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Guthrie Center, Iowa
—  City  —
Location of Guthrie Center, Iowa
Coordinates: 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
 - Total 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 - Land 2.5 sq mi (6.4 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,109 ft (338 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,668
 - Density 676.0/sq mi (261.0/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

Guthrie Center is a city in Guthrie County, Iowa, United States, along the South Raccoon River. The population was 1,668 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Guthrie County[1].

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

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Geography

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)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] 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/sq mi (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.

In the city the population was spread out with 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 natives

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  4. ^ http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=17094023&BRD=2020&PAG=461&dept_id=231738&rfi=8 Obituary of Jack Laughery

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