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Cankton, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Village of Cankton had a population of 546 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cankton: Coulee Croche.

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Cankton, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 546
Daytime Population: Workers 168
Daytime Population: Residents 303
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 471
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.86
Population in Households 546
Population in Familes 456
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 268
Diversity Index3 36


Median Household Income $41,012
Average Household Income $60,536
Per Capita Income $22,011


Total Housing Units 209 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (22.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $107,447
Average Home Value $132,229


Total Households 214
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 152
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.68% 1.04%
Households 1.65% 1.1%
Families 2.29% 0.9%
Median Household Income   4.69%
Per Capita Income   3.19%

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, 2017 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 # 367 23rd
Population Density # 350 26th
Diversity Index # 336 29th
Median Household Income # 225 53rd
Per Capita Income # 231 51st

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