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

Population2000201020212026
Cankton359484539547

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Age

Population201020212026
0-4414341
5-9414544
10-14374747
15-19273544
20-24302528
25-29342823
30-34393325
35-39354033
40-44273939
45-49373239
50-54273532
55-59373935
60-64243137
65-69123127
70-74161826
75-7961014
80-84657
85+835
18+351382386
Median Age343738

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Population by Race

Cankton2021
Total539.000
White Alone84.420
Black Alone10.200
American Indian Alone0.560
Asian Alone0.560
Pacific Islander Alone0.000
Some Other Race2.230
Two or More Races2.040
Hispanic Origin7.240
Diversity Index37.400

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Growth Rate

Cankton2010 - 20142014 - 2019
Population1%0%
Households1%0%
Families1%0%
Median Household Income%2%
Per Capita Income%2%

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Housing
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Households

Population2000201020212026
Households149190211214
Housing Units153199221225
Owner Occupied Units166168
Renter Occupied Units4546
Vacant Units1011

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Home Value

Cankton20212026
Median Home Value$98,864$108,929
Average Home Value$123,353$132,292
<$50,0006258
$50,000 - $99,9992221
$100,000 - $149,9992928
$150,000 - $199,9992831
$200,000 - $249,999910
$250,000 - $299,9991012
$300,000 - $399,99911
$400,000 - $499,99900
$500,000 - $749,99967
$1,000,000 +00

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Housing Year Built

Year RangeHouses Built
2010 or Later9
2000-200949
1990-199945
1980-198938
1970-197946
1960-196930
1950-195915
1940-19492
1939 or Before11

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Income
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Income

Cankton20212026
Median Household$49,402$54,902
Average Household$63,351$69,866
Per Capita$22,900$25,475

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Household Income Base

Cankton2021
<$15,00012
$15,000 - $24,99925
$25,000 - $34,99915
$35,000 - $49,99955
$50,000 - $74,99940
$75,000 - $99,99937
$100,000 - $149,99915
$150,000 - $199,9999
$200,000+3

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Employees
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Commute

CategoryCommuters
Workers 16+299
In-County Residents48
Out-of-County Residents251
Drive Alone254
Carpooled11
Public Transport0
Work at Home15
Less than 5 minutes2
5-9 minutes10
10-14 minutes12
15-19 minutes28
20-24 minutes49
25-29 minutes10
30-34 minutes104
35-39 minutes5
40-44 minutes12
45-59 minutes18
60-89 minutes18
90+ minutes16
Average Travel Time0

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Employees by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Employees121
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt0
Mining0
Utilities0
Construction12
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 Mgmt2
Educational Services40
HealthCare/Social Assist15
Arts/Entertainment/Rec0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs0
Accommodation0
Food Srv/Drinking Places0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin13
Auto Repair/Maintenance0
Public Administration Emp26

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

Educational Attainment (25+)

Cankton2021
Some High School22
Graduated High School170
Associates Degree28
Bachelor's Degree39
Graduate Degree7

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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Businesses
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Businesses by NAICS

CategoryNumber
Total Businesses15
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 Bus1
Educational Services Bus1
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus1
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus0
  
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus0
Accommodation Bus0
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus0
  
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus3
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus0
Public Administration Bus4

Source: ESRI, 2021-10-13

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