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Guthrie Center, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Guthrie Center had a population of 1,498 as of July 1, 2019. 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 41.6772 and longitude -94.5033 in Guthrie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Guthrie Center 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.


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Guthrie Center, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Guthrie Center, IA Housing Affordability Index is 203
State of Iowa Housing Affordability Index is 164
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Guthrie Center, IA Wealth Index is 63
State of Iowa Wealth Index is 86
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,498 (100%)
Population in Households 1,432 (95.6%)
Population in Families 1,087 (72.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 66 ( 4.4%)
Population Density 607
Diversity Index2 20
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,752
Average Household Income $59,427
Per Capita Income $25,463
Wealth Index4 63

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 498 (61.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 162 (20.1%)
Median Home Value $98,604
Housing Affordability Index3 203
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 642
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 367
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.5% -0.34%
Households -0.57% -0.41%
Families -0.57% -0.55%
Median Household Income   2.44%
Per Capita Income   2.82%

Guthrie Center, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Guthrie Center to the other 1,008 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 213 79th
Population Density # 560 45th
Diversity Index # 186 82nd
Median Household Income # 928 8th
Per Capita Income # 840 17th

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