Cankton, Louisiana Population 2024

580

Cankton is a city located in St. Landry Parish Louisiana. Cankton has a 2024 population of 580. Cankton is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has increased by 0.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 579 in 2020.

The average household income in Cankton is $65,074 with a poverty rate of 31.08%. The median age in Cankton is 29.2 years: 33.2 years for males, and 29 years for females.

Cankton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cankton was:

  • White: 89.06%
  • Black or African American: 7.81%
  • Two or more races: 2.78%
  • Other race: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
284.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.17% (1)
The current population of Cankton, Louisiana is 580 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 579.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White51389.06%
Black or African American457.81%
Two or more races162.78%
Other race20.35%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cankton Population by Race

Cankton Population Pyramid 2024

Cankton Median Age

29.2

Total

33.2

Male

29

Female

Cankton Adults

There are 394 adults, (83 of whom are seniors) in Cankton.

Cankton Age Dependency

85.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

58.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Cankton Sex Ratio

Female33658.33%
Male24041.67%

Cankton Population by Age

Cankton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2062.890.39.7
Married862.741000
Female614.5180.319.7
Non Family551.0585.514.5
Male41.751000

3

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

90.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cankton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade258.42%
Associates Degree72.36%
Bachelors Degree3612.12%
Graduate Degree124.04%
High School Graduate14849.83%
Less Than 9th Grade186.06%
Some College5117.17%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cankton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cankton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White24119831
Black363617
2+ Races10100
Hispanic10100
Other Race220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 47.22%.

Cankton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$73,750$76,750$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$42,969$0$33,194
Less Than 9th Grade$80,781$0$0
Overall$51,563$73,750$34,861
Some College$58,500$59,250$0

$51,563

Average Earnings

$73,750

Average Male

$34,861

Average Female

Cankton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cankton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cankton Language

91.09% of Cankton residents speak only English, while 8.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 7.95% of the population.

Cankton Language

Cankton Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White50016032%
Black451942.22%

31.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.83%

Male Poverty Rate

49.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cankton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cankton is Black, with 42.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cankton is White, with 32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.69%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 43.23%.

Cankton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.91%
Some College24.14%
Bachelors or Greater16.67%
High School4.05%

Cankton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed11.11%
Female Unemployed0%

Cankton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cankton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$43,594$63,435
Households-$65,074
Married Families$96,250$-999,999,999
Non Families-$52,915

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cankton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.5%

Male Marriage Rate

41.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cankton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cankton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cankton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cankton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

20

Number of Veterans

17

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam11
First Gulf War5
Second Gulf War4
Korea2
World War II0

Cankton Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7411
35 to 544
55 to 643
75+2
18 to 340

Cankton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White205.83%

Cankton Veterans by Race

Cankton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cankton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.3%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Cankton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cankton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cankton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

89.58%

Born in Cankton

97.74%

Native Born

2.26%

Foreign Born

1.22%

Non Citizen

1.04%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.74% of Cankton residents were born in the United States, with 89.58% having been born in Louisiana. 1.22% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cankton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202958210.17%
202858100%
202758100%
202658110.17%
202558000%
202458000%
2023580-3-0.51%
202258300%
202158340.69%
20205797214.2%
2019507-1-0.2%
201850800%
201750820.4%
201650651%
201550130.6%
201449840.81%
201349430.61%
201249120.41%
201148930.62%
201048600%

Cankton Population by Year