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Guthrie County, Iowa (IA)


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County population in 2012: 10,777 (all rural); it was 11,353 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,178
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,503
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,692
Renter-occupied apartments: 863 (it was 949 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%

Land area: 591 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Guthrie County: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.6%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (12.1%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Guthrie County, Iowa:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Males: 5,443  (51.2%)
Females: 5,511  (48.8%)

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Guthrie County,IA real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Guthrie County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $44,423 ($36,495 in 1999)
This county:

$44423
Iowa:

$48044

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $357 (lower quartile is $243, upper quartile is $464)
This county:

$357
State:

$496


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $100,297 (it was $67,200 in 2000)
Guthrie County:

$100,297
Iowa:

$122,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,097 - $174,442

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $157,993
Here:

$157,993
State:

$151,570

Townhouses or other attached units: $577,599
Here:

$577,599
State:

$156,028

In 2-unit structures: $54,713
Here:

$54,713
State:

$128,390

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $569,143
Here:

$569,143
State:

$110,680

Mobile homes: $62,646
Here:

$62,646
State:

$29,315
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,091
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $349

Institutionalized population: 125

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


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Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $1,204 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $1,106 (1.2%)


Guthrie County household income distribution in 2009 Guthrie County home values distribution


Guthrie County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 8.0%
(6.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 46.2% for Black residents, 58.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.7% for American Indian residents, 74.7% for other race residents, 44.9% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 33 years old, American Indian residents: 22 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

8.0%
Whole state:

9.1%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.1%
Whole state:

3.8%

Area name: Des Moines, IA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Guthrie County is $549 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $669 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $857 a month.

Cities in this county include: Stuart, Guthrie Center, Lake Panorama, Panora, Adair, Bayard, Casey, Diamondhead Lake, Menlo, Bagley.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Guthrie County: Tuttle Grove (A), Eratus (B), Dodge (C), Moffits Grove (D), Nelson (E), Bear Grove (F), Dalmanutha (G), Menefee Feedlot (H), Van Meter Feedyard (I), Guthrie Grove Camp (J), Morning Star School (K), Middle Raccoon River Access (L), Knox Knolls Camp (M), Guthrie County Care Facility (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Guthrie County include: Union Chapel (A), Bowman Chapel (B), Saint Thomas Lutheran Church (C), Freedom Church (D), Lone Star Church (E), Morrisburg Church (F), New Bethel Church (G), Primitive Church (H), Saint Johns Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: North Oak Grove Cemetery (1), Orange Cemetery (2), Bear Grove Cemetery (3), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (4), Richland Cemetery (5), Resurrection Cemetery (6), Richland Memorial Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Bays Branch Lake (A), McCord Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Battle Run (A), Bay Branch (B), Beaver Creek (C), Brushy Creek (D), Deer Creek (E), South Fork Middle River (F), Seely Creek (G), Willow Creek (H), Fox Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Guthrie County include: Sheeder Prairie State Preserve (1), Springbrook State Park (2), Seeley Creek Timber (3), Sutcliff Woodland (4), Elk Grove Wildlife Management Area (5), Montieth Wildlife Area (6), Bundt Prairie (7), Lennon Mills State Wildlife Area (8), Nations Bridge County Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Adair County , Audubon County , Carroll County , Cass County , Dallas County , Greene County , Madison County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 239
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 132 (44% naturalized citizens)

Guthrie County:

1.2%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 52.8%

Guthrie County marital status for males
Guthrie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Guthrie County with a mortgage: 1,491 (130 second mortgage, 87 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,304

Here:

53.3% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.84%
Here51.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,885
Total congregations: 34

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchLutheran ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Church of the Brethren
Adherents1,967 (33.4%)1,259 (21.4%)877 (14.9%)655 (11.1%)378 (6.4%)
Congregations11 (32.4%)5 (14.7%)4 (11.8%)2 (5.9%)1 (2.9%)
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)General Association of Regular Baptist ChurchesFriends (Quakers)Other
Adherents287 (4.9%)127 (2.2%)80 (1.4%)78 (1.3%)177 (3.0%)
Congregations4 (11.8%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)1 (2.9%)4 (11.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Guthrie County - Stuart, Guthrie Center, Lake Panorama, Panora, Adair

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
This county:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Guthrie County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.6%
Iowa:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Guthrie County:

12.6%
State:

14.5%


Agriculture in Guthrie County:

Average size of farms: 366 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $125,631
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $235.00
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $119,334
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 68.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $87,331
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.28%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 11.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.92%
Corn for grain: 106286 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 97056 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Guthrie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 2.1 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 5/27/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Guthrie County-area historical earthquake activity is below Iowa state average. It is 100% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 92.2 miles away from the county center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


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: 3, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (16%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Child care workers (3%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):




Most common first ancestries reported in Guthrie County (%):





Guthrie County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,115 (74%)
  • Carpooled: 839 (15%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 3 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 213 (4%)
  • Other means: 21 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 391 (7%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


258 people in nursing homes
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Guthrie County, Iowa in 2010:


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $50,908.

