Guthrie County, Iowa

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Guthrie County
Guthrie County Courthouse
Map of Iowa highlighting Guthrie County
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Map of the United States highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 41°41′00″N 94°30′00″W / 41.683333333333°N 94.5°W / 41.683333333333; -94.5
Country United States
State Iowa
Founded1851
SeatGuthrie Center
Largest cityGuthrie Center
Area
 • Total593 sq mi (1,540 km2)
 • Land591 sq mi (1,530 km2)
 • Water2.5 sq mi (6 km2)  0.4%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total10,623
 • Density18/sq mi (6.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district3rd
Websitewww.guthriecounty.org

Guthrie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 10,623.[1] The county seat is Guthrie Center.[2] The county was formed on January 15, 1851, and named after Captain Edwin B. Guthrie,[3] who died in the Mexican–American War.

Guthrie County is one of the six counties that make up the Des MoinesWest Des Moines, IA Metropolitan Statistical Area.[4]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 593 square miles (1,540 km2), of which 591 square miles (1,530 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) (0.4%) is water.[5]

Soils of Guthrie County

Example of native vegetation: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Whiterock_Conservancy_Neighborhood_New_Wiki_Version.JPG

Major highways[edit]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18603,058
18707,061130.9%
188014,394103.9%
189017,38020.7%
190018,7297.8%
191017,374−7.2%
192017,5961.3%
193017,324−1.5%
194017,210−0.7%
195015,197−11.7%
196013,607−10.5%
197012,243−10.0%
198011,983−2.1%
199010,935−8.7%
200011,3533.8%
201010,954−3.5%
202010,623−3.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2018[10]
Population of Guthrie County from US census data

2020 census[edit]

The 2020 census recorded a population of 10,623 in the county, with a population density of 17.8659/sq mi (6.8981/km2). 96.86% of the population reported being of one race. 91.86% were non-Hispanic White, 0.34% were Black, 2.58% were Hispanic, 0.22% were Native American, 0.36% were Asian, 0.15% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 4.50% were some other race or more than one race. There were 5,773 housing units, of which 4,529 were occupied.[1]

2010 census[edit]

The 2010 census recorded a population of 10,954 in the county, with a population density of 18.5463/sq mi (7.1608/km2). There were 5,756 housing units, of which 4,544 were occupied.[11]

2000 census[edit]

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Guthrie County

At the 2000 census there were 11,353 people, 4,641 households, and 3,248 families in the county. The population density was 19 people per square mile (7/km2). There were 5,467 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (4/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.61% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.42% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 1.06%.[12] were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 4,641 households 27.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 6.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.00% were non-families. 26.10% of households were one person and 14.10% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.86.

The age distribution was 23.60% under the age of 18, 6.30% from 18 to 24, 24.80% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 20.50% 65 or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.30 males.

The median household income was $36,495 and the median family income was $43,601. Males had a median income of $31,018 versus $22,077 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,726. About 5.80% of families and 8.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.90% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Townships[edit]

Unincorporated Communities[edit]

Census-designated places[edit]

Population ranking[edit]

The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2020 census of Guthrie County.[1]

county seat

Rank City/Town/etc. Municipal type Population (2020 Census)
1 Guthrie Center City 1,593
2 Lake Panorama CDP 1,266
3 Panora City 1,091
4 Stuart (partially in Adair County) City 1,059 (1,782 total)
5 Bayard City 405
6 Diamondhead Lake CDP 371
7 Casey (partially in Adair County) City 368 (387 total)
8 Menlo City 345
9 Yale City 267
10 Bagley City 233
11 Jamaica City 195
12 Adair (mostly in Adair County) City 18 (791 total)
13 Coon Rapids (mostly in Carroll County) City 0 (1,300 total)

Politics[edit]

United States presidential election results for Guthrie County, Iowa[13][14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 4,272 67.05% 1,985 31.16% 114 1.79%
2016 3,628 63.10% 1,732 30.12% 390 6.78%
2012 3,171 53.86% 2,569 43.63% 148 2.51%
2008 3,074 52.56% 2,625 44.88% 150 2.56%
2004 3,325 55.47% 2,614 43.61% 55 0.92%
2000 2,840 51.93% 2,493 45.58% 136 2.49%
1996 2,034 39.57% 2,552 49.65% 554 10.78%
1992 1,962 35.98% 2,234 40.97% 1,257 23.05%
1988 2,005 40.24% 2,910 58.40% 68 1.36%
1984 2,783 51.89% 2,517 46.93% 63 1.17%
1980 3,214 58.29% 1,866 33.84% 434 7.87%
1976 2,644 46.87% 2,873 50.93% 124 2.20%
1972 3,655 60.69% 2,258 37.50% 109 1.81%
1968 3,346 58.18% 2,063 35.87% 342 5.95%
1964 2,169 35.29% 3,962 64.46% 15 0.24%
1960 4,046 58.22% 2,896 41.68% 7 0.10%
1956 4,283 58.91% 2,981 41.00% 6 0.08%
1952 5,377 70.10% 2,281 29.74% 13 0.17%
1948 3,389 49.18% 3,392 49.22% 110 1.60%
1944 4,042 57.93% 2,899 41.55% 36 0.52%
1940 4,733 57.33% 3,489 42.27% 33 0.40%
1936 4,155 51.49% 3,619 44.85% 296 3.67%
1932 2,637 45.37% 3,099 53.32% 76 1.31%
1928 4,772 67.84% 2,235 31.77% 27 0.38%
1924 4,314 60.06% 840 11.69% 2,029 28.25%
1920 5,338 75.19% 1,647 23.20% 114 1.61%
1916 2,316 55.30% 1,805 43.10% 67 1.60%
1912 1,258 30.71% 1,390 33.93% 1,449 35.37%
1908 2,560 61.44% 1,532 36.77% 75 1.80%
1904 2,857 70.54% 1,032 25.48% 161 3.98%
1900 2,806 59.52% 1,824 38.69% 84 1.78%
1896 2,541 52.66% 2,220 46.01% 64 1.33%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "2020 Census State Redistricting Data". census.gov. United states Census Bureau. Retrieved August 12, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 146.
  4. ^ United States Office of Management and Budget. "Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). pp. 5, 36. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 14, 2006. Retrieved July 21, 2006.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Archived (PDF) from the original on March 27, 2010. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  10. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved July 17, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population & Housing Occupancy Status 2010" (PDF). United States Census Bureau American FactFinder. Archived (PDF) from the original on October 16, 2020. Retrieved August 15, 2022.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  13. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  14. ^ The leading "other" candidate, Progressive Theodore Roosevelt, received 1,303 votes, while Socialist candidate Eugene Debs received 74 votes, Prohibition candidate Eugene Chafin received 72 votes.

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Coordinates: 41°41′N 94°30′W / 41.683°N 94.500°W / 41.683; -94.500