Guthrie County, Iowa facts for kids
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Location in the state of Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
|Largest City||Guthrie Center|
593 sq mi (1,536 km²)
591 sq mi (1,531 km²)
2.5 sq mi (6 km²), 0.4%
19/sq mi (7/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Guthrie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,954. The county seat is Guthrie Center. The county was formed on January 15, 1851 and named after Captain Edwin B. Guthrie, who had died in the Mexican–American War.
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.
Example of native vegetation: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Whiterock_Conservancy_Neighborhood_New_Wiki_Version.JPG
- Greene County (north)
- Dallas County (east)
- Adair County (south)
- Audubon County (west)
- Carroll County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
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.
As of the census 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.
- Baker Township
- Bear Grove Township
- Beaver Township
- Cass Township
- Dodge Township
- Grant Township
- Highland Township
- Jackson Township
- Orange Township
- Penn Township
- Richland Township
- Seely Township
- Stuart Township
- Thompson Township
- Union Township
- Valley Township
- Victory Township
- Diamondhead Lake
- Lake Panorama
The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Guthrie County.
† county seat
|Rank||City/Town/etc.||Municipal type||Population (2010 Census)|
|1||Stuart (partially in Adair County)||City||1,648|
|2||† Guthrie Center||City||1,569|
|4||Coon Rapids (mostly in Carroll County)||City||1,305|
|6||Adair (mostly in Adair County)||City||781|
|8||Casey (partially in Adair County)||City||426|
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