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Pocahontas, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Pocahontas had a population of 1,716 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Pocahontas is located at latitude 42.7355 and longitude -94.6691 in Pocahontas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pocahontas 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.

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Pocahontas, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,716
Population in Households 1,678
Population in Familes 1,272
Population in Group Qrtrs 38
Population Density2 851
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $50,986
Average Household Income $61,340
Per Capita Income $28,867


Total Housing Units 962 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 632 (65.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 194 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 135 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $68,469
Average Home Value $83,835


Total Households 827
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 487
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 -0.5% -0.72%
Households -0.36% -0.69%
Families -0.15% -0.79%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

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, 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 # 185 82nd
Population Density # 394 61st
Diversity Index # 394 61st
Median Household Income # 698 31st
Per Capita Income # 490 52nd

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