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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Petri grew up on a farm in Guthrie County, Iowa, and joined the Navy in 1944 at the age of 17.
"Skip" Farley, grew up on a farm in Guthrie County, Iowa. There, he learned the value of public service from his father, who spent as much time serving the needs of the larger community as he did taking care of the livestock and crops on his own farm.
"Skip" Farley, grew up on farm in Guthrie County, Iowa. There, he learned the value of public service from his father, who spent as much time serving the needs of the larger community as he did taking care of the livestock and crops on his own farm.