Guthrie Center, Iowa

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Guthrie Center is a city in Guthrie County, Iowa, United States, along the South Raccoon River. The population was 1,668 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Guthrie County[1].

Guthrie Center is part of the Des MoinesWest Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Guthrie Center is located at 41°40′47″N 94°30′3″W / 41.67972°N 94.50083°W / 41.67972; -94.50083 (41.679618, -94.500812)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.4 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,668 people, 726 households, and 453 families residing in the city. The population density was 676.0 people per square mile (260.7/km²). There were 830 housing units at an average density of 336.4/sq mi (129.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.32% White, 0.06% African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 1.02% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.32% of the population.

There were 726 households out of which 27.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.9% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 34.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.2% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 82.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.

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