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  •   State: 
    Logan County
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    35°51′23″N 97°26′9″W
      Area total: 
    18.43 sq mi (47.74 km²)
      Area land: 
    17.98 sq mi (46.58 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.45 sq mi (1.16 km²)
    981 ft (299 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Oklahoma City, OK
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    597.70 residents per square mile of area (230.78/km²)
      Household income: 
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Guthrie is a city and county seat in Logan County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 10,191 at the 2010 census, a 2.7 percent increase from the figure of 9,925 in the 2000 census. Guthrie is nationally significant for its collection of late 19th and early 20th century commercial architecture. The Guthrie Historic District includes more than 2,000 buildings and is designated as a National Historic Landmark. The city's western heritage includes the fact that, on April 13, 1898, outlaw Richard "Little Dick" West, a former member of the Wild Bunch gang, was in town when approached by legendary lawmen Heck Thomas and Bill Tilghman. He refused to surrender and was killed in the resulting gunfight. He is buried in the Summit View Cemetery in Guthrie near outlaw Bill Doolin. The name was later changed to Guthrie, named for jurist John Guthrie of Topeka, Kansas. In 1907, Guthrie was designated as the territorial capital, and in 1907 as the first state capital of Oklahoma. In 1910, state voters chose the larger Oklahoma City as the new capital in a special election. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the election and moved the state capital to Oklahoma City in its ruling on February 9, 1911. In 1999, in recognition of the city's rich history, the National Park Service named Guthrie a National Landmark by the National Land Park Service in its rich recognition of its rich history.


Guthrie was established in 1887 as a railroad station called Deer Creek on the Southern Kansas Railway. The name was later changed to Guthrie, named for jurist John Guthrie of Topeka, Kansas. In 1889 some fifty thousand potential settlers gathered at the edges of the Unassigned Lands in hopes of staking a claim to a plot. Guthrie prospered as the administrative center of the territory, but it was eclipsed in economic influence by Oklahoma City early in the 20th century. The center district of Guthrie was designated a National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service in 1999, in recognition of the city's importance to state history. The Guthrie Roping Rodeo is held in Guthrie on six occasions, the first since the Texas rodeo promoter Dan Taylor was chute director for the competition. Its museums include the Oklahoma Territorial Museum and the Guthrie Museum of American History. Its community center has two lakes south, Liberty Lake and Guthrie Lake, which hosts the Oklahoma State Museum of History and Art. It is a "Certified Community Block for Capital Improvement Planning;" it has received a Community Development Block Grant to improve infrastructure. It has a well-preserved Victorian enclave, which is intact to the present day. The city is home to the National Steer Steer Finals, such as the National Finals Steer Championship. It also hosts the World Finals of the Texas Steer Roping Championship, which takes place every year from June to August.


Guthrie has a humid subtropical climate, with frequent variations in weather daily and seasonally, except during the consistently hot and humid summer months. The city is in the Sandstone Hills region of Oklahoma, known for hills of 250 to 400 feet (120 m) and oak forests and an ecological region known as the Cross Timbers. It is a four-hour drive from the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area. The total area of Guthrie is 19.2 square miles (50 km²), of which 48.4 km² (18.7 m) is land and 0.5 sq miles (1.3 km²) is water. It lies along one of the primary corridors into Texas and Mexico, and is approximately 32 miles (51 km) north of Oklahoma City. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's total area is 2.81 percent water, with the land area making up 48.2 km². It has a population of 2,816. It was founded in 1883. The town is located in the Frontier Country region in the center of the state, in an area known for its oak forests, hills, and rolling terrain. Its population is 2,715. It's located on the Texas-Mexico border and is about four hours from Dallas- Fort Worth, the state's largest city. It also lies on the border between Texas and New Mexico, about 30 miles (48 km) from the Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez.


As of the census of 2000, there were 9,925 people, 3,854 households, and 2,474 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 75.84% White, 15.77% African American, 2.97% Native American, 0.42% Asian, 1.94% from other races, and 3.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.79% of the population. The city's population was spread out, with 24.7% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 24. 7% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 17.7%. The median age was 37 years. The median income for a household was $30,460, and $38,732 for a family. The per capita income for the city is $15,774. About 9.8% of families and 18.3% of people were below the poverty line, including 18.1% of those under age 18 and18.4 of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.37, and the average family size was2.99. For every 100 females, there are 86.3 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there is 79.9 males. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city has a population of 9,917. The population density is 531.6 people per square mile.

In Media

Guthrie's main street can be seen briefly in the movie Rain Man (1988) starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. The protagonist of the Adam Binder series of fantasy novels is originally from Guthrie, as is series author David R. Slayton. Guthrie is mentioned in the 2021 movie Stillwater starring Matt Damon. The Killer Inside Me (2010) was filmed in Guthrie starring Jessica Alba, Kate Hudson, and Casey Affleck. The Girl Who Believes in Miracles (2021) - Directed by William H. Macy, starring Billy Crudup and Anton Yelchin. The Warner Bros. 1996 movie Twister (1996) starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt used this town for the drive-in scene. In the original screenplay for this movie, it was going to be destroyed instead of Wakita. The movie Public Enemies (1996) with Theresa Russell was filmed on location in the town. The town of Guthrie was used as a setting for the film The Godfather: Part II (1998) starring Tom Hanks. The film was shot on location on the outskirts of the city. The city was also used for the filming of the film Fast Charlie... the Moonbeam Rider (1979) The city is also the setting of the TV series The Biggest Loser (1989-1993) and the movie The Big Game (1994-1995). The town is also featured in the book The Big Little Lies (1998-1995) by John Sutter. The book is based on a true story.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma = 87. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 79. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Guthrie = 5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 4,858 individuals with a median age of 35.8 age the population grows by 8.46% in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 597.70 residents per square mile of area (230.78/km²). There are average 2.33 people per household in the 4,389 households with an average household income of $39,135 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 6.40% of the available work force and has dropped -1.81% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 29.98%. The number of physicians in Guthrie per 100,000 population = 32.2.


The annual rainfall in Guthrie = 33.9 inches and the annual snowfall = 6.6 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 73. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 239. 95 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 25 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 25, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma which are owned by the occupant = 60.06%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 49 years with median home cost = $117,910 and home appreciation of -0.06%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.99 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $3,605 per student. There are 15.2 students for each teacher in the school, 656 students for each Librarian and 546 students for each Counselor. 4.59% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 10.14% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.16% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Guthrie's population in Logan County, Oklahoma of 10,006 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,49-fold to 4,858 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.72% female residents and 47.28% male residents live in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma.

    As of 2020 in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma are married and the remaining 47.31% are single population.

  • 26.8 minutes is the average time that residents in Guthrie require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.55% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 12.68% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool and 4.36% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma, 60.06% are owner-occupied homes, another 32.80% are rented apartments, and the remaining 7.14% are vacant.

  • The 32.80% of the population in Guthrie, Logan County, Oklahoma who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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