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Pocahontas, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Pocahontas had a population of 1,761 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Pocahontas is located at latitude 42.7371 and longitude -94.6661 in Pocahontas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pocahontas (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pocahontas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,234 feet.

The City of Pocahontas (GNIS ID: 2396244) 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 Pocahontas is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Pocahontas County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pocahontas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pocahontas, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,761
Daytime Population: Workers 1,194
Daytime Population: Residents 939
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,133
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 1,718
Population in Familes 1,315
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density2 873
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $48,181
Average Household Income $58,345
Per Capita Income $27,441


Total Housing Units 953 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 667 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 180 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $63,790
Average Home Value $78,223


Total Households 847
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 499
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 -0.22% -0.37%
Households -0.08% -0.36%
Families 0.17% -0.44%
Median Household Income   3.37%
Per Capita Income   3.23%

Pocahontas, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pocahontas to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 185 82nd
Population Density # 376 63rd
Diversity Index # 351 65th
Median Household Income # 737 27th
Per Capita Income # 507 50th

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