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Turner County

Turner County - Health Statistics and Analysis

COUNTY Uninsured Adults
Turner County 19%
Ben Hill County 21%
Crisp County 21%
Irwin County 19%
Tift County 24%
Wilcox County 19%
Worth County 21%

Approximately 19% of Turner County’s adult population do not have proper health insurance coverage — same as the Georgia state average of 19%. Among Turner County’s adjacent neighbors, Irwin County and Wilcox County have the lowest figures (also equaling the state average), while the highest percentage of uninsured adults is observed in Tift County at 24%.

The highest uninsured adult rate in the state of Georgia is in Colquitt County, with nearly 30 percent, while the lowest rate is observed in Oconee County, at around 11% of the adult residents.

Roughly 28% of adults in Turner County report problems with health. This is partially due to the fact that nearly 38% of the Turner County population do not participate in physical exercise activities. Approximately 41% of the Turner County adult residents are considered obese (with a BMI of 30 or more), which is higher than Georgia's 33% average. Crisp County’s 43% obesity rate is the highest among the neighbors, while Irwin County, Tift County, and Worth County have the least proportion of obese adults (37%).

In 2022, 1,956 Turner County residents were enrolled in Medicare, with the following utilization:

Original Medicare 36%
Medicare Advantage 64%
Original Medicare Part A and Part B 32%
Medicare Advantage and Other Health Plan Part A and Part B Beneficiaries 63%
Medicare Part D (Medigap) 21%
Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plan 62%

At least 11 health insurance companies offer affordable and frequently subsidized ACA health insurance in Turner County, on and off the federally-operated Georgia health insurance marketplace. In 2022, over 500 Turner County residents were enrolled in private individual-market ACA plans.

Turner County - Driving Statistics and Analysis

An estimated 6,331 private and commercial vehicles call the roads of Turner County their home. This number accounts for less than 1% of all vehicles registered in the entire state of Georgia.
Roughly 77% of Turner County’s adult drivers commute to work by themselves. Around 28% of those commutes last for over 30 minutes.

Motor Vehicle Crashes in Turner County

Motor vehicle fatalities in Turner County statistically occur at a rate of 21 per 100,000 vehicles on the road: approximately 1-2 fatal crashes per year.
According to the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), in 2021, there were 257 crashes in Turner County that led to 95 injuries and 2 fatalities. On the other hand, 2 motorcycle crashes were recorded that same year that led to 1 injury and 0 fatalities.

Turner County - Housing Statistics and Analysis

COUNTY Homeowners Renters
Turner County 64% 36%
Ben Hill County 58% 42%
Crisp County 57% 43%
Irwin County 69% 31%
Tiff County 62% 38%
Wilcox County 77% 23%
Worth County 70% 30%

Just like the majority of Georgia, where most (64%) homes are owner-occupied, Turner County’s estimated 3,952 housing properties are distributed between homeowners (64%) and renters (36%). Among the neighbors, Wilcox County is more home-owner heavy. Ben Hill County and Crisp County are the local leaders in supplying rental real estate.
Across Georgia, Harris County has the highest homeownership rate of over 89%, while Chattahoochee County is the state leader of rental properties, with nearly 76% of its real estate for rent.
Approximately 24% of housing units in Turner County experience housing problems, overcrowding, poor plumbing, or issues with the kitchen. In 1 out of 6 homes residents spend more than 50% of their income on housing.

Turner County - End of Life Statistics and Analysis

COUNTY Average Life Expectancy
Turner County 72.4
Ben Hill County 71
Crisp County 73.1
Irwin County 73
Tift County 73.7
Wilcox County 75.2
Worth County 74.2

The average life expectancy for the residents of Turner County is close to 72 years old, which is around 5 years lower than the 77-year Georgia state average. Looking at the adjacent counties, Wilcox County records the longest life expectancies at 75.2. Ben Hill County, on the other hand, posts the shortest average at 71.
While the longest average life expectancy in Georgia is observed in Forsyth County at 82.3 years old, the shortest average statewide is seen in Miller County, at 69.5 years old.
In 2022, there were approximately 1,500 seniors (65 and older) residing in Turner County.

Life Insurance Facts

  1. In 2022, 47% of Americans did not have an active life insurance policy of any type.
  2. Life insurance premiums are based on the age of the insured when the policy begins, among other factors. The younger you are when you lock in your best rate, the more you save in premiums over the course of the policy.
  3. Around 25% of the adults in Turner County smoke, and this habit will likely affect the life insurance costs of these adults by up to 4 times compared to non-smokers. A smoker’s life expectancy is deemed shorter, making them more of a risk than people who do not smoke.
  4. Besides the death benefit, Cash Value life insurance can be used for Living Benefits by the insured while they are still alive, to borrow against it, or even used as a source of tax-free retirement income.

Turner County - Funeral Expenses Statistics and Analysis

The average funeral price in Turner County is around $5,500, which is lower than the Georgia state average of $5,900. Comparing the counties in the immediate area, Ben Hill County has the highest funeral cost average of $5,800, followed by Crisp County’s $5,600 average. On the other end of the spectrum is Worth County, at $4,900 — with usually the most affordable funerals in the region.
In the entire state of Georgia, Jones County tends to have the most expensive funerals averaging more or less $11,700, while Jefferson County’s $4,000 average is the most affordable in the state.

Turner County - Business

Commercial insurance needs vary between each of the business establishments in Turner County, as part of the Southeast Georgia area. The largest job-creating sectors are:

  • Health Care & Social Assistance
  • Retail Trade
  • Manufacturing

Turner County - Insurance Help

By speaking with an insurance agent licensed to help Turner County’s residents and businesses, expect the agent to do the following for you:

  • analyze your needs and restrictions,
  • review your current policy to make sure that the coverages are reflective of the current needs and the local insurance market. If updates are needed, the agent help to enact them,
  • research the locally available plans that fit your needs and is usually able to find a better deal than what a consumer can find on their own,
  • check for available savings and bundling discounts,
  • provide you with the available options of coverage,
  • explain how the differences between the options affect you once you start using each insurance product,
  • assist you with the application process and getting quotes,
  • answer all of your questions about coverages and costs - as it pertains to your specific situations
  • conduct an annual review of your policies, to make sure that the existing coverages meet your current insurance needs.