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Guthrie County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Guthrie County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Guthrie Center
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

593 sq mi (1,536 km²)
591 sq mi (1,530 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.41%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11,353
19/sq mi (7/km²)
Founded 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.guthriecounty.org

Guthrie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population was 11,353. Its county seat is Guthrie Center,[1] and it is one of the five counties that make up the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 593 square miles (1,536 km²), of which 591 square miles (1,530 km²) is land and 2 square miles (6 km²) (0.41%) is water.

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Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Guthrie County was formed on January 15, 1851. It was named after Captain Edwin B. Guthrie, who had died in the Mexican-American War.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Guthrie County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 18,729
1910 17,374 −7.2%
1920 17,596 1.3%
1930 17,324 −1.5%
1940 17,210 −0.7%
1950 15,197 −11.7%
1960 13,607 −10.5%
1970 12,243 −10.0%
1980 11,983 −2.1%
1990 10,935 −8.7%
2000 11,353 3.8%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 11,353 people, 4,641 households, and 3,248 families residing 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% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,641 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 14.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the county was $36,495, and the median income for a family 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.

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See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 41°41′00″N 94°30′03″W / 41.6833333°N 94.50083°W / 41.6833333; -94.50083


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Guthrie County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Guthrie County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1851
Seat Guthrie Center
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.41%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

11353
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.guthriecounty.org

Guthrie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 11,353. Its county seat is Guthrie Center,6 and it is one of the five counties that make up the Des Moines-West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.[1]

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,536 km² (593 sq mi). 1,530 km² (591 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.41%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Guthrie County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,353 people, 4,641 households, and 3,248 families residing in the county. The population density was 7/km² (19/sq mi). There were 5,467 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (9/sq mi). 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% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,641 households out of which 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 all households were made up of individuals and 14.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the county the population was spread out with 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% who were 65 years of age 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 income for a household in the county was $36,495, and the median income for a family 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.

Cities and towns

References

  1. ^ {{cite web|url=http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/bulletins/fy2006/b06-01.pdf|title=Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses|accessdate=2006-07-21|author=United States Office of Management and Budget

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 41°41′00″N, 94°30′03″WLatitude: 41°40′60″N
Longitude: 94°30′3″W


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