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Canalou, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Canalou had a population of 334 as of July 1, 2017. Canalou ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Canalou is located at latitude 36.754 and longitude -89.6865 in New Madrid County. The formal boundaries for the City of Canalou (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.2 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. New Madrid County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 289 feet.

The City of Canalou (GNIS ID: 2393727) 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 City of Canalou is located within Township of West, a minor civil division (MCD) of New Madrid County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Canalou 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 Canalou: Stansfield Switch.

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Canalou, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 334
Daytime Population: Workers 9
Daytime Population: Residents 210
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 219
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 334
Population in Familes 277
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,658
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $42,150
Average Household Income $56,230
Per Capita Income $21,516


Total Housing Units 121 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 85 (70.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $102,941


Total Households 112
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 80
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 -0.16% -0.42%
Households -0.24% -0.54%
Families 0.53% -0.76%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

Canalou, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Canalou to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri 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 # 607 41st
Population Density # 140 87th
Diversity Index # 255 75th
Median Household Income # 553 47th
Per Capita Income # 606 41st

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