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Cantril, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Cantril had a population of 225 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cantril is located at latitude 40.6428 and longitude -92.0685 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cantril (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.51 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Van Buren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 778 feet.

The City of Cantril (GNIS ID: 2393736) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Cantril is located within Township of Jackson, a minor civil division (MCD) of Van Buren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cantril population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cantril: Cantrill.

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Cantril, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 225
Daytime Population: Workers 143
Daytime Population: Residents 123
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 266
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.18
Population in Households 225
Population in Familes 187
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 442
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $43,627
Average Household Income $58,350
Per Capita Income $24,099


Total Housing Units 119 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (74.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (13.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $93,750
Average Home Value $127,528


Total Households 105
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 72
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.19% -0.09%
Households 0.13% 0.0%
Families 2.78% -0.28%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Cantril, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cantril to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 673 33rd
Population Density # 680 33rd
Diversity Index # 470 54th
Median Household Income # 882 13th
Per Capita Income # 826 18th

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