Cantril, IA 52542 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 52542: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cantril, IA 52542

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Van Buren County
  • Centroid: Latitude 40.643, Longitude -92.07
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 52542 has segments in 2 Counties (Scotland, Van Buren).

  • Businesses Addresses: 19
  • PO Box Addresses: 72
  • Residential Addresses: 125
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 125

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Cantril, IA 52542 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 451
Daytime Population: Workers 167
Daytime Population: Residents 257
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 424
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 451
Population in Familes 376
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 12
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $42,979
Average Household Income $58,117
Per Capita Income $24,484


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (73.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (13.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $92,857
Average Home Value $130,000


Total Households 190
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 129
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 0.15% -0.18%
Households 0.15% -0.21%
Families -0.11% -0.31%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   3.17%

Cantril, IA 52542 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 52542 to the other 963 ZIP Codes 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 # 718 25th
Population Density # 765 21st
Diversity Index # 444 54th
Median Household Income # 894 7th
Per Capita Income # 807 16th

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