Guthrie Center, Iowa

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Guthrie Center, Iowa

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Guthrie Center strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 14% Guthrie Center Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Guthrie Center, Iowa

Comparing Guthrie Center to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 9
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 3
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 7 5
People in Middle Class or Better 7 4
Median Family Income 6 4
College Educated Adults 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 8
Short Commute Times 8 6
Working at Home 7 7
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 8
Affordability of Rents 6 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Guthrie Center Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles W of Des Moines, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 79 miles E of Omaha, Nebraska
County Guthrie
Standard Zip Codes 50115
Phone Area Codes 641
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.677
Longitude -94.503

Guthrie Center Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 61 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.4 inches
Distance 31.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
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Guthrie Center Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,668 100%
Male 753 45.1%
Female 915 54.9%
Under 18 403 24.2%
18+ 1,265 75.8%
65+ 443 26.6%
Median Age 42.8
Average Family Size 2.8
White 1,640 98.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 17 1%
Mixed Race 8 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 22 1.3%

Estimated Guthrie Center Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,617
Growth -51
Growth % -3.1%

Guthrie Center Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 31.2%
English 13.9%
Danish 10.2%
Irish 10.1%
US/American 9.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
Norwegian 3.6%
Dutch 3.6%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Polish 1.9%
French Canadian 1.5%
Pennsylvania German 1.1%
European 1%
Scottish 0.8%
Italian 0.5%
Swedish 0.3%
African 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Guthrie Center 1,668 $42,308
Bagley 354 $38,036
Casey 478 $40,000
Linden 226 $32,917
Menlo 365 $31,875
Panora 1,175 $41,583
Yale 287 $36,806

Guthrie Center Public Libraries

Mary J. Barnett Memorial Library
Guthrie Center, Iowa
(641) 747-8110

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Guthrie Center High Schools (2004)

Serves 168 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.3

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