Guthrie Center is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,523 people and just one neighborhood, Guthrie Center is the 191st largest community in Iowa. Guthrie Center has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Guthrie Center is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Guthrie Center is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Guthrie Center who work in office and administrative support (13.16%), sales jobs (12.19%) and management occupations (8.17%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Guthrie Center is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Guthrie Center a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Guthrie Center has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Guthrie Center’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.38 minutes getting to work every day.