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Turner County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Turner County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the U.S. highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Seat Ashburn
Largest city Ashburn
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

290 sq mi (751 km²)
286 sq mi (741 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 1.32%
PopulationEst.
 - (2005)
 - Density

9,474
13/sq mi (33/km²)
Founded August 18, 1905
Named for Henry Gray Turner
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Turner County Georgia Courthouse.jpg
Turner County Courthouse (Built 1907), Ashburn, Georgia

Turner County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on August 18, 1905. As of 2000, the population was 9,504. The 2007 Census Estimate shows a population of 20,270.[1] The county seat is Ashburn.[2]

Contents

History

The County is named for Henry Gray Turner, U.S. representative and Georgia state Supreme Court justice.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 290 square miles (751 km²), of which, 286 square miles (741 km²) of it is land and 4 square miles (10 km²) of it (1.32%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

Events

The fourth weekend in March, Ashburn holds the Fireant Festival. This festival has arts, a carnival, car show, fireworks and much more.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 9,504 people, 3,435 households, and 2,538 families residing in the county. The population density was 33 people per square mile (13/km²). There were 3,916 housing units at an average density of 14 per square mile (5/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 20.98% White, 70.37% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.81% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 2.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,435 households out of which 35.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.4 under the age of 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,676, and the median income for a family was $31,445. Males had a median income of $25,694 versus $18,472 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,454. About 20.5% of families and 26.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.8% of those under age 18 and 24.8% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

References

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


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Turner County, Georgia
Map
File:Map of Georgia highlighting Turner County.png
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of the USA highlighting Georgia
Georgia's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded August 18, 1905
Seat Ashburn
Largest City Ashburn
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²),
wikipedia:Population
 - (2005)
 - Density

9474
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Named for: Henry Gray Turner

Turner County is a county located in the U.S. state of Georgia. It was created on August 18, 1905. As of 2000, the population is 9,504. The 2005 Census Estimate shows a population of 9,474 [1]. The county seat is Ashburn6.

Contents

History

The County is named for Henry Gray Turner, U.S. representative and Georgia state Supreme Court justice.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 751 km² (290 sq mi). 741 km² (286 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (4 sq mi) of it (1.32%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent Counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,504 people, 3,435 households, and 2,538 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (33/sq mi). There were 3,916 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 56.37% White, 40.98% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.81% from other races, and 0.36% from two or more races. 2.57% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,435 households out of which 35.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.00% were married couples living together, 18.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the county the population was spread out with 29.40% under the age of 18, 10.20% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 21.10% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,676, and the median income for a family was $31,445. Males had a median income of $25,694 versus $18,472 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,454. About 20.50% of families and 26.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.80% of those under age 18 and 24.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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

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