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.

 

Population
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Population

Population2000201020182023
Cankton360484546573

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Population by Age

Population201020182023
0-4414543
5-9414746
10-14374650
15-19273446
20-24302627
25-29343125
30-34393630
35-39354036
40-44273741
45-49373637
50-54273936
55-59373839
60-64243336
65-69122731
70-74161624
75-7961013
80-84647
85+833
18+351388402
Median Age343638

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Population by Race

Cankton2018
Total546.000
White Alone84.620
Black Alone10.260
American Indian Alone0.550
Asian Alone0.550
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race2.010
Two or More Races2.010
Hispanic Origin6.590
Diversity Index36.300

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Growth Rate

Cankton2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%1%
Households1%1%
Families2%1%
Median Household Income%4%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020182023
Households149190213223
Housing Units153199210215
Owner Occupied Units165173
Renter Occupied Units4850
Vacant Units00

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Home Value

Cankton20182023
Median Home Value$114,706$122,083
Average Home Value$130,271$139,451
<$50,0004739
$50,000 - $99,9992121
$100,000 - $149,9995160
$150,000 - $199,9992426
$200,000 - $249,99989
$250,000 - $299,999911
$300,000 - $399,99900
$400,000 - $499,99923
$500,000 - $749,99933
$1,000,000 +11

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later6
2000-200960
1990-199941
1980-198964
1970-197921
1960-196933
1950-195921
1940-19492
1939 or Before11

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Income
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Income

Cankton20182023
Median Household$38,301$45,752
Average Household$61,711$66,997
Per Capita$22,126$23,969

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Household Income Base

Cankton2018
<$15,00039
$15,000 - $24,99938
$25,000 - $34,99925
$35,000 - $49,99915
$50,000 - $74,99922
$75,000 - $99,99942
$100,000 - $149,99917
$150,000 - $199,9997
$200,000+7

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+332
In-County Residents64
Out-of-County Residents246
Drive Alone299
Carpooled21
Public Transport0
Work at Home10
Less than 5 minutes8
5-9 minutes14
10-14 minutes5
15-19 minutes18
20-24 minutes24
25-29 minutes4
30-34 minutes152
35-39 minutes5
40-44 minutes22
45-59 minutes25
60-89 minutes39
90+ minutes6
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees137
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction21
Manufacturing0
Wholesale Trade0
  
Retail Trade4
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers0
Furn & Home Furnish Str0
Electronics & Appl Store0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip0
Food & Beverage Stores0
Health/Pers Care Stores0
Gasoline Stations0
Clothing/Accessory Store0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music0
General Merchandise Str4
Misc Store Retailers0
Nonstore Retailers0
  
Transportation/Warehouse0
Information4
  
Finance & Insurance5
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn5
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv0
Legal Services0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt0
Educational Services62
HealthCare/Social Assist0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs0
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin19
Auto Repair/Maintenance0
Public Administration Emp22

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

Educational Attainment (25+)

Cankton2018
Some High School40
Graduated High School197
Associates Degree11
Bachelor's Degree33
Graduate Degree2

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses14
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus0
Mining Bus0
Utilities Bus0
Construction Bus2
Manufacturing Bus0
Wholesale Trade Bus0
  
Retail Trade Bus1
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus0
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus0
Electronics & Appl Store Bus0
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus0
Food & Beverage Stores Bus0
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus0
Gasoline Stations Bus0
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus0
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus0
General Merchandise Str Bus1
Misc Store Retailers Bus0
Nonstore Retailers Bus0
  
Transportation/Warehouse Bus0
Information Bus1
  
Finance & Insurance Bus1
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus1
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus0
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus0
  
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus0
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus0
Legal Services Bus0
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus0
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus0
Educational Services Bus2
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus0
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus0
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus4
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus0
Public Administration Bus3

Source: ESRI, 2018-08-15

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