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Cankton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Cankton had a population of 528 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cankton is located at latitude 30.3455 and longitude -92.1131 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cankton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.04 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. St. Landry Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 43 feet.

The Village of Cankton (GNIS ID: 2407426) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Cankton is located within Parish Governing Authority District 8, a minor civil division (MCD) of St. Landry Parish.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cankton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cankton: Coulee Croche.

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Cankton, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 528
Population in Households 528
Population in Familes 443
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 259
Diversity Index2 35


Total Households 208
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 148
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 4.6%)
Median Home Value $105,729
Average Home Value $126,074


Median Household Income $43,281
Average Household Income $64,177
Per Capita Income $23,345
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.4% 1.04%
Households 1.46% 1.04%
Families 2.22% 0.93%
Median Household Income   -0.34%
Per Capita Income   1.08%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cankton, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cankton to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 372 22nd
Population Density1 # 354 26th
Diversity Index2 # 342 28th
Median Household Income # 179 62nd
Per Capita Income # 163 66th

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