Cantril, Iowa

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Cantril, Iowa
City
Location of Cantril, Iowa
Location of Cantril, Iowa
Coordinates: 40°38′37″N 92°4′2″W / 40.64361°N 92.06722°W / 40.64361; -92.06722Coordinates: 40°38′37″N 92°4′2″W / 40.64361°N 92.06722°W / 40.64361; -92.06722
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Van Buren
Area[1]
 • Total 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Land 0.51 sq mi (1.32 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 781 ft (238 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 222
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 218
 • Density 435/sq mi (168.1/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 222 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Cantril was laid out in 1871.[4]

Geography[edit]

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).[5]

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.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
YearPop.±%
1880252—    
1890356+41.3%
1900356+0.0%
1910445+25.0%
1920440−1.1%
1930370−15.9%
1940376+1.6%
1950353−6.1%
1960299−15.3%
1970258−13.7%
1980299+15.9%
1990271−9.4%
2000257−5.2%
2010222−13.6%
2016218−1.8%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. and Iowa Data Center
Source:
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] 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.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 257 people, 112 households, and 71 families residing in the city. The population density was 507.5 people per square mile (194.6/km²). There were 119 housing units at an average density of 235.0 per square mile (90.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.89% White, 0.39% African American, 0.78% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.39% of the population.

There were 112 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 20.6% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 23.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 112.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $22,917, and the median income for a family was $25,625. Males had a median income of $27,778 versus $19,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,488. About 21.7% of families and 22.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.7% of those under the age of eighteen and 17.5% of those sixty five or over.

Education[edit]

The community is served by the Van Buren Community School District.[8] In 2018 the Van Buren district voted to merge with the Harmony Community School District.[9]

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,[10] 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.[11] The Fox Valley school district consolidated into the Van Buren district effective July 1, 2004.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-14. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11.
  3. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ The History of Van Buren County, Iowa: Containing a History of the County, Its Cities, Towns, &c. Western Historical Company. 1878. p. 500.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "VAN BUREN." Iowa Department of Education. Retrieved on June 20, 2018.
  9. ^ Niehaus, Michaele (2018-02-06). "Van Buren, Harmony to merge". The Hawk Eye. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  10. ^ "Fox Valley Community School District." Southern Prairie Area Education Agency 15. May 10, 1997. Retrieved on June 20, 2018. "Administrative Offices Cantril, Iowa 52542"
  11. ^ "Fox Valley Community School District." Southern Prairie Area Education Agency 15. June 21, 2003. Retrieved on June 20, 2018. "Administrative Offices 202 North Union Milton, Iowa 52570 "
  12. ^ Tillis, Vicki (2003-11-26). "Van Buren, Fox Valley voters approve merger Districts will reorganize into one". Cutbank Pioneer Press. Retrieved 2018-06-20.