Cantril, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 221 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -14.0%
 
Males: 107  (48.4%)
Females: 114  (51.6%)
Median resident age:  44.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 52542.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $38,409 (it was $22,917 in 2000)
Cantril:

$38,409
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $23,305 (it was $12,488 in 2000)

Cantril city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $48,494 (it was $33,800 in 2000)
Cantril:

$48,494
IA:

$126,900

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $62,838; Detached houses: $67,111; Mobile homes: $16,751

Median gross rent in 2013: $215.

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  • Races in Cantril, IA (2010)

    Cantril races chart
    • 21998.6%White alone
    • 10.5%Asian alone
    • 10.5%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 10.5%Hispanic

Races in Cantril detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cantril: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (27.5%), English (19.7%), Irish (15.0%), United States (9.8%), Dutch (4.7%), Danish (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 06/4/1874

Land area: 0.51 square miles.

Population density: 436 people per square mile   (low).

Cantril,IA real estate house value index trend

Cantril, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Cantril:

  • High school or higher: 71.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cantril city:

  • Never married: 30.3%
  • Now married: 48.0%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 13.3%
  • Divorced: 5.9%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Iowa:

3.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $852 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $674 (1.6%)

Cantril satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (75.5 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (169.9 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (242.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Milton, IA (2.3 miles ), Mount Sterling, IA (2.7 miles) , Keosauqua, IA (2.9 miles ), Pulaski, IA (3.4 miles ), Arbela, MO (3.6 miles) , Granger, MO (3.6 miles) , Leando, IA (3.6 miles) , Douds, IA (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 40.64 N, Longitude: 92.07 W

Area code: 319

Cantril household income distribution Cantril home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.8%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -14 (-5.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (24%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (17%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (23%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Information (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (23%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (35%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (28%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

Work and jobs in Cantril: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cantril, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cantril, Iowa average temperatures Cantril, Iowa average precipitation Cantril, Iowa humidity Cantril, Iowa wind speed Cantril, Iowa snowfall Cantril, Iowa sunshine Cantril, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Cantril-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 42% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/24/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.9 miles away from the Cantril city center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1967, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.3 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 16 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cantril-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 269.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 255.7 miles away from Cantril center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 276.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 293.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 270.4 miles away from Cantril center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 307.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Van Buren County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cantril topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cantril:

  • VAN BUREN COUNTY PHNS (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; KEOSAUQUA, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - VAN BUREN (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KEOSAUQUA, IA)
  • VAN BUREN COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 9 miles away; KEOSAUQUA, IA)
  • SCOTLAND COUNTY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 14 miles away; MEMPHIS, MO)
  • SCOTLAND COUNTY CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; MEMPHIS, MO)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cantril:

  • Indian Hills Community College (about 33 miles; Ottumwa, IA; Full-time enrollment: 4,034)
  • Truman State University (about 42 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • Southeastern Community College (about 49 miles; West Burlington, IA; FT enrollment: 2,251)
  • Western Illinois University (about 74 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • University of Iowa (about 76 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Moberly Area Community College (about 88 miles; Moberly, MO; FT enrollment: 3,977)
  • Kirkwood Community College (about 91 miles; Cedar Rapids, IA; FT enrollment: 11,503)

Library in Cantril:

  • CANTRIL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $7,648; Location: 104 W 3RD ST; 6,067 books; 102 audio materials; 120 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 7 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Cantril: Cantril Volunteer Fire Department (A), Cantril Public Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cantril include: United Methodist Church (A), Cantril Christian Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Maple Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Midwest USA Outfitters (303 Old Highway 2).

