Turner County

Turner county was founded in 1871 and named for John W. Turner, a member of the Dakota Territory legislature from 1865-1866. Centerville (45 minutes to Yankton), Chancellor (61 minutes), Hurley (50 minutes), Marion (51 minutes), Parker (55 minutes), and Viborg (41 minutes).  The village of Swan Lake near present-day Viborg was the first county seat, and Centerville takes its name as it was the halfway point on the stage line between Vermillion and Swan Lake.  Ethnic names and celebrations honor the European immigrants who homesteaded the county in the late 1800s. Turner county has a rural, agricultural economy.

Centerville School District, Marion School District, Parker School District, and Viborg-Hurley Public School educate the future of Turner county from kindergarten through high school.

Demographics

Total Population

8,481

Households

3,537

Median Age

45

Population Growth Rate

0%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing

Total Housing Units

4,082

Owner Occupied

2,763

Renter Occupied

774

Vacant

545

Median Home Value

$98,870


Average Home Value

$142,056

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Median Household

2017

$50,844

2022

$60,887

Average Household

2017

$62,937

2022

$76,949

Per Capita

2017

$26,701

2022

$32,665

Cost of living

87.00%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

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Commute

Average Commute Time

26 min.

Drive Alone

3,095

Carpooled

493

Public

4

Work At Home

314

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Workforce

Workers 16+

4,205

Graduates

High School

2,030

Associates

836

Bachelor's

1,025

Graduate

283

Total Employed

3,110

Total Businesses

442

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

31

Employed

122

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

7

Employed

122

Construction

Businesses

31

Employed

98

Manufacturing

Businesses

9

Employed

118

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

18

Employed

59

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22