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

8,798

Population
Growth Rate

0.51%

Median Age

45

Diversity Index

14.300

Housing & Income

Households

3,671

Total Housing Units

4,186


Owner Occupied

2,771

Renter Occupied

900

Vacant

515

Median Home Value

$144,524


Average Home Value

$175,902

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.60%


Per Capita Income

1.64%

Income Projection

Median Household

$53,061 $55,900


Average Household

$66,792 $72,262


Per Capita

$27,886 $30,251

Workforce

Total Businesses

406

Total Employed

3,096

Workers 16+

4,173

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

31

Employed

742

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

13

Employed

565

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

46

Employed

371

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

34

Employed

196

2020 Building Matl/Garden Equip

N

Businesses

10

Employed

192

2020 Manufacturing Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

11

Employed

150

Some
High School

213

Graduated
High School

1,921

Associates
Degree

1,047

Bachelor's
Degree

1,077

Graduate
Degree

460

Average Commute Time

25 min.



Resident Commuters

1,945

Non-Resident Commuters

2,189

Drive Alone

3,203

Carpooled

394

Public

5

Work At Home

293


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