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Guthrie Center is a city in Guthrie County, in the Des Moines metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the county, which was named for Edwin Guthrie, military officer in the Mexican War
The latitude of Guthrie Center is 41.677N. The longitude is -94.503W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,109 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,654.
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29% of Guthrie Center residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Guthrie Center ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Guthrie Center was $16,662, compared with $21,587 nationally.
14% of Guthrie Center residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Guthrie Center, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $323. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $652.
Libraries in Guthrie Center include Mary J. Barnett Memorial Library ... View libraries
Guthrie County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Guthrie Center political report.
The average commute time for Guthrie Center workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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