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Turkey: COTTON FIELD at the north city limits. Musician, songwriter, and bandleader Bob Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975), one of the founders of Western Swing, grew up in a Turkey cotton-farming family. Turkey: Turkey Hotel Bed & Breakfast Turkey: PRAIRIE DOG TOWN FORK RED RIVER begins when two creeks merge in the Palo Duro Canyon, the nation’s second largest. Fed by springs there that form its base flow, runoff from rainstorms occurring along the Llano Estacado mesa’s escarpment can dramatically increase its volume. Turkey: ATTRACTIVE BRICK HOME dating from the mid-20th century near State Highway 70.
Turkey: WORKING HOUSEHOLD surrounded by working trucks. Turkey is situated at the intersection of State Highways 86 and 70, on the Burlington Northern line in the southwestern corner of Hall County. Turkey: STATE HIGHWAY 70 BRIDGES the Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River north of Turkey. Turkey: VISIBLE STRATA along Prairie Dog Town Fork Red River were deposited during the Permian and Triassic periods when the area was a sea. Consisting mostly of unconsolidated, deep-red, slightly calcareous shaly clay, these Permian “Red Beds” contain a rather high content of sodium chloride and other salts. Turkey: PRAIRIE DOG TOWN FORK RED RIVER, just north of Turkey, is the largest tributary of the Red River, which in turn comprises most of the east-west border between Oklahoma and Texas on its way to the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers.
Turkey: Hotel Turkey: CITY LIMITS. Settled in the early 1890S, the town was first called Turkey Roost for the wild turkey roosts found on nearby Turkey Creek. The name was changed in 1893. Turkey: Town Sign Turkey: Downtown Turkey
 

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Population in 2012: 415 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -16.0%
 

Males: 209  (50.5%)
Females: 206  (49.5%)

Median resident age:  48.4 years
Texas median age:  30.8 years

Zip codes: 79261.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,735 (it was $19,833 in 2000)
Turkey:

$31,735
TX:

$50,740
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,991

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $46,734 (it was $14,400 in 2000)
Turkey:

$46,734
TX:

$129,200
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $55,330; Detached houses: $56,995; Townhouses or other attached units: $52,342; Mobile homes: $24,555

Median gross rent in 2012: $495.

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  • White alone - 265 (62.9%)
  • Hispanic - 143 (34.0%)
  • Black alone - 8 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Turkey: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (10.3%), German (9.0%), Irish (9.0%), United States (8.8%), Scotch-Irish (4.5%), French (3.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 0.82 square miles.

Population density: 503 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Turkey:

  • High school or higher: 78.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Turkey city:

  • Never married: 10.0%
  • Now married: 67.7%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

80 residents are foreign born

This city:  16.3%
Texas:  16.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,417 (1.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $400 (1.2%)

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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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.1%
Texas:

6.7%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -3 (-0.6%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (45%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (16%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Other financial specialists (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Turkey-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Texas state average. It is 144% 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 slightly above Texas state average. It is 93% 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 8/17/2000 at 01:08:05, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from Turkey center
On 12/16/2000 at 22:08:54, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/14/2008 at 03:07:28, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/15/1997 at 09:08:55, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.1 miles away from Turkey center
On 9/24/2003 at 15:02:09, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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, Tornado: 1, Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Turkey topographic map

Birthplace of: Joe Barnhill - Country singer.

Political contributions by individuals in Turkey, TX

Local government website: www.turkeytexas.net

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Turkey:

  • West Texas A & M University (about 71 miles; Canyon, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,251)
  • Amarillo College (about 78 miles; Amarillo, TX; FT enrollment: 3,610)
  • Texas Tech University (about 80 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 25,860)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (about 80 miles; Lubbock, TX; FT enrollment: 2,626)
  • South Plains College (about 102 miles; Levelland, TX; FT enrollment: 4,679)
  • Midwestern State University (about 141 miles; Wichita Falls, TX; FT enrollment: 4,383)
  • Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus (about 141 miles; Portales, NM; FT enrollment: 2,746)

Public high school in Turkey:

  • Valley School (Students: 207; Location: 11826 HWY 86; Grades: PK-12; Our rating: 66)
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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 2012: 25.5%
(4.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 7.1% for Black residents, 63.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 92.1% for other race residents, 66.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Turkey, TX

Turkey compared to Texas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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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.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


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Turkey mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (57%)
  • Electricity (40%)
  • Wood (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 84.16%
Here84.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents59.9%17.2%11.0%9.9%1.9%
Congregations30.8%15.4%15.4%15.4%23.1%
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: 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 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,486
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$300
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$400
Sewerage 1$1,350$16,2000$0
Water Supply 1$2,000$24,0000$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$220
Totals for Government 2$3,350$20,10010$2,406

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $13,000 ($31.33)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($19.28)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($4.82)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $52,000 ($125.30)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($38.55)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($24.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $66,000 ($159.04)
  • Tax - Property: $39,000 ($93.98)
    Total General Sales: $25,000 ($60.24)
    Public Utilities: $10,000 ($24.10)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $157,000 ($378.31)

9.48% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,433 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.48%
Texas average:

8.37%

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



8.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,903 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.56%
Texas average:

7.44%

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 Childress County, TX  0.92% ($26,000 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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