Turkey, Texas

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Population in 2013: 410 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -17.0%
 
Males: 205  (50.0%)
Females: 205  (50.0%)
Median resident age:  35.3 years
Texas median age:  34.0 years

Zip codes: 79261.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,755 (it was $19,833 in 2000)
Turkey:

$31,755
TX:

$51,704

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,692 (it was $9,809 in 2000)

Turkey city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $47,413 (it was $14,400 in 2000)
Turkey:

$47,413
TX:

$132,000

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $66,453; Detached houses: $67,024; Mobile homes: $45,048

Median gross rent in 2013: $579.

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  • Races in Turkey, TX (2010)

    Turkey races chart
    • 26562.9%White alone
    • 14334.0%Hispanic
    • 81.9%Black alone
    • 51.2%Two or more races

Races in Turkey detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Turkey: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (11.1%), German (10.3%), English (8.6%), United States (4.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 497 people per square mile   (low).

Turkey, Texas map

For population 25 years and over in Turkey:

  • High school or higher: 74.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Turkey city:

  • Never married: 10.8%
  • Now married: 60.7%
  • Separated: 5.6%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

81 residents are foreign born (17.8% Latin America).

This city:

17.8%
Texas:

16.5%



According to our research of Texas and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Turkey, Texas as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Turkey to the number of sex offenders is 415 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,137 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $429 (1.2%)

Turkey satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Amarillo, TX (77.6 miles , pop. 173,627).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Oklahoma City, OK (204.8 miles , pop. 506,132).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (261.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Quitaque, TX (3.1 miles ), Lakeview, TX (4.7 miles) , Silverton, TX (4.9 miles ), Matador, TX (5.2 miles ), Estelline, TX (5.3 miles) , Memphis, TX (5.5 miles ), Roaring Springs, TX (5.8 miles ), Hedley, TX (5.9 miles ).

Latitude: 34.39 N, Longitude: 100.89 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Western Swing Capital of the World

Area code: 806

Turkey household income distribution Turkey home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Texas:

5.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-0.6%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (49%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Educational services (29%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (37%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (29%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (21%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Turkey, Texas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Turkey-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/15/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.0 miles away from the Turkey city center killed 21 people and injured 80 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/17/1970, a category F4 tornado 33.8 miles away from the city center killed 5 people and injured 51 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Turkey-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Texas state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 94.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi) earthquake occurred 319.2 miles away from Turkey center
On 1/2/1992 at 11:45:35, a magnitude 5.0 (4.6 MB, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 191.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 146.1 miles away from the city center
On 8/10/2005 at 22:08:22, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 279.1 miles away from Turkey center
On 4/28/1998 at 14:13:01, a magnitude 4.2 (3.9 MB, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 143.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hall County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 3, Fires: 2, Flood: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Turkey topographic map

Birthplace of: Joe Barnhill - Country singer.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Turkey:

  • Wayland Baptist University (about 50 miles; Plainview, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,526)
  • West Texas A & M University (about 71 miles; Canyon, TX; FT enrollment: 6,820)
  • Amarillo College (about 78 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 6,622)
  • Texas Tech University (about 80 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 29,251)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 80 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 3,269)
  • Western Oklahoma State College (about 91 miles; Altus, OK; FT enrollment: 2,054)
  • Vernon College (about 92 miles; Vernon, TX; FT enrollment: 2,216)

Public high school in Turkey:

  • Valley School (Students: 207; Location: 11826 HWY 86; Grades: PK-12; Our rating: 66)
See full list of schools located in Turkey

Library in Turkey:

  • TURKEY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,337; Location: 602 LYLES; 6,750 books; 29 e-books; 27 audio materials; 22 video materials)

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Notable locations in Turkey: Hotel Turkey (A), Turkey Ambulance Service (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hall County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.9%
(11.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Black residents, 41.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 93.6% for other race residents, 68.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Texas:  2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.7%
Whole state:  69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.4%
Whole state:  6.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Turkey compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Turkey (2011 data):

  • Memphis State Bank: Main Street Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1943/10/11. Info updated 2011/10/21: Bank assets: $34.4 mil, Deposits: $30.5 mil, headquarters in Memphis, TX, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Baylor Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.6
Texas average:

14.4

Turkey travel time to work - commute Turkey mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (52%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Turkey city (based on Hall County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,63111
Mainline Protestant4183
Catholic1402
Other1-
None1,163-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Hall County:

8.69 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Hall County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Hall County:

11.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

11.59 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.2%
Texas:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Hall County:

26.5%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

15.7%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,718$32,6160$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$357
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$408
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$809
Water Supply 2$6,248$37,4880$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$476
Totals for Government 3$8,966$35,8649$2,050

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($31.71)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($19.51)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($4.88)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $52,000 ($126.83)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($39.02)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($24.39)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $66,000 ($160.98)
  • Tax - Property: $39,000 ($95.12)
    Total General Sales: $25,000 ($60.98)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($24.39)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $157,000 ($382.93)

6.89% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,972 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.89%
Texas average:

7.14%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.


