Guthrie County, Iowa facts for kids
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Guthrie County Courthouse
Location within the U.S. state of Iowa
Iowa's location within the U.S.
|Largest city||Guthrie Center|
|• Total||593 sq mi (1,540 km2)|
|• Land||591 sq mi (1,530 km2)|
|• Water||2.5 sq mi (6 km2) 0.4%|
|• Density||17.914/sq mi (6.917/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5 (CDT)|
Guthrie County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. As of the 2020 census, the population was 10,623. 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.
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- Greene County (north)
- Dallas County (east)
- Adair County (south)
- Audubon County (west)
- Carroll County (northwest)
|U.S. Decennial Census
The 2020 census recorded a population of 10,623 in the county, with a population density of 17.8659/sq mi (6.8981/km2). 96.86% of the population reported being of one race. 91.86% were non-Hispanic White, 0.34% were Black, 2.58% were Hispanic, 0.22% were Native American, 0.36% were Asian, 0.15% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander and 4.50% were some other race or more than one race. There were 5,773 housing units, of which 4,529 were occupied.
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.
- 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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