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Turner County, Georgia
Map of Georgia highlighting Turner County
Location in the state of Georgia
Map of USA GA
Georgia's location in the U.S.
Founded August 18, 1905
Named for Henry Gray Turner
Seat Ashburn
Largest city Ashburn
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

290 sq mi (751 km²)
290 sq mi (751 km²)
 - (2005)
 - Density

13/sq mi (33/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

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.


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


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 HighwaysEdit

Adjacent CountiesEdit


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 Edit

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

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