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Cantril, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Cantril had a population of 217 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cantril: Cantrill.

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Cantril, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 217
Population in Households 217
Population in Familes 179
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 427
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $44,121
Average Household Income $63,770
Per Capita Income $26,788


Total Housing Units 117 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 92 (78.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $97,727
Average Home Value $134,511


Total Households 102
Average Household Size 2.13
Family Households 69
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.28% -0.56%
Households -0.24% -0.6%
Families 1.92% -0.59%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

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, 2018 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 # 683 32nd
Population Density # 692 32nd
Diversity Index # 467 54th
Median Household Income # 904 11th
Per Capita Income # 682 33rd

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