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.

Turner County

Population

Total Population

8,559

Population
Growth Rate

0.30%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

11.000

Housing & Income

Households

3,552

Total Housing Units

4,092


Owner Occupied

2,680

Renter Occupied

872

Vacant

540

Median Home Value

$103,819


Average Home Value

$152,248

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.35%


Per Capita Income

3.84%

Income Projection

Median Household

$51,129 $62,469


Average Household

$66,366 $80,250


Per Capita

$27,991 $33,794

Workforce

Total Businesses

447

Total Employed

3,244

Workers 16+

4,195

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

26

Employed

109

Mining

Businesses

1

Employed

1

Utilities

Businesses

6

Employed

121

Construction

Businesses

35

Employed

110

Manufacturing

Businesses

11

Employed

160

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

18

Employed

62

Some
High School

300

Graduated
High School

1,824

Associates
Degree

952

Bachelor's
Degree

986

Graduate
Degree

437

Average Commute Time

25 min.



Resident Commuters

1,966

Non-Resident Commuters

2,172

Drive Alone

3,175

Carpooled

467

Public

4

Work At Home

273


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