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The 2000 Census showed that Turner County had a population of 9,504 people. This represented 0.12% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 131st most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Turner had a population of 9,254 people. This is a decrease of 2.63% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
20108,930-6.04%-3.5% since 2009
20099,254-2.63%-0.93% since 2008
20089,341-1.72%-0.42% since 2007
20079,380-1.3%-0.28% since 2006
20069,406-1.03%-0.86% since 2005
20049,494-0.11%-0.3% since 2003
20039,523+0.2%-1.14% since 2002
20029,633+1.36%+1.03% since 2001
20019,535+0.33%+0.33% since 2000
20009,504The Last Census

Turner County had 3,916 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Turner County has a total area<3> of 289.9 square miles [750 km²]. Of this total, 286 square miles [740 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.32%) being water (3.83 square miles [9.91 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Turner County had a population density of 33.23 people per square mile [12.83 people/km²], making it the state's 115th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Turner County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Turner and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Turner County QuickFact (QF-13287).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Turner County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Turner County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Ben HillQF-13017   E17,56717,4840.47%
CrispQF-13081   NW22,21021,9960.97%
IrwinQF-13155   E10,0869,9311.56%
TiftQF-13277   S42,95938,40711.85%
WilcoxQF-13315   NE8,8958,5773.71%
WorthQF-13321   SW21,21421,967-3.43%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Turner. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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