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Ancestries: German (33.2%), Irish (12.8%), English (10.6%), Danish (6.6%), Dutch (5.4%), United States (5.3%).
Current Local Time: CST time zone
Incorporated on 06/25/1880
Elevation: 1150 feet
Land area: 2.47 square miles.
Population density: 618 people per square mile (low).
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For population 25 years and over in Guthrie Center:
High school or higher: 88.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.1 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Guthrie Center city:
Never married: 21.1%
Now married: 53.2%
20 residents are foreign born
According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Guthrie Center, Iowa as of April 30, 2016. The ratio of number of residents in Guthrie Center to the number of sex offenders is 769 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,331 (1.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,218 (1.7%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Des Moines, IA (45.9 miles , pop. 198,682).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (83.6 miles , pop. 390,007).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (352.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Guthrie Center-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 102% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/27/1953, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the Guthrie Center city center killed one personand injured 2 peopleand causedbetween $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 5/27/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.4 miles away from the city center injured one personand causedbetween $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Guthrie Center-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 415.1 miles away from the city center On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 286.5 miles away from Guthrie Center center On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.3 miles away from the city center On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.7 miles away from the city center On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 304.0 miles away from Guthrie Center center On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 401.2 miles away from the city center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)
The number of natural disasters in Guthrie County (11) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Notable locations in Guthrie Center: Guthrie Center Feed Mill Elevator (A), Guthrie Center Fairgrounds (B), Guthrie Center Golf Club (C), Guthrie Center Fire Station (D), Guthrie Center Library (E), Guthrie County Courthouse (F), Guthrie County Sheriff Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Guthrie Center include: Presbyterian Church (A), Saint Mary's Church (B), Guthrie Center Seventh Day Adventist Church (C), Immanuel Lutheran Church (D), Open Bible Church (E), Christian Church (F), First United Methodist Church (G), First Baptist Church (H), Wesleyan Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Guthrie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Drinking water stations with addresses in Guthrie Center and their reported violations in the past:
SPRINGBROOK STATE PARK-MAIN SYSTEM (Address: 2437 160TH RD , Population served: 67, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-20-2012), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-26-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUL-26-2012), St Public Notif received (AUG-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-19-2010), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-19-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-28-2010), St Public Notif received (SEP-07-2010)
Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2010), St Public Notif requested (MAR-16-2010), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-2010), St Public Notif received (MAR-31-2010)
3 routine major monitoring violations
One regular monitoring violation
Drinking water stations with addresses in Guthrie Center that have no violations reported:
GUTHRIE CENTER MUNI WATER WORK (Address: 102 N 1ST ST , Population served: 1,569,Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 14.0%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.9% for Black residents, 26.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.0% for other race residents)
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
Gay men: 0.1% of all households
People in group quarters in Guthrie Center in 2010:
60 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
7 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
56 people in nursing homes in 2000
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Guthrie Center compared to Iowa state average:
Median house value below state average.
Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
Number of college students below state average.
Banks with branches in Guthrie Center (2011 data):
Peoples Trust & Savings Bank: Guthrie Center Branch at 401 Main Street, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2008/03/24: Bank assets: $265.7 mil, Deposits: $224.0 mil, headquarters in Clive, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Green Circle Investments, Inc.
Guthrie County State Bank: Guthrie Center Branch at 400 State Street, branch established on 1998/04/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $109.8 mil, Deposits: $85.6 mil, headquarters in Panora, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Guthrie County Bancshares, Inc.
Religion statistics for Guthrie Center city (based on Guthrie County data)
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 3
2.72 / 10,000 pop.
2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
9.08 / 10,000 pop.
5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
9.08 / 10,000 pop.
