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Population in 2012: 295 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +12.6%
 

Males: 135  (46.1%)
Females: 160  (53.9%)

Median resident age:  43.9 years
North Carolina median age:  45.5 years

Zip codes: 28393.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $49,816 (it was $19,107 in 2000)
Turkey:

$49,816
NC:

$45,150
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,714

Turkey town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $74,952 (it was $60,800 in 2000)
Turkey:

$74,952
NC:

$150,100
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $71,773; Detached houses: $101,362; Mobile homes: $39,863

Median gross rent in 2012: $488.

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  • White alone - 154 (52.7%)
  • Black alone - 76 (26.0%)
  • Hispanic - 58 (19.9%)
  • Asian alone - 3 (1.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Turkey: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (21.5%), Irish (9.4%), United States (6.1%), German (1.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.7%), French (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 0.40 square miles.

Population density: 740 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Turkey:

  • High school or higher: 61.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 12.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Turkey town:

  • Never married: 37.3%
  • Now married: 48.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

36 residents are foreign born

This town:  9.1%
North Carolina:  7.7%



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Turkey, North Carolina as of July 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Turkey to the number of sex offenders is 148 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $950 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $354 (1.3%)

Turkey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fayetteville, NC (41.8 miles , pop. 121,015).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Raleigh, NC (62.7 miles , pop. 276,093).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (384.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Warsaw, NC (2.3 miles ), Clinton, NC (2.9 miles ), Faison, NC (3.0 miles ), Magnolia, NC (3.2 miles ), Keener, NC (3.3 miles ), Calypso, NC (3.5 miles ), Bonnetsville, NC (3.5 miles ), Kenansville, NC (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 34.99 N, Longitude: 78.18 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 910

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.0%
North Carolina:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -5 (-1.9%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (53%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Manufacturing (33%)
  • Retail trade (21%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (23%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Religious workers (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (23%)
  • Business operations specialists (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Special education teachers (5%)

Work and jobs in Turkey: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Turkey, North Carolina

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Tornado activity:

Turkey-area historical tornado activity is above North Carolina state average. It is 69% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/28/1984, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.4 miles away from the Turkey town center killed 3 people and injured 149 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F4 tornado 18.1 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 70 people.

Earthquake activity:

Turkey-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below North Carolina state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1994 at 19:54:09, a magnitude 3.8 (3.6 LG, 3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 81.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/25/2006 at 05:44:25, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from Turkey center
On 9/22/2006 at 11:22:00, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sampson County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Storms: 2, Flood: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Turkey:

  • RAI CARE CENTERS WARSAW (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; WARSAW, NC)
  • WARSAW HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WARSAW, NC)
  • SCI-DUPLIN HOUSE (Hospital, about 7 miles away; WARSAW, NC)

Political contributions by individuals in Turkey, NC

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Turkey:

  • Mount Olive College (about 17 miles; Mount Olive, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,812)
  • Wayne Community College (about 32 miles; Goldsboro, NC; FT enrollment: 2,008)
  • Johnston Community College (about 37 miles; Smithfield, NC; FT enrollment: 2,166)
  • Fayetteville State University (about 41 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 4,481)
  • Fayetteville Technical Community College (about 43 miles; Fayetteville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,496)
  • Campbell University Inc (about 43 miles; Buies Creek, NC; FT enrollment: 4,229)
  • Wake Technical Community College (about 55 miles; Raleigh, NC; FT enrollment: 4,554)

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Sampson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 27.1. This is about average.
City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.30
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Turkey and their reported violations in the past:

GREATER SIX RUNS MISS BAPT CH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-22-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between FEB-16-2003 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between NOV-18-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • Other Non-NPDWR Potential Health Risks - Between AUG-19-2002 and DEC-31-2025, Contaminant: Public Notice
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 2.0%
(1.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
North Carolina:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  75.7%
Whole state:  66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.5%
Whole state:  5.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Turkey, NC

Turkey compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Turkey travel time to work - commute


Turkey mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (68%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Turkey town (based on Sampson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 46.43%
Here46.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchOriginal Free Will BaptistsInternational Pentecostal Holiness Church
Adherents49.0%15.8%13.6%5.6%5.1%
Congregations39.3%2.6%19.7%6.0%8.5%
NameChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents2.6%2.6%2.2%1.1%2.3%
Congregations6.0%4.3%1.7%5.1%6.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 14
Sampson County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Sampson County:

0.16 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 42
Sampson County:

6.63 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Here:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.7%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Sampson County:

31.6%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sampson County:

24.0%
State:

15.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$1,807$21,6840$0
Totals for Government 1$1,807$21,6840$0

Turkey government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $40,000 ($135.59)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($67.80)
    Sewerage: $19,000 ($64.41)
    Solid Waste Management: $15,000 ($50.85)
    General - Other: $13,000 ($44.07)
    Water Utilities: $8,000 ($27.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($16.95)
    General Public Buildings: $2,000 ($6.78)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($3.39)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $10,000 ($33.90)

