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Cantril, Iowa
Location of Cantril, Iowa
Location of Cantril, Iowa
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Van Buren
Area
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
781 ft (238 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 224
 • Density 439.22/sq mi (169.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP codes
52542, 52573
Area code(s) 319
FIPS code 19-10450
GNIS feature ID 0455155
Website http://cantrilia.com

Cantril is a city in Van Buren County, Iowa, United States. The population was 224 at the 2020 census.

History

Cantril was laid out in 1871.

Geography

Cantril is located at 40°38′37″N 92°4′2″W / 40.64361°N 92.06722°W / 40.64361; -92.06722 (40.643546, -92.067248).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.51 square miles (1.32 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1880 252 —    
1890 356 +41.3%
1900 356 +0.0%
1910 445 +25.0%
1920 440 −1.1%
1930 370 −15.9%
1940 376 +1.6%
1950 353 −6.1%
1960 299 −15.3%
1970 258 −13.7%
1980 299 +15.9%
1990 271 −9.4%
2000 257 −5.2%
2010 222 −13.6%
2020 224 +0.9%
Source: and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census
CantrilIowaPopPlot
The population of Cantril, Iowa from US census data

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 222 people, 104 households, and 59 families residing in the city. The population density was 435.3 inhabitants per square mile (168.1/km2). There were 118 housing units at an average density of 231.4 per square mile (89.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.5% Asian, 0.5% Pacific Islander, and 0.5% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.5% of the population.

There were 104 households, of which 22.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.2% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 43.3% were non-families. 40.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 25% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.13 and the average family size was 2.92.

The median age in the city was 49 years. 21.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.2% were from 45 to 64; and 27% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 51.4% male and 48.6% female.

Education

The community is served by the Van Buren County Community School District.

Cantril was previously in the Fox Valley Community School District. Initially the district had two schools: Cantril Elementary School in Cantril and Fox Valley Jr./Sr. High School in Milton, although after Fox Valley grade-sharing arrangement with Van Buren Schools in which it sent secondary students to Van Buren Junior/Senior High School in Keosauqua, the former high school closed, and the elementary and district headquarters moved to Milton. The Fox Valley school district consolidated into the Van Buren Community School District effective July 1, 2004. That district in turn merged into Van Buren County CSD on July 1, 2019.

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