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

539

Population
Growth Rate

0.96%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

37.400

Housing & Income

Households

211

Total Housing Units

221


Owner Occupied

166

Renter Occupied

45

Vacant

10

Median Home Value

$98,864


Average Home Value

$123,353

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.94%


Per Capita Income

2.15%

Income Projection

Median Household

$49,402 $54,902


Average Household

$63,351 $69,866


Per Capita

$22,900 $25,475

Workforce

Total Businesses

15

Total Employed

121

Workers 16+

299

2021 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

40

2021 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

26

2021 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

15

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

13

2021 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

12

2021 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Some
High School

22

Graduated
High School

170

Associates
Degree

28

Bachelor's
Degree

39

Graduate
Degree

7

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

48

Non-Resident Commuters

251

Drive Alone

254

Carpooled

11

Public

0

Work At Home

15


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