|Ben Hill 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:
|Turner COUNTY - MEDICARE||Usage|
|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.
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 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.
|Ben Hill County||58%||42%|
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.
|COUNTY||Average Life Expectancy|
|Ben Hill County||71|
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.
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.
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:
By speaking with an insurance agent licensed to help Turner County’s residents and businesses, expect the agent to do the following for you: