Guthrie County

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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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