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Guttenberg is a city in Clayton County.

The community was named after Johannes Gutenberg, printer credited with the invention of movable type.

The latitude of Guttenberg is 42.785N. The longitude is -91.099W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 617 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,950.


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Median household income
Local
$29,151
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Guttenberg demographic reports
Guttenberg is on the Mississippi River.
Former and merged names include:
· Prairie la Porte
The community was founded by German intellectuals in 1845.

A busy shipping point during the heyday of the steamboat.

Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • German Fest - Sept. 22, 2007
  • Cajun Fest - May 19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Guttenberg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Lockmaster's House Heritage Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Guttenberg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Clayton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 52052 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

58% of Guttenberg residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Guttenberg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Guttenberg was $17,098, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Guttenberg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Guttenberg include Bluff Street Historic District, Guttenberg National Fish Hatchery and Aquarium Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Guttenberg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $274.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $646.


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Libraries in Guttenberg include Guttenberg Public Library ... View libraries

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Clayton County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Guttenberg political report.

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The average commute time for Guttenberg workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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