Van Buren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.19
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.185. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.185
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.57. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.57
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cantril that have no violations reported:

  • CANTRIL WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 222, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.9%
(9.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.7%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  2.9%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Cantril compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Cantril (2011 data):

  • Community First Bank: Cantril Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1930/04/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $138.9 mil, Deposits: $113.8 mil, headquarters in Keosauqua, IA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Van Buren Bancorporation Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Iowa average:

10.3

Cantril travel time to work - commute Cantril mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (60%)
  • Electricity (20%)
  • Wood (11%)
  • Utility gas (8%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cantril city (based on Van Buren County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant1,41116
Evangelical Protestant1,38513
Catholic2351
None4,539-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Van Buren County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Van Buren County:

11.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Here:

7.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Van Buren County:

27.3%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.0%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,123
Firefighters 0$0 1$15
Water Supply 0$0 1$642
Local Libraries 0$0 1$72
Totals for Government 0$0 10$1,852

Cantril government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $46,000 ($208.14)
    Water Utilities: $23,000 ($104.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($72.40)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($63.35)
    Parks & Recreation: $9,000 ($40.72)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($40.72)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($22.62)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($22.62)
    General Public Buildings: $3,000 ($13.57)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($9.05)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($4.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $6,000 ($27.15)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $17,000 ($76.92)

Cantril government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $16,000 ($72.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $16,000 ($72.40)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($13.57)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,000 ($4.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $43,000 ($194.57)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $21,000 ($95.02)
    General Support: $5,000 ($22.62)
  • Tax - Property: $38,000 ($171.95)

Cantril government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $28,000 ($126.70)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $17,000 ($76.92)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $11,000 ($49.77)

Cantril government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $145,000 ($656.11)

5.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,845 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.40%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, IA  1.06% ($26,552 average AGI)
from Lee County, IA  0.47% ($33,077)
from Wapello County, IA  0.47% ($22,615)


5.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,447 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, IA  0.95% ($34,000 average AGI)
to Henry County, IA  0.44% ($19,000)
to Lee County, IA  0.40% ($23,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cantril:

  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KPSZ (940 AM; 10 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KCJJ (1630 AM; 10 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: RIVER CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WSUI (910 AM; 5 kW; IOWA CITY, IA; Owner: THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cantril:

  • KMEM-FM (100.5 FM; MEMPHIS, MO; Owner: BOYER BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KOJY (106.9 FM; BLOOMFIELD, IA; Owner: HORIZON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KRKN (104.3 FM; ELDON, IA; Owner: O-TOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KIIK-FM (95.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, IA; Owner: FAIRFIELD MEIDA GROUP, INC.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • K201DY (91.5 FM; MEMPHIS, MO; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Cantril:

  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • K54AF (Channel 54; KEOSAUQUA, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KYOU-TV (Channel 15; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K55GS (Channel 55; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K45EE (Channel 45; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K49DX (Channel 49; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K65GA (Channel 65; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K21EM (Channel 21; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K31ED (Channel 31; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K53FC (Channel 53; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K58ER (Channel 58; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • K33AA (Channel 33; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Janean K Riordan, 13601 Highway 2 (Lat: 40.654194 Lon: -92.111000), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 90.4 m
    Registrant: 5152587000, Janean.Riordan@iwireless.Com, 4135 URBANDALE DRIVE
  • Janean K Riordan, 13601 Highway 2 (Lat: 40.654194 Lon: -92.111000), Type: 94.4, Overall height: 90.4 m
    Registrant: 5152587000, Janean.Riordan@iwireless.Com, 4135 URBANDALE DRIVE

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KQ0E, Licensee ID: L01158507
    Grant Date: 06/02/2006, Expiration Date: 08/28/2016, Certifier: Bonnie J Wollam
    Registrant: Bonnie J Wollam, 105 Brown St, Cantril, IA 52542

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7665C , Serial Number: 28-7615059, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 12/01/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Ted C Nixon, 26782 Route V64, Cantril, IA 52542

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
Most common first names in Cantril, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Ruth780.7 years
George580.6 years
Charles577.6 years
Earl474.5 years
William482.7 years
Edna381.0 years
Dorothy389.0 years
Edward364.7 years
Eva386.0 years
Frank379.3 years
Most common last names in Cantril, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1180.2 years
Robinson675.0 years
Kerr586.0 years
Wollam579.6 years
Anderson478.8 years
Birchmier485.7 years
Hamberg479.3 years
Reisch478.2 years
Wiley479.3 years
Morris378.7 years

Cantril on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Machinery"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other financial specialists"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Machinery"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance"
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