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Turkey, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Turkey had a population of 311 as of July 1, 2015. Turkey ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Turkey is located at latitude 34.995 and longitude -78.1842 in Sampson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Turkey (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Sampson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 144 feet.

The Town of Turkey (GNIS ID: 2406768) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Turkey is located within Township of Turkey, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sampson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Turkey population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Turkey: Turkey Creek.

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Turkey, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 311
Population in Households 311
Population in Familes 263
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 784
Diversity Index2 81


Total Households 119
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 85
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 124 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (68.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (27.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $99,194
Average Home Value $124,096


Median Household Income $35,593
Average Household Income $43,278
Per Capita Income $15,963
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.21% 0.88%
Households 1.33% 0.99%
Families 0.23% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Turkey, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Turkey to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 636 14th
Population Density1 # 314 58th
Diversity Index2 # 9 99th
Median Household Income # 492 34th
Per Capita Income # 645 13th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.