7.61% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($24,101 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Texas average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Childress County, TX  1.06% ($30,091 average AGI)

Strongest AM radio stations in Turkey:

  • KICA (980 AM; 50 kW; CLOVIS, NM; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KMUL (1380 AM; 50 kW; MULESHOE, TX; Owner: BROADCAST ENTERTAINMENT CORPORATION)
  • KGNC (710 AM; 10 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: MCC RADIO, LLC)
  • KVOP (1090 AM; 5 kW; PLAINVIEW, TX; Owner: EQUICOM, INC)
  • KGYN (1210 AM; 50 kW; GUYMON, OK; Owner: TELNS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KINF (1020 AM; 50 kW; ROSWELL, NM; Owner: JAMES CRYSTAL HOLDINGS OF NEW MEXICO, INC.)
  • KIXZ (940 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KCLR (1530 AM; daytime; 5 kW; RALLS, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KTNZ (1010 AM; 5 kW; AMARILLO, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • WBAP (820 AM; 50 kW; FORT WORTH, TX; Owner: WBAP-KSCS OPERATING, LTD.)
  • KJTV (950 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: RAMAR COMMUNICATIONS II, LTD.)
  • KOMA (1520 AM; 50 kW; OKLAHOMA CITY, OK; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • KFYO (790 AM; 5 kW; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Turkey:

  • KLBK-TV (Channel 13; LUBBOCK, TX; Owner: QUORUM OF TEXAS LICENSE, LLC)
  • K35EM (Channel 35; QUITAQUE, TX; Owner: AMARILLO JUNIOR COLLEGE DISTRICT)
  • K58DF (Channel 58; TURKEY, ETC., TX; Owner: ARNOLD CRUZE TR/AS VALLEY TV)
  • K60BW (Channel 60; TURKEY, ETC., TX; Owner: ARNOLD CRUZE TR/AS VALLEY TV)
  • K54AW (Channel 54; TURKEY, ETC., TX; Owner: ARNOLD CRUZE TR/AS VALLEY TV)
  • K56DM (Channel 56; TURKEY, ETC., TX; Owner: ARNOLD CRUZE TR/AS VALLEY TV)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Turkey)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 0 .40 Miles E Of Hwy 86 (Lat: 34.396667 Lon: -100.883333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 99 m, Call Sign: WPMT975
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.187 MHz, 859.787 MHz, 856.337 MHz, 857.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/26/2004, Expiration Date: 12/23/2013, Certifier: Richard Schertz
    Registrant: Aepsc, 1 Riverside Plaza, Columbus, OH 43215, Phone: (614) 716-5874, Fax: (614) 716-3535, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • TURKEY, 8.6 Mi Southwest (Lat: 34.469722 Lon: -100.771111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 118.9 m, Overall height: 123.4 m, Call Sign: WPJB347
    Assigned Frequencies: 6745.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KG5FA, Licensee ID: L00651540
    Grant Date: 05/30/2007, Expiration Date: 07/15/2017
    Registrant: Deanna M Seitz, 12940 Fm 656, Turkey, TX 79261
  • Call Sign: W5KMS, Licensee ID: L00651519
    Grant Date: 05/30/2007, Expiration Date: 07/15/2017
    Registrant: Wendell L Seitz, 12940 Fm 656, Turkey, TX 79261

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Turkey, TX among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1171.0 years
William1082.2 years
James984.1 years
Mary775.7 years
Ida589.4 years
Willie581.4 years
Cecil474.2 years
George477.8 years
Pauline479.7 years
Ruby472.2 years
Most common last names in Turkey, TX among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mullin1183.6 years
Lane1078.4 years
Johnson1081.7 years
Turner876.9 years
Martin772.2 years
Williams676.0 years
Fuston674.8 years
Guest678.2 years
Currie576.4 years
Jones583.2 years

Turkey on our top lists:

  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with lowest ratio of median house value to median household income"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #33 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
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