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Guthrie County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 10,722 (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. 2016 cost of living index in Guthrie County: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.6%), Educational, health and social services (16.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (13.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 55%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Guthrie County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 5,327  (49.7%)
Females: 5,395  (50.3%)
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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 2013: $50,985 ($36,495 in 1999)

This county:

$50985
Iowa:

$52229

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $389 (lower quartile is $284, upper quartile is $485)
This county:

$389
State:

$554


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $99,131 (it was $67,200 in 2000)
Guthrie:

$99,131
Iowa:

$126,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $61,123 - $176,644
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,030
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $404

Institutionalized population: 125

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 19
  • Thefts: 43
  • Auto thefts: 4
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2005: 26 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2007: 27 buildings, average cost: $135,100
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $201,900
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $248,300
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $235,300
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $216,800
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $201,700
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $261,800

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 2013: $1,506 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,380 (1.5%)

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 2013: 10.3%
(9.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 70.7% for Black residents, 22.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.9% for other race residents, 17.6% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.5%
Guthrie County:

10.5%
Iowa:

12.7%
(9.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 67.4% for Black residents, 20.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.9% for other race residents, 15.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 46 years old, Black residents: 23 years old, American Indian residents: 38 years old, Asian residents: 4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)

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.

Guthrie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Guthrie County: Dawson (A), Woodville (B), Adamsonville (C), Sugar Creek (D), Fairmont (E), Franklin (F), Riverview Honor Farm (G), Newton Speedway (H), Grinnell East Bound Rest Area (I), Grinnell West Bound Rest Area (J), Turner (K), Newburg (L), Metz (M), Diamond Trail Golf Club (N), Colfax Golf Club (O), Westwood Park Golf Course (P), Jasper County Home (Q), Wittemberg Grange Hall (R), Jasper County Jail (S), Newton Correctional Release Center (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Guthrie County include: Sully Meeting Room Church (A), Ashton Church (B), Tools Chapel (C), Union Chapel (D), Bethany Church (E), Bethel Church (F), Center Friends Church (G), Newburg United Church of Christ (H), Prairie City Brethren Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Antle Cemetery (1), Old German Lutheran Cemetery (2), Our Silent City Cemetery (3), Bethany Cemetery (4), Bethel Cemetery (5), Restland Cemetery (6), Rhinehart Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Wire Lake (A), Ken Wolfe Lake (B), Lake Pla-Mor (C), Clarks Lake (D), Rock Creek Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Alloway Creek (A), Benjamin Creek (B), Buck Creek (C), Burr Oak Creek (D), Byers Branch (E), Carson Creek (F), Cherry Creek (G), Clear Creek (H), Coon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Guthrie County include: Ashton Wildwood County Park (1), Rock Creek State Park (2), Mariposa County Park (3), Schlosser Park (4), Westwood Park (5), Kellogg State Game Management Area (6), Bailey Wildlife Area (7), South Skunk River Wildlife Area (8), Historic Grinnell State Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Carroll County , Dallas County , Greene County , Iowa County , Keokuk County , Linn County , Mahaska County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.8%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

  • 1995 to March 2000: 23
  • 1990 to 1994: 19
  • 1985 to 1989: 28
  • 1980 to 1984: 14
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 14
  • 1965 to 1969: 28

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:

  • One, detached: 4,666
  • One, attached: 99
  • Two: 102
  • 3 or 4: 148
  • 5 to 9: 227
  • 10 to 19: 44
  • Mobile homes: 181

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:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Guthrie County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,64314
Catholic1,6164
Evangelical Protestant1,19215
Other1-
None5,502-
Guthrie County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Guthrie County:

2.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Guthrie County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Guthrie County:

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Guthrie County:

27.6%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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 significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1894664.2 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/8/1999, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 5 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Guthrie County-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 412.8 miles away from Guthrie County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 287.2 miles away from the county 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 239.8 miles away from the county 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 92.2 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 306.1 miles away from Guthrie County 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 398.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • IowaSevere 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
  • IowaSevere 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
  • IowaSevere 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
  • IowaSevere 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
  • IowaSnow, 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
  • IowaHurricane 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
  • IowaSevere 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
  • IowaSevere 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
  • IowaFlooding, 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
  • IowaIce 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: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Finance and insurance (13%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Finance and insurance (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (18%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (45%)
  • Germany (13%)
  • United Kingdom (10%)
  • Guatemala (8%)
  • Spain (6%)
  • India (3%)
  • Sweden (2%)

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

  • German (35%)
  • English (13%)
  • United States or American (13%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Danish (5%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Norwegian (3%)

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:

  • 116 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 41 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 7 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,904.

5.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,482 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.94% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($37,109 average AGI)
0.99% relocated from other states ($10,374 average AGI)
Guthrie County:

0.99%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Dallas County, IA  1.27% ($40,000 average AGI)
from Polk County, IA  1.20% ($46,846)
from Adair County, IA  0.39% ($49,706)
from Greene County, IA  0.28% ($19,833)


6.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,946 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.43%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.73% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($25,589 average AGI)
1.70% relocated to other states ($9,357 average AGI)
Guthrie County:

1.70%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Polk County, IA  1.47% ($31,797 average AGI)
to Dallas County, IA  1.10% ($54,021)
to Adair County, IA  0.34% ($24,533)
to Carroll County, IA  0.30% ($41,692)

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 from 2007 to 2014: 11.5

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

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Guthrie County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Guthrie County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,465 (2,213 aged, 252 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 141 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Guthrie County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Generalized and unspecified atherosclerosis (272)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (174)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (141)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (106)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (93)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (83)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (83)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (57)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (42)
  • Congestive heart failure (37)

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
  • 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.

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

2,007 married couples with children.
482 single-parent households (174 men, 308 women).

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

  • 2005 or later: 21
  • 2000 to 2004: 587
  • 1990 to 1999: 786
  • 1980 to 1989: 433
  • 1970 to 1979: 729
  • 1960 to 1969: 416
  • 1950 to 1959: 401
  • 1940 to 1949: 273
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,107
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:

  • This state: 9752
  • Northeast: 39
  • Midwest: 888
  • South: 213
  • West: 308

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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Guthrie County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $4,631,000
    Own Hospitals: $3,753,000
    Police Protection: $681,000
    Welfare - Other: $570,000
    Central Staff Services: $513,000
    Financial Administration: $483,000
    Solid Waste Management: $404,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $284,000
    Health Services - Other: $269,000
    General - Other: $252,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $155,000
    General Public Buildings: $115,000
    Libraries: $90,000
    Air Transportation: $87,000
    Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $19,000
    Welfare, Cash Assistance - Other: $14,000
    Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $0
  • Intergovernmental to State - Hospitals: $1,268,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resource - Other: $568,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $3,695,000

Guthrie County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $3,753,000
    All Other: $1,021,000
    Solid Waste Management: $130,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $367,000
    Interest Earnings: $207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,920,000
    Highways: $2,312,000
    General Support: $988,000
    All Other: $826,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,926,000
    Other Selective Sales: $131,000

Guthrie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $6,919,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 150
  • Number of aged recipients: 21
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 129
  • Number of recipients under 18: 25
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 85
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 40
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 77
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 64
Guthrie County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Guthrie County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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
Chevrolet1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS2
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