Guthrie Center, IA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Guthrie Center, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Guthrie Center had a population of 1,536 as of July 1, 2017. Guthrie Center ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Guthrie Center is located at latitude 41.6781 and longitude -94.4989 in Guthrie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Guthrie Center (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Guthrie County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,106 feet.

The City of Guthrie Center (GNIS ID: 2394261) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Guthrie Center is located within Township of Valley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Guthrie County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Guthrie Center population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Guthrie Center, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,536
Daytime Population: Workers 1,024
Daytime Population: Residents 745
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,769
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 1,475
Population in Familes 1,125
Population in Group Qrtrs 61
Population Density2 622
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $37,972
Average Household Income $52,575
Per Capita Income $23,230


Total Housing Units 795 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 489 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 174 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $79,808
Average Home Value $90,286


Total Households 662
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 382
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.29% -0.3%
Households -0.31% -0.3%
Families -0.18% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

Guthrie Center, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Guthrie Center to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 207 80th
Population Density # 553 45th
Diversity Index # 186 81st
Median Household Income # 982 3rd
Per Capita Income # 884 12th

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