Turkey is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 212 people and just one neighborhood, Turkey is the 552nd largest community in North Carolina.
Turkey is a blue-collar town, with 70.86% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Turkey is a town of production and manufacturing workers, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Turkey who work in management occupations (12.58%), office and administrative support (11.26%), and teaching (2.65%).
Overall, Turkey’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Turkey has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Turkey has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Turkey than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Turkey may be for you.
In Turkey, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 38.66 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Turkey doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Turkey has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 4.51% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Turkey in 2018 was $17,467, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,868 for a family of four.
Turkey is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Turkey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Turkey residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Turkey also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.22% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Turkey include English, French, Irish, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Turkey is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
The neighborhood stands out for having the majority of its residential real estate made up of mobile homes. In fact, 52.0% of the occupied real estate here are mobile homes, which is a greater proportion than is found in 99.2% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. If you like mobile homes, this might be a great neighborhood in which to look for real estate.
In addition, unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 91.7% of the neighborhoods in America.
In the neighborhood, carpooling is still a popular way to get to and from work. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that 26.9% of commuters carpool here, which is more than in 98.0% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
More people work in manufacturing and as laborers here in the neighborhood than in 97.2% of the neighborhoods in America. Despite the loss of manufacturing jobs across the nation, this neighborhood remains a place where, compared to other parts of the country, you will find many laborers and manufacturers.
Furthermore, it used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.0% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 95.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Turkey are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 92.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 36.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 86.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 45.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 22.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.6%), and 10.0% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 84.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (15.9%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Turkey, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (10.1%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (6.1%), and residents who report Irish roots (2.1%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (1.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.4%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (67.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (26.9%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.