Turner County, Georgia

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Turner County, Georgia
Turner County Courthouse from SE corner.JPG
Turner County Courthouse (Built 1907), Ashburn
Map of Georgia highlighting Turner County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded August 18, 1905
Named for Henry Gray Turner
Seat Ashburn
Largest city Ashburn
Area
 • Total 290 sq mi (751 km2)
 • Land 285 sq mi (738 km2)
 • Water 4.6 sq mi (12 km2), 1.6%
Population
 • (2010) 8,930
 • Density 31/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 8th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.turnercountygeorgia.com

Turner County is a county located in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,930.[1] The county seat is Ashburn.[2] The county was created on August 18, 1905, and named for Henry Gray Turner, U.S. representative and Georgia state Supreme Court justice.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 290 square miles (750 km2), of which 285 square miles (740 km2) is land and 4.6 square miles (12 km2) (1.6%) is water.[3]

The eastern two-thirds of Turner County, from just west of Interstate 75 heading east, are located in the Alapaha River sub-basin of the Suwannee River basin. The southern and western portion of the county are located in the Little River sub-basin of the same Suwannee River basin. The entire western edge of Turner County is located in the Middle Flint River sub-basin of the ACF River Basin (Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin).[4]

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 10,075
1920 12,466 23.7%
1930 11,196 −10.2%
1940 10,846 −3.1%
1950 10,479 −3.4%
1960 8,439 −19.5%
1970 8,790 4.2%
1980 9,510 8.2%
1990 8,703 −8.5%
2000 9,504 9.2%
2010 8,930 −6.0%
Est. 2014 8,153 [5] −8.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 8,930 people, 3,339 households, and 2,308 families residing in the county.[10] The population density was 31.3 inhabitants per square mile (12.1/km2). There were 3,841 housing units at an average density of 13.5 per square mile (5.2/km2).[11] The racial makeup of the county was 54.7% white, 41.6% black or African American, 0.4% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 2.2% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.2% of the population.[10] In terms of ancestry, 12.3% were American, 9.4% were English, and 6.1% were Irish.[12]

Of the 3,339 households, 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.9% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.9% were non-families, and 27.1% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.10. The median age was 38.7 years.[10]

The median income for a household in the county was $30,763 and the median income for a family was $40,446. Males had a median income of $33,536 versus $22,835 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,973. About 22.8% of families and 25.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.2% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.[13]

Communities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Retrieved 2015-11-25. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014. 
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-12-30. 

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Coordinates: 31°43′N 83°38′W / 31.72°N 83.63°W / 31.72; -83.63