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

8,598

Households

3,621

Median Age

45

Population Growth Rate

0%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

3,621

Owner Occupied

2,803

Renter Occupied

818

Vacant

569

Median Home Value

$95,547


Average Home Value

$141,465

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2016

$50,495

2021

$55,238

Average Household

2016

$61,535

2021

$68,876

Per Capita

2016

$26,362

2021

$29,723

Cost of living

87.00%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

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Commute

Average Commute Time

27 min.

Drive Alone

3,148

Carpooled

467

Public

3

Work At Home

323

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

4,288

Graduates

High School

2,005

Associates

836

Bacehlor's

1,035

Graduate

269

Total Employed

3,078

Total Businesses

502

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

33

Employed

141

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

8

Employed

159

Construction

Businesses

35

Employed

110

Manufacturing

Businesses

10

Employed

128

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

18

Employed

63

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02