Canalou, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Canalou, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Canalou had a population of 337 as of July 1, 2018. Canalou ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density 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 36.7551 and longitude -89.687 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Canalou: Stansfield Switch.

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Canalou, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 337
Population in Households 337
Population in Familes 279
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,673
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $43,735
Average Household Income $58,156
Per Capita Income $22,452


Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 30 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 ( 7.4%)
Median Home Value $80,000
Average Home Value $119,940


Total Households 113
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.04% -0.48%
Households -0.11% -0.54%
Families 0.62% -0.75%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   2.25%

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, 2018 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 # 606 41st
Population Density # 137 87th
Diversity Index # 274 74th
Median Household Income # 544 47th
Per Capita Income # 585 43rd

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