8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
200 N 5th St (Lat: 41.687778 Lon: -94.501639), Call Sign: KYS804 Assigned Frequencies: 154.100 MHz Grant Date: 04/24/2000, Expiration Date: 07/02/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006 Registrant: County Of Guthrie, Guthrie Co Courthouse, Guthrie Center, IA 50115, Phone: (515) 747-2214
1 Mi W Of Ia 25 On Ia 44 (Lat: 41.677778 Lon: -94.519139), Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: KAX765 Assigned Frequencies: 156.075 MHz, 159.165 MHz Grant Date: 11/04/2011, Expiration Date: 11/07/2021 Registrant: State Of, Dot Iowa, 800 Lincoln Way, Ames, IA 50010, Phone: (515) 239-1552, Fax: (515) 232-6739, Email:
Springbrook State Park (Lat: 41.768028 Lon: -94.456639), Call Sign: WNDK808 Assigned Frequencies: 158.835 MHz Grant Date: 07/06/2000, Expiration Date: 09/11/2005, Cancellation Date: 01/07/2006 Registrant: State Of Iowa, 2437 160th Rd, Guthrie Center, IA 50115, Phone: (515) 281-5980
3500 Ft Ne Of W Entrance To Springbrook St Pk (Lat: 41.779417 Lon: -94.459694), Call Sign: KUV807 Assigned Frequencies: 155.565 MHz, 155.700 MHz Grant Date: 03/30/2004, Expiration Date: 06/26/2014 Registrant: Iowa State Patrol Communications, 5912 2nd Ave, Des Moines, IA 50313, Phone: (515) 281-3175, Fax: (515) 281-6761, Email:
710 N 12th St (Lat: 41.683333 Lon: -94.493861), Call Sign: KYV639 Assigned Frequencies: 462.012 MHz Grant Date: 05/31/2012, Expiration Date: 05/28/2022 Registrant: Electronic Engineering Co., 1100 Keo Way, Des Moines, IA 50309, Phone: (515) 283-1100, Fax: (515) 244-6948, Email:
13th & North St (Lat: 41.671944 Lon: -94.495528), Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WNAR989, Licensee ID: L00021727 Assigned Frequencies: 173.203 MHz Grant Date: 02/23/2012, Expiration Date: 05/07/2022 Registrant: City Of Guthrie Center, 102 North 1st, Guthrie Center, IA 50115, Phone: (641) 332-2164, Fax: (641) 332-2192, Email:
Lat: 41.599167 Lon: -93.581389, Call Sign: WQRD743 Assigned Frequencies: 461.987 MHz, 464.675 MHz Grant Date: 04/23/2013, Expiration Date: 04/23/2023, Certifier: Ron Holt Registrant: Washington Radio Reports, 1588 Fairfield Road Ste 7, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0668, Fax: (717) 334-6440, Email:
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:
GUTHRIE SUB, 2 Mi. South Of Guthrie Center, Ia On State Hwy 25, 1/4 Mi. East On Co. Hwy F51 (Lat: 41.631500 Lon: -94.489528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 88.4 m, Overall height: 88.7 m, Call Sign: WNTV983 Assigned Frequencies: 958.350 MHz Grant Date: 07/02/1999, Expiration Date: 09/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2008 Registrant: Alliant Energy, 1000 Main St, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, Phone: (319) 786-3507, Fax: (319) 786-3502, Email:
GUTHRIE OFC, 103 N 1st St (Lat: 41.677500 Lon: -94.507194), Type: Building, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WNTV984 Assigned Frequencies: 954.750 MHz Grant Date: 07/02/1999, Expiration Date: 09/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2008 Registrant: Alliant Energy, 1000 Main St, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, Phone: (319) 786-3507, Fax: (319) 786-3502, Email:
GUTHRIE CENTER, 1310 Oak Street (Lat: 41.684222 Lon: -94.491000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WPXD910 Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHz, 6795.00 MHz, 10627.5 MHz Grant Date: 04/02/2013, Expiration Date: 03/13/2023, Certifier: Steven T Campbell Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
Guthrie Center NW, Lat: 41.677833 Lon: -94.486194, Type: Tower, Structure height: 122.8 m, Call Sign: WQKF886 Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz Grant Date: 05/05/2009, Expiration Date: 05/05/2019, Certifier: Andrew M Randol Registrant: Vantage Point Solutions, 2211 N Minnesota Street, Mitchell, SD 57301, Phone: (605) 995-1777, Fax: (605) 995-1778, Email:
GUTHRIE SUB, 2 Mi. South Of Guthrie Center, Ia On State Hwy 25, 1/4 Mi. East On Co. Hwy F51 (Lat: 41.631500 Lon: -94.489528), Type: Tower, Structure height: 88.4 m, Overall height: 88.7 m, Call Sign: KEO91 Assigned Frequencies: 6286.19 MHz, 6197.24 MHz Grant Date: 05/26/2012, Expiration Date: 08/13/2022 Registrant: Central Iowa Power Coop, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, Phone: (319) 366-4512, Fax: (319) 366-6328, Email: