Pocahontas, Illinois Population 2024

674

Pocahontas is a city located in Bond County, Clinton County, and Madison County Illinois. Pocahontas has a 2024 population of 674. Pocahontas is currently declining at a rate of -0.88% annually and its population has decreased by -3.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 698 in 2020.

The average household income in Pocahontas is $57,283 with a poverty rate of 14.3%. The median age in Pocahontas is 40.2 years: 39.3 years for males, and 43.1 years for females.

Pocahontas Demographics

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

  • White: 94.4%
  • Two or more races: 3.36%
  • Native American: 1.99%
  • Other race: 0.25%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
860.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.44% (-24)
The current population of Pocahontas, Illinois is 674 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 698.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White75994.4%
Two or more races273.36%
Native American161.99%
Other race20.25%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Pocahontas Population by Race

Pocahontas Population Pyramid 2024

Pocahontas Median Age

40.2

Total

39.3

Male

43.1

Female

Pocahontas Adults

There are 618 adults, (141 of whom are seniors) in Pocahontas.

Pocahontas Age Dependency

68.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39

Child Dependency Ratio

Pocahontas Sex Ratio

Female40950.87%
Male39549.13%

Pocahontas Population by Age

Pocahontas Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2942.7372.427.6
Married1353.6784.415.6
Non Family1061.0364.235.8
Male353.6948.651.4
Female183.8977.822.2

3.46

Average Family Size

2.73

Average Household Size

72.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pocahontas Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade10217.99%
Associates Degree325.64%
Bachelors Degree539.35%
Graduate Degree274.76%
High School Graduate24242.68%
Less Than 9th Grade40.71%
Some College10718.87%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White54244080
2+ Races22180
Native American330

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.76%.

Pocahontas Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$2,499$2,499$0
Graduate Degree$56,607$0$75,694
High School Graduate$24,861$30,208$21,250
Less Than 9th Grade$33,125$0$0
Overall$29,375$30,000$28,906
Some College$0$42,250$25,625

$29,375

Average Earnings

$30,000

Average Male

$28,906

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

98.69% of Pocahontas residents speak only English, while 1.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Pocahontas Language

Pocahontas Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White75210513.96%
Multiple27725.93%
Other22100%

14.3%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.4%

Male Poverty Rate

15.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pocahontas

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas is Other, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas is White, with 13.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.12%.

Pocahontas Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School20.25%
Some College12.23%
Less Than 9th Grade5.66%
Bachelors or Greater3.75%

Pocahontas Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed28.57%
Male Employed11.11%
Female Employed4.58%
Female Unemployed0%

Pocahontas Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pocahontas Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$61,071$70,015
Households$47,143$57,283
Married Families$70,521$-999,999,999
Non Families$20,833$31,695

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pocahontas Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

39.3%

Male Marriage Rate

51.3%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Pocahontas Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pocahontas Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

49

Number of Veterans

49

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War17
Vietnam14
Second Gulf War10
Korea0
World War II0

Pocahontas Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5426
65 to 7411
75+11
18 to 341
55 to 640

Pocahontas Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White498.26%

Pocahontas Veterans by Race

Pocahontas Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.29%

Veteran Poverty Rate

57.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pocahontas Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

60.1%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

2.3%

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

81.59%

Born in Pocahontas

100%

Native Born

0%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100% of Pocahontas residents were born in the United States, with 81.59% having been born in Illinois. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Pocahontas Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029644-6-0.92%
2028650-6-0.91%
2027656-6-0.91%
2026662-6-0.9%
2025668-6-0.89%
2024674-6-0.88%
2023680-7-1.02%
2022687-8-1.15%
2021695-3-0.43%
2020698-32-4.38%
2019730-13-1.75%
201874300%
201774370.95%
2016736-15-2%
2015751-13-1.7%
2014764-10-1.29%
2013774-10-1.28%
2012784-6-0.76%
201179000%
201079000%

Pocahontas Population by Year