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

641

Population
Growth Rate

1.28%

Median Age

37

Diversity Index

40.900

Housing & Income

Households

233

Total Housing Units

254


Owner Occupied

187

Renter Occupied

46

Vacant

21

Median Home Value

$100,862


Average Home Value

$127,540

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

3.08%

Income Projection

Median Household

$55,812 $61,825


Average Household

$80,074 $92,525


Per Capita

$29,106 $33,867

Workforce

Total Businesses

14

Total Employed

105

Workers 16+

233

2023 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

40

2023 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

4

Employed

21

2023 HealthCare/Social Assist

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

15

2023 Construction Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

12

2023 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

5

2023 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

5

Some
High School

18

Graduated
High School

234

Associates
Degree

7

Bachelor's
Degree

43

Graduate
Degree

19

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

92

Non-Resident Commuters

141

Drive Alone

153

Carpooled

41

Public

0

Work At Home

13


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