Cankton

On the far southern border of St. Landry Parish lies the village of Cankton. For adventurers who’d prefer the road less traveled, this small town is located along scenic Highway 93. Roll the windows down and you just might catch a whiff of the killer barbeque from Moma C’s Cankton Drive Inn. While you’re there, take the opportunity to chat with locals and hear the story of Dr. Louis Aristide “Cank.” As a boy, Guidry would signal his family that he was home from a hunt by using the duck call "Cank, cank, cank." His folks would say, “Cank est revenu,” (Cank is back) and the name stuck.

Cankton is centrally located within a few miles of numerous notable Cajun Country cities: Church Point (synonymous with the Courir de Mardi Gras celebration), Scott (the undisputed Boudin Capital of the World), Grand Coteau (home to more than 70 historic homes) and the de facto Cajun Country capital of Lafayette.

 

Cankton

Population

Total Population

541

Population
Growth Rate

1.21%

Median Age

36

Diversity Index

36.600

Housing & Income

Households

212

Total Housing Units

221


Owner Occupied

171

Renter Occupied

41

Vacant

9

Median Home Value

$120,909


Average Home Value

$152,941

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.19%


Per Capita Income

1.07%

Income Projection

Median Household

$42,083 $42,857


Average Household

$56,931 $60,122


Per Capita

$20,698 $21,824

Workforce

Total Businesses

16

Total Employed

223

Workers 16+

299

Educational Services - Businesses

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Businesses

4

Employed

156

Public Administration

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Businesses

3

Employed

22

Other Service excl Pub Admin

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Businesses

4

Employed

19

Construction Businesses

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Businesses

1

Employed

10

Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

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Businesses

1

Employed

5

Finance/Insurance Businesses

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Businesses

1

Employed

5

Some
High School

27

Graduated
High School

178

Associates
Degree

18

Bachelor's
Degree

39

Graduate
Degree

2

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

76

Non-Resident Commuters

219

Drive Alone

270

Carpooled

15

Public

0

Work At Home

14


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