Pocahontas County IA Information


Pocahontas County Subdivisions

Pocahontas County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,229
Population in Households 7,088
Population in Familes 5,594
Population in Group Qrtrs 141
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 3,220
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 2,031
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,794 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,537 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 683 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 574 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $65,591
Average Home Value $95,270


Median Household Income $45,002
Average Household Income $57,705
Per Capita Income $25,910
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.18% -0.14%
Households -0.06% -0.07%
Families -0.2% -0.15%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Pocahontas County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pocahontas County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 91 9th
Population Density1 # 95 5th
Diversity Index2 # 48 53rd
Median Household Income # 82 18th
Per Capita Income # 60 40th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.