6.72% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,373 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Iowa average:

6.30%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.96% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($29,523 average AGI)
1.75% relocated from other states ($10,850 average AGI)
Guthrie County:

1.75%
Iowa average:

2.55%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Polk County, IA  1.54% ($42,091 average AGI)
from Dallas County, IA  0.94% ($39,900)
from Adair County, IA  0.42% ($26,944)
from Carroll County, IA  0.33% ($38,500)
from Greene County, IA  0.30% ($37,615)


7.49% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,545 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.49%
Iowa average:

6.47%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.96% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($26,356 average AGI)
1.53% relocated to other states ($9,189 average AGI)
Guthrie County:

1.53%
Iowa average:

2.80%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Polk County, IA  2.04% ($33,705 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  1.25% ($36,648)
to Greene County, IA  0.44% ($31,842)
to Adair County, IA  0.39% ($24,765)
to Madison County, IA  0.28% ($36,083)
to Carroll County, IA  0.23% ($41,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Guthrie County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Guthrie County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 3.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Guthrie County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,520 (2,289 aged, 231 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.63
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3659.590
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 215.780
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 16960.12

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 995.930
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1082.530

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 25.93
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 77.94

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,784

Size of family households: 1,671 2-persons, 536 3-persons, 511 4-persons, 243 5-persons, 88 6-persons, 49 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,256 1-person, 165 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

97.1% of residents of Guthrie County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (72% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $73,444,000 ($6339 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $620,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $31,280,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,272,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,569,000
Federal grants: $9,543,000
Federal procurement contracts: $679,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,101,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,050,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,144,000
Federal Government insurance: $46,884,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 751
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 779
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +16
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +223
Here +19 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Guthrie County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.77 millions of gallons per day (77% from ground, 23% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Guthrie County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 84
  • 4 rooms: 338
  • 5 rooms: 780
  • 6 rooms: 849
  • 7 rooms: 723
  • 8 rooms: 527
  • 9+ rooms: 377
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 153
  • 4 rooms: 237
  • 5 rooms: 169
  • 6 rooms: 129
  • 7 rooms: 120
  • 8 rooms: 62
  • 9+ rooms: 51
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Guthrie County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 3
  • 1 bedroom: 85
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,032
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,655
  • 4 bedrooms: 785
  • 5+ bedrooms: 132
  • no bedroom: 10
  • 1 bedroom: 177
  • 2 bedrooms: 365
  • 3 bedrooms: 252
  • 4 bedrooms: 110
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
Cars and other vehicles available in Guthrie County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 106
  • 1 vehicle: 830
  • 2 vehicles: 1,555
  • 3 vehicles: 850
  • 4 vehicles: 243
  • 5+ vehicles: 108
  • no vehicle: 99
  • 1 vehicle: 391
  • 2 vehicles: 295
  • 3 vehicles: 107
  • 4 vehicles: 44
  • 5+ vehicles: 13

62% of Guthrie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Iowa.

Guthrie County:

62.3%
State average:

57.7%


Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $32,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Guthrie County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (56.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.3%)
  • Electricity (8.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Wood (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (44.8%)
  • Electricity (27.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.0%)
  • Wood (3.0%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 15
Here:

1.2%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

1.8%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 46
Here:

24.2%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue

Guthrie County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Guthrie County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Guthrie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Guthrie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Guthrie County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Guthrie County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13778.6 years
Mary11479.9 years
William9678.4 years
Charles7978.3 years
George7378.0 years
Harold6976.5 years
James6678.0 years
Helen5882.9 years
Frank5379.6 years
Robert5170.0 years
Most common last names in Guthrie County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6979.8 years
Miller6677.8 years
Sheeder4077.3 years
Moore3778.8 years
Wilson3780.4 years
Anderson3577.1 years
Clark3175.2 years
Christensen3178.9 years
Williams2777.1 years
Hall2682.5 years
Businesses in Guthrie County, IA
NameCountNameCount
AmericInn1True Value1
Burger King1U-Haul1
McDonald's1U.S. Cellular1
Super 82UPS2
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