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:
Land area: 591 sq. mi. Water area: 2.5 sq. mi.
Population density: 18 people per square mile
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%).
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%)
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:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
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
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
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
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.
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:
Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 1, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1930): July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1880): March 2, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Iowa Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1877): February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1877, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1763): May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 2, 2007, Emergency Declared (EM-3275): March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3239): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1518): May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1230): July 2, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 1, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-996): July 9, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Iowa Ice Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-928): December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
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).
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:
In family households: 9,114 (2,485 male householders, 613 female householders)
2,617 spouses, 2,918 children (2,611 natural, 79 adopted, 228 stepchildren), 135 grandchildren, 38 brothers or sisters, 38 parents, 41 other relatives, 200 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,670 (682 male householders (558 living alone)), 764 female householders (698 living alone)), 224 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 170 (125 institutionalized population)
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.
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:
65 per 1000 residents
66 per 1000 residents
67 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +16
+1 per 1000 residents
+10 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +223
+19 per 1000 residents
-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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 44
2000 to 2004: 407
1990 to 1999: 534
1980 to 1989: 486
1970 to 1979: 905
1960 to 1969: 342
1950 to 1959: 524
1940 to 1949: 330
1939 or earlier: 2,215
Rooms in houses/apartments in Guthrie County, Iowa
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 9752
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