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Guthrie Center, Iowa
Location of Guthrie Center, Iowa
Location of Guthrie Center, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Guthrie
Area
 • Total 2.38 sq mi (6.16 km2)
 • Land 2.38 sq mi (6.16 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,109 ft (338 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 1,593
 • Density 669.61/sq mi (258.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
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 1,593 at the time of the 2020 census. It is the county seat of Guthrie County.

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

History

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

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).

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.

Demographics

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%
2020 1,593 +1.5%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
Guthrie CenterIowaPopPlot
The population of Guthrie Center, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census 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.

Education

The Guthrie Center Community School District operates public schools:

  • Guthrie Center Elementary School
  • AC/GC High School

Under a grade-sharing arrangement with the Adair–Casey Community School District, students attend AC/GC Junior High School in Adair.

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