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Turtle River is a township in Beltrami County, in the Bemidji metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Turtle River. For links to other places called Turtle River, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Turtle River is 47.539N. The longitude is -94.739W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,378 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,098.
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26% of Turtle River residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Turtle River ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Turtle River was $23,704, compared with $21,587 nationally.
42% of Turtle River residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Turtle River, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $363. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $993.
Beltrami County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Turtle River political report.
The average commute time for Turtle River workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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