Pocahontas, Iowa Population 2024

1,861

Pocahontas is a city located in Pocahontas County Iowa. Pocahontas has a 2024 population of 1,861. It is also the county seat of Pocahontas County.Pocahontas is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -0.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,869 in 2020.

The average household income in Pocahontas is $70,962 with a poverty rate of 6.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Pocahontas is 51.9 years, 48.3 years for males, and 56 years for females.

Pocahontas Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Pocahontas was:

  • White: 94.8%
  • Asian: 2.29%
  • Two or more races: 2.17%
  • Other race: 0.5%
  • Black or African American: 0.25%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Iowa
Land Area (mi²)
2.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
922.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.43% (-8)
The current population of Pocahontas, Iowa is 1,861 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,869.

Pocahontas, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,53094.8%
Asian372.29%
Two or more races352.17%
Other race80.5%
Black or African American40.25%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pocahontas Population by Race

Pocahontas Population Pyramid 2024

Pocahontas Median Age

51.9

Total

48.3

Male

56

Female

Pocahontas Adults

There are 1,301 adults, (416 of whom are seniors) in Pocahontas.

Pocahontas Age Dependency

82.4

Age Dependency Ratio

47

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Pocahontas Sex Ratio

Female87754.34%
Male73745.66%

Pocahontas Population by Age

Pocahontas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7442.177.222.8
Non Family3701.2364.935.1
Married3222.8894.75.3
Female473.4751.148.9
Male53.61000
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2.89

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pocahontas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Pocahontas Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pocahontas Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.09%.

Pocahontas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,821

Average Earnings

$49,808

Average Male

$33,255

Average Female

Pocahontas Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pocahontas Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pocahontas Language

97.54% of Pocahontas residents speak only English, while 2.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.39% of the population.

Pocahontas Language

Pocahontas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,478976.56%
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6.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.67%

Male Poverty Rate

6.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pocahontas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas is White, with 6.56% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas is White, with 6.56% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.9%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.17%.

Pocahontas Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College7.63%
High School6.82%
Bachelors or Greater5.31%
Less Than 9th Grade
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Pocahontas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed32%
Female Employed4.84%
Male Employed4.29%
Male Unemployed
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Pocahontas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pocahontas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pocahontas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Pocahontas Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pocahontas Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Pocahontas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pocahontas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

124

Number of Veterans

119

Male Veterans

5

Female Veterans

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Pocahontas Veterans by War

count

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Pocahontas Veterans by Age

count

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Pocahontas Veterans by Race

Pocahontas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.83%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pocahontas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.9%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Pocahontas Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pocahontas Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pocahontas Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

76.77%

Born in Pocahontas

97.58%

Native Born

2.42%

Foreign Born

0.12%

Non Citizen

2.29%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.58% of Pocahontas residents were born in the United States, with 76.77% having been born in Iowa. 0.12% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Pocahontas Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,851-2-0.11%
20281,853-2-0.11%
20271,855-2-0.11%
20261,857-2-0.11%
20251,859-2-0.11%
20241,861-2-0.11%
20231,863-2-0.11%
20221,865-2-0.11%
20211,867-2-0.11%
20201,86923314.24%
20191,636-22-1.33%
20181,658-31-1.84%
20171,689-3-0.18%
20161,692-35-2.03%
20151,727-30-1.71%
20141,75760.34%
20131,751-3-0.17%
20121,754-6-0.34%
20111,760-29-1.62%
20101,789
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Pocahontas Population by Year