Washington

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

535

Population
Growth Rate

0.98%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

37.300

Housing & Income

Households

210

Total Housing Units

220


Owner Occupied

162

Renter Occupied

48

Vacant

10

Median Home Value

$124,359


Average Home Value

$139,815

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.98%


Per Capita Income

2.76%

Income Projection

Median Household

$49,673 $53,378


Average Household

$69,228 $78,937


Per Capita

$24,973 $28,616

Workforce

Total Businesses

14

Total Employed

123

Workers 16+

292

2020 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

40

2020 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

27

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

15

2020 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

15

2020 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

10

2020 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Some
High School

21

Graduated
High School

187

Associates
Degree

29

Bachelor's
Degree

36

Graduate
Degree

2

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

60

Non-Resident Commuters

232

Drive Alone

268

Carpooled

11

Public

0

Work At Home

13


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