Pocahontas County, Iowa Population 2024

7,045

Pocahontas County, Iowa's estimated 2024 population is 7,045 with a growth rate of -0.06% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Pocahontas County, Iowa is the 91st largest county in Iowa. The 2010 population was 7,290 and has seen a growth of -3.36% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,025-4-0.06%
20287,029-4-0.06%
20277,033-4-0.06%
20267,037-4-0.06%
20257,041-4-0.06%
20247,045-4-0.06%
20237,049-4-0.06%
20227,053-4-0.06%
20217,057-10-0.14%
20207,0674356.56%
20196,632-77-1.15%
20186,709-121-1.77%
20176,830-15-0.22%
20166,845-125-1.79%
20156,970-129-1.82%
20147,099-13-0.18%
20137,112-31-0.43%
20127,143-60-0.83%
20117,203-87-1.19%
20107,290
19909,525-1,844-16.22%
198011,369-1,360-10.68%
197012,729-1,505-10.57%
196014,234-1,262-8.14%
195015,496-770-4.73%
194016,2665793.69%
193015,687850.54%
192015,6027945.36%
191014,808-531-3.46%
190015,3395,78660.57%
18909,5535,840157.29%
18803,7132,267156.78%
18701,4461,3431303.88%
1860103-6,922-98.53%
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2024 Growth Rate
-0.06% (-4)
County Website
Pocahontas County
State
Iowa
County Seat
2010 Population
7,290
Area
577 mi²
Density
12 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-3.36% (-245)
Founded
1851

Pocahontas County, Iowa Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,58993.32%
Two or more races2143.03%
Other race1331.88%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander620.88%
Asian430.61%
Black or African American110.16%
Native American90.13%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Pocahontas County, Iowa Population by Race

Pocahontas County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2024

Pocahontas County, Iowa Median Age

45.4

Total

44.5

Male

46.3

Female

Pocahontas County, Iowa Adults

There are 5,490 adults, (1,646 of whom are seniors) in Pocahontas County, Iowa.

Pocahontas County, Iowa Age Dependency

83.7

Age Dependency Ratio

42.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Pocahontas County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female3,55950.4%
Male3,50249.6%

Pocahontas County, Iowa Population by Age

Pocahontas County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,0832.2578.421.6
Married1,5172.989.110.9
Non Family1,2781.1665.234.8
Female2133.1579.320.7
Male754.8185.314.7
showing: 5 rows

2.92

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

78.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Pocahontas County, Iowa 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 County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Pocahontas County, Iowa 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 17.56%.

Pocahontas County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,066

Average Earnings

$48,750

Average Male

$36,583

Average Female

Pocahontas County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Pocahontas County, Iowa Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Pocahontas County, Iowa Language

94.72% of Pocahontas County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 5.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.4% of the population.

Pocahontas County, Iowa Language

Pocahontas County, Iowa Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,3155027.95%
Multiple2127133.49%
Hispanic3194112.85%
Islander622235.48%
Other1332216.54%
Native9333.33%
showing: 6 rows

9.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.92%

Male Poverty Rate

11.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Pocahontas County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas County, Iowa is Islander, with 35.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Pocahontas County, Iowa is White, with 7.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.5%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.19%.

Pocahontas County, Iowa Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade10.67%
High School7.95%
Some College6.84%
Bachelors or Greater1.9%
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Pocahontas County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed34.35%
Male Unemployed22.83%
Female Employed9.4%
Male Employed3.49%
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Pocahontas County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Pocahontas County, Iowa Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Pocahontas County, Iowa Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.7%

Male Marriage Rate

56.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Pocahontas County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Pocahontas County, Iowa 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 45-54.

Pocahontas County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Pocahontas County, Iowa Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

443

Number of Veterