Pocahontas County IA Information


Pocahontas County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,207
Daytime Population: Workers 3,126
Daytime Population: Residents 3,743
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,869
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 7,083
Population in Familes 5,578
Population in Group Qrtrs 124
Population Density2 13
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $48,818
Average Household Income $60,245
Per Capita Income $26,990


Total Housing Units 3,784 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,531 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 676 (17.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 577 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $66,677
Average Home Value $97,076


Total Households 3,207
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 2,014
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 -0.2% -0.36%
Households -0.11% -0.34%
Families -0.28% -0.44%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   3.04%


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, 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 # 91 9th
Population Density # 95 5th
Diversity Index # 45 55th
Median Household Income # 77 23rd
Per Capita Income # 53 47th

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