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Cankton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Cankton had a population of 541 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Cankton is located at latitude 30.346 and longitude -92.1096 in St. Landry Parish. The formal boundaries for the Village of Cankton 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cankton: Coulee Croche.

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Cankton, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cankton, LA Housing Affordability Index is 195
State of Louisiana Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cankton, LA Wealth Index is 52
State of Louisiana Wealth Index is 71
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 541
Population in Households 541
Population in Familes 452
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density 265
Diversity Index1 37
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $42,083
Average Household Income $56,931
Per Capita Income $20,698
Wealth Index3 52

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $120,909
Housing Affordability Index2 195
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 212
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 150
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.21% 0.4%
Households 1.19% 0.47%
Families 1.64% 0.4%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.07%

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, 2019 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 # 368 23rd
Population Density # 353 26th
Diversity Index # 336 29th
Median Household Income # 214 55th
Per Capita Income # 282 41st

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