Turkey government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $15,000 ($50.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($30.51)
    All Other: $2,000 ($6.78)
    Parks & Recreation: $0 ($0.00)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $33,000 ($111.86)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($6.78)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($3.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $6,000 ($20.34)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($37.29)
    General Support: $6,000 ($20.34)
  • Tax - Property: $15,000 ($50.85)

Turkey government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $77,000 ($261.02)

5.28% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,915 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.28%
North Carolina average:

8.53%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Sampson County:

0.06%
North Carolina average:

0.17%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Cumberland County, NC  0.73% ($30,789 average AGI)
from Duplin County, NC  0.56% ($25,091)
from Harnett County, NC  0.48% ($26,415)


5.15% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,069 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.15%
North Carolina average:

7.27%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Cumberland County, NC  0.77% ($24,413 average AGI)
to Harnett County, NC  0.51% ($24,303)
to Duplin County, NC  0.50% ($26,051)

Strongest AM radio stations in Turkey:

  • WCLN (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINTON, NC; Owner: BROADCASTING GOOD NEWS, INC.)
  • WDJS (1430 AM; 10 kW; MOUNT OLIVE, NC; Owner: MOUNT OLIVE BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WRRZ (880 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CLINTON, NC; Owner: WRRZ RADIO COMPANY, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCKB (780 AM; 7 kW; DUNN, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WFNC (640 AM; 10 kW; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WSMO (1120 AM; 20 kW; CAMP LEJEUNE, NC; Owner: CTC MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WGBR (1150 AM; 5 kW; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WPYB (1130 AM; daytime; 7 kW; BENSON, NC; Owner: BENSON-DUNN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRNS (960 AM; 5 kW; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WETC (540 AM; 8 kW; WENDELL-ZEBULON, NC; Owner: CAROLINA REGIONAL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSTK (910 AM; 5 kW; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Turkey:

  • WRNS-FM (95.1 FM; KINSTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WYMY (96.9 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, LTD.)
  • WRAL (101.5 FM; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAL-FM, INC.)
  • WERO (93.3 FM; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: NM LICENSING, LLC)
  • WNCT-FM (107.9 FM; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: WNCT LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXB (99.9 FM; BURGAW, NC; Owner: SEA-COMM, INC.)
  • WHQR (91.3 FM; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: FRIENDS OF PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WTRG (100.7 FM; ROCKY MOUNT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRDU (106.1 FM; WILSON, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WZFX (99.1 FM; WHITEVILLE, NC; Owner: WDAS LICENSE LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCLN-FM (107.3 FM; CLINTON, NC; Owner: CHRISTIAN LISTENING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKIX (102.3 FM; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: NEW AGE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSM (98.1 FM; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WRCQ (103.5 FM; DUNN, NC; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WZKB (94.3 FM; WALLACE, NC; Owner: JG & J BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Turkey:

  • WECT (Channel 6; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WTVD (Channel 11; DURHAM, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRAL-TV (Channel 5; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: CAPITOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WITN-TV (Channel 7; WASHINGTON, NC; Owner: WITN LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WNCT-TV (Channel 9; GREENVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCN (Channel 17; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTI-TV (Channel 12; NEW BERN, NC; Owner: EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNM-TV (Channel 19; JACKSONVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WLFL (Channel 22; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WLFL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRDC (Channel 28; DURHAM, NC; Owner: RALEIGH (WRDC-TV) LICENSEE, INC.)
  • WRAZ (Channel 50; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: WRAZ-TV, INC.)
  • WUVC (Channel 40; FAYETTEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPITAL BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WRAY-TV (Channel 30; WILSON, NC; Owner: WRAY, INC.)
  • WUNJ-TV (Channel 39; WILMINGTON, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WHFL-LP (Channel 56; GOLDSBORO, NC; Owner: FREE LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

Turkey fatal accident list:

Jul 4, 1980 03:45 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Turkey)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: K7BV, Licensee ID: L00237485
    Grant Date: 08/10/2006, Expiration Date: 11/04/2016, Certifier: Dennis R Motschenbacher
    Registrant: Dennis R Motschenbacher, 290 West Road, Turkey, NC 28393
  • Call Sign: W4BKG
    Grant Date: 06/06/1995, Expiration Date: 06/06/2005, Cancellation Date: 06/07/2007
    Registrant: Edward D Mc Gowen, Turkey, NC 28393
  • Call Sign: KI6ZVY, Licensee ID: L01496035
    Grant Date: 06/03/2009, Expiration Date: 06/03/2019, Certifier: Lieska S Motschenbacher
    Registrant: Lieska S Motschenbacher, 290 West Road, Turkey, NC 28393

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-200 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6871J , Serial Number: 28R-7635354, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/1976
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy T Smith, 300 West Rd, Turkey, NC 28393



Most common first names in Turkey, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2671.7 years
John1772.9 years
William1669.6 years
Robert1571.0 years
Henry1274.0 years
Annie1075.7 years
Mary978.3 years
George873.4 years
David771.2 years
Joseph674.2 years
Most common last names in Turkey, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Faison3070.7 years
Hudson1777.3 years
Morrisey1762.1 years
Matthews1675.1 years
Smith1568.7 years
Wilson1370.6 years
Register1177.4 years
Mccalop1075.7 years
Carroll1081.4 years
Holland978.2 years
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