Turkey, Texas

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Turkey Almanac

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Nearest Medium City 78 miles SE of Amarillo, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 205 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Hall
Standard Zip Codes 79261
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.392
Longitude -100.897

Turkey Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station TURKEY
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 53 F
Apr Temp 45 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 95 F
Oct Temp 47 to 76 F
Annual Precip 22.3 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 53 F
Apr Temp 47 to 75 F
Jul Temp 70 to 95 F
Oct Temp 50 to 76 F
Annual Precip 22.9 inches
Distance 37.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 51 F
Apr Temp 42 to 74 F
Jul Temp 66 to 95 F
Oct Temp 44 to 76 F
Annual Precip 23.8 inches
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Turkey Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 494 100%
Male 245 49.6%
Female 249 50.4%
Under 18 140 28.3%
18+ 354 71.7%
65+ 114 23.1%
Median Age 40.4
Average Family Size 3.2
White 355 71.9%
African-American 28 5.7%
Asian 2 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.4%
Other 105 21.3%
Mixed Race 2 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 154 31.2%

Estimated Turkey Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 492
Growth -2
Growth % -0.4%

Turkey Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.3%
US/American 21.6%
German 6.9%
Irish 5%
English 4.2%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
African 0.8%
Dutch 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
French Canadian 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Turkey 494 $24,423
Quitaque 432 $33,750
Silverton 771 $32,308

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Turkey Public Library
Turkey, Texas
(806) 423-1033

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Turkey High Schools (2004)

HWY 86
A Title I School.
Serves 269 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.2

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