Communities

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

546

Population
Growth Rate

1.47%

Median Age

36

Diversity Index

36.300

Housing & Income

Households

213

Total Housing Units

210


Owner Occupied

165

Renter Occupied

48

Vacant

0

Median Home Value

$114,706


Average Home Value

$130,271

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

1.39%


Per Capita Income

1.61%

Income Projection

Median Household

$38,301 $45,752


Average Household

$61,711 $66,997


Per Capita

$22,126 $23,969

Workforce

Total Businesses

14

Total Employed

137

Workers 16+

332

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

2

Employed

21

Manufacturing

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Some
High School

40

Graduated
High School

197

Associates
Degree

11

Bachelor's
Degree

33

Graduate
Degree

2

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

64

Non-Resident Commuters

246

Drive Alone

299

Carpooled

21

Public

0

Work At Home

10


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