Turner County
Turner County Courthouse (Built 1907), Ashburn
Turner County Courthouse (Built 1907), Ashburn
Map of Georgia highlighting Turner County
Location within the U.S. state of Georgia
Map of the United States highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 31°43′N 83°38′W / 31.72°N 83.63°W / 31.72; -83.63
Country United States
State Georgia
FoundedAugust 18, 1905; 117 years ago (1905)
Named forHenry Gray Turner
SeatAshburn
Largest cityAshburn
Area
 • Total290 sq mi (800 km2)
 • Land285 sq mi (740 km2)
 • Water4.6 sq mi (12 km2)  1.6%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2020)
9,006
 • Density31/sq mi (12/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district8th
Websitewww.turnercountygeorgia.com

Turner County is a county located in the south central portion of the U.S. state of Georgia. As of the 2020 census, the population was 9006.[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.[3]

Geography

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.[4]

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).[5]

Major highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
191010,075
192012,46623.7%
193011,196−10.2%
194010,846−3.1%
195010,479−3.4%
19608,439−19.5%
19708,7904.2%
19809,5108.2%
19908,703−8.5%
20009,5049.2%
20108,930−6.0%
20209,0060.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1900-1990[7]
1990-2000[8] 2010-2013[1]

2020 census

Turner County racial composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 4,700 52.19%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 3,644 40.46%
Native American 7 0.08%
Asian 49 0.54%
Other/Mixed 234 2.6%
Hispanic or Latino 372 4.13%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 9,006 people, 3,169 households, and 2,297 families residing in the county.

2010 census

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

Notable people

Turner County is home to Paramedics Curtis Pylant and Brian Meadows who were awarded the Georgia Department of Public Health's first ever Medal of Honor for risking their lives to save a victim's life in a vehicle crash during a dramatic rescue.

Politics

United States presidential election results for Turner County, Georgia[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 2,349 61.96% 1,409 37.17% 33 0.87%
2016 2,095 61.65% 1,246 36.67% 57 1.68%
2012 2,028 56.85% 1,510 42.33% 29 0.81%
2008 2,096 58.94% 1,427 40.13% 33 0.93%
2004 1,815 61.21% 1,135 38.28% 15 0.51%
2000 1,258 51.22% 1,169 47.60% 29 1.18%
1996 924 37.64% 1,272 51.81% 259 10.55%
1992 936 30.95% 1,669 55.19% 419 13.86%
1988 1,312 50.52% 1,122 43.20% 163 6.28%
1984 1,329 51.14% 1,270 48.86% 0 0.00%
1980 898 30.74% 1,990 68.13% 33 1.13%
1976 416 15.52% 2,265 84.48% 0 0.00%
1972 2,120 82.91% 437 17.09% 0 0.00%
1968 419 15.66% 412 15.40% 1,845 68.95%
1964 1,672 69.93% 719 30.07% 0 0.00%
1960 328 17.51% 1,545 82.49% 0 0.00%
1956 354 20.21% 1,398 79.79% 0 0.00%
1952 402 22.85% 1,357 77.15% 0 0.00%
1948 147 12.86% 774 67.72% 222 19.42%
1944 334 29.51% 797 70.41% 1 0.09%
1940 351 30.60% 791 68.96% 5 0.44%
1936 188 17.94% 860 82.06% 0 0.00%
1932 59 6.04% 909 93.04% 9 0.92%
1928 526 61.59% 328 38.41% 0 0.00%
1924 166 30.97% 338 63.06% 32 5.97%
1920 182 31.65% 393 68.35% 0 0.00%
1916 172 23.99% 400 55.79% 145 20.22%
1912 54 11.54% 382 81.62% 32 6.84%


See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on December 1, 2021. Retrieved December 1, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 233. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission Interactive Mapping Experience". Georgia Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Retrieved November 25, 2015.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 5, 2021.
  7. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 26, 2014.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  10. ^ a b c "DP-1 Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  11. ^ "Population, Housing Units, Area, and Density: 2010 - County". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  12. ^ "DP02 SELECTED SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS IN THE UNITED STATES – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  13. ^ "DP03 SELECTED ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS – 2006-2010 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved December 30, 2015.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved March 22, 2018.

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