Guthrie County

Guthrie County, Iowa

200 N 5th St
Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Phone: (641) 747-3415
Fax: (641) 747-2420

In west-central IA, west of Des Moines, established Jan 15, 1851 from Jackson County. Name Origin: For Capt. Edwin Guthrie (?-1847), army officer from IA killed during the Mexican War

Area (sq mi):: 593.06 (land 590.60; water 2.46) Population per square mile: 19.60
Population 2005: 11,547 State rank: 69 Population change: 2000-20005 1.70%; 1990-2000 3.80% Population 2000: 11,353 (White 98.00%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 1.20%. Median age: 41.90
Income 2000: per capita $19,726; median household $36,495; Population below poverty level: 8.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $24,048-$25,412
Unemployment (2004): 4.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 26.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 47.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Guthrie Center, IA: Guthrie County Health Department.
In Guthrie County, for example, a county ordinance was passed (Guthrie County Board of Supervisors, 1980) under existing county powers to establish a special-purpose management district.
Their bundled package of Internet access, enhanced telephone service and expanded cable TV is a great asset to our community," said Roger Underwood, president of Guthrie County State Bank in Guthrie Center, Iowa.
Every man in Guthrie County made a joke about it, but grandpa said nothing, and after a while they quit talking, because they figured grandpa was old enough to have an eccentricity or two.
When grandpa saw it, he said words that had never before been heard in Guthrie County.
Those words were spoken on the front steps of the Guthrie County Courthouse by Grandpa Hopewell and Parson Spindell of the Congregational Church of Stuart, Iowa.
Not until Grandpa Hopewell hadgone did Guthrie County realize what a national figure he had become.
They say a collective groan went upfrom all the living rooms in Guthrie County where the radios still had batteries, and it seemed as though a deep blue cloud issued out of the loudspeakers and settled over the Great Plains.
In Guthrie County, Minnie'sradio read an excited bulletin from Los Angeles.
And then, when most of the fireworks were behind them, something hit the tractor squarely and it seemed to got o pieces like a set of dominoes--one tire to this side, engine to the other, and the gas tank flying far ahead as though nothing could stop Guthrie County cider.
Additional funding was received from local businesses including Minburn Communications, Guthrie County Rural Electric Cooperative and the City of Woodward plus a $3,500 Ripple Effect grant.
The company confirmed that it has signed an agreement to purchase 75 acres of land in Menlo (population 375) in Guthrie County.