Guthrie Center, Iowa

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Guthrie Center, Iowa
City
Location of Guthrie Center, Iowa
Location of Guthrie Center, Iowa
Coordinates: 41°40′47″N 94°30′3″W / 41.67972°N 94.50083°W / 41.67972; -94.50083Coordinates: 41°40′47″N 94°30′3″W / 41.67972°N 94.50083°W / 41.67972; -94.50083
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Guthrie
Area[1]
 • Total 2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)
 • Land 2.47 sq mi (6.40 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,569
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,538
 • Density 635.2/sq mi (245.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 50115
Area code(s) 641
FIPS code 19-33420
GNIS feature ID 0457185
Website www.guthriecenter.com

Guthrie Center is a city in Guthrie County, Iowa, United States, along the South Raccoon River. The population was 1,569 at the 2010 census. It is the county seat of Guthrie County.[4]

Guthrie Center is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History[edit]

Guthrie Center was platted in 1856. It was named for Capt. Edwin B. Guthrie.[5] The railroad was built through the settlement in 1879.[6] Guthrie Center was incorporated in 1880.[7]

Geography[edit]

Guthrie Center is located at 41°40′47″N 94°30′3″W / 41.67972°N 94.50083°W / 41.67972; -94.50083 (41.679618, -94.500812).[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.47 square miles (6.40 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 571 —    
1890 1,037 +81.6%
1900 1,193 +15.0%
1910 1,337 +12.1%
1920 1,727 +29.2%
1930 1,813 +5.0%
1940 2,066 +14.0%
1950 2,042 −1.2%
1960 2,071 +1.4%
1970 1,834 −11.4%
1980 1,713 −6.6%
1990 1,614 −5.8%
2000 1,668 +3.3%
2010 1,569 −5.9%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,569 people, 677 households, and 387 families residing in the city. The population density was 635.2 inhabitants per square mile (245.3 /km2). There were 796 housing units at an average density of 322.3 per square mile (124.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.0% White, 0.1% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 2.2% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.6% of the population.

There were 677 households of which 26.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.8% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.96.

The median age in the city was 44.9 years. 23.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.9% were from 25 to 44; 24% were from 45 to 64; and 25.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.6% male and 53.4% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,668 people, 726 households, and 453 families residing in the city. The population density was 676.0 people per square mile (260.7/km²). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 336.4 per square mile (129.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.32% White, 0.06% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 1.02% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 726 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.80.

Age spread: 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $30,714, and the median income for a family was $42,308. Males had a median income of $30,446 versus $21,940 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,662. About 6.3% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 146. 
  6. ^ History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa. Continental Historical Company. 1884. pp. 562–563. 
  7. ^ History of Guthrie and Adair Counties, Iowa. Continental Historical Company. 1884. p. 597. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ "AREA DEATHS / JACK LAUGHERY-71". Guthrie Center Times. August 22, 2006. Retrieved May 12, 2011. 

External links[edit]

  • Guthrie Center, Iowa Portal style website, Government, Businesses, Recreation and more
  • City-Data Comprehensive Statistical Data and more about Guthrie Center