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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: 617 people per square mile (low).
For population 25 years and over in Guthrie Center:
High school or higher: 88.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.3%
Graduate or professional degree: 3.8%
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 September 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 PotentialPercentage 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
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
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 MHzGrant Date: 07/02/1999, Expiration Date: 09/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2008Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 07/02/1999, Expiration Date: 09/13/2009, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2008Registrant: 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: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WPXD910 Assigned Frequencies: 6785.00 MHz, 10627.5 MHzGrant Date: 04/02/2013, Expiration Date: 03/13/2023, Cancellation Date: 11/10/2015, Certifier: Steven T CampbellRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/05/2009, Expiration Date: 05/05/2019, Certifier: Andrew M RandolRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 05/26/2012, Expiration Date: 08/13/2022Registrant: Central Iowa Power Coop, Cedar Rapids, IA 52406, Phone: (319) 366-4512, Fax: (319) 366-6328, Email:
Call Sign: AC5GR, Previous Call Sign: KK5RE, Licensee ID: L00145515, Grant Date: 12/10/2013, Expiration Date: 03/08/2024, Certifier: James E Royce, Registrant: James E Royce, 906 Grand, Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Call Sign: K0HFQ, Grant Date: 01/13/1997, Expiration Date: 01/13/2007, Cancellation Date: 01/14/2009, Registrant: Farmer W Moor, 401 Ordway, Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Call Sign: WA0KIP, Licensee ID: L01062610, Grant Date: 11/24/2015, Expiration Date: 12/11/2025, Certifier: Roger W Riley, Registrant: Roger W Riley, 2554 Redwood Ave, Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Call Sign: KD0QEC, Licensee ID: L01675378, Grant Date: 11/30/2011, Expiration Date: 11/30/2021, Certifier: Ryne J Rumelhart, Registrant: Ryne J Rumelhart, 407 Main St Apt 3, Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Call Sign: KE0IAQ, Licensee ID: L02008520, Grant Date: 03/07/2016, Expiration Date: 03/07/2026, Cancellation Date: 03/29/2016, Certifier: Kevin D Fister, Registrant: Kevin D Fister, 705 Prairie St, Guthrie Center, IA 50115
Call Sign: W0KDF, Previous Call Sign: KE0IAQ, Licensee ID: L02008520, Grant Date: 03/29/2016, Expiration Date: 03/29/2026, Certifier: Kevin D Fister, Registrant: Kevin D Fister, 705 Prairie St, Guthrie Center, IA 50115
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)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Most common first names in Guthrie Center, IA among deceased individuals
Most common last names in Guthrie Center, IA among deceased individuals
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Utility gas (84%)
Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
Businesses in Guthrie Center, IA
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.