Cantril, Iowa

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Cantril is a city in Van Buren County, Iowa, United States. The population was 257 at the 2000 census.


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)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] 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/sq mi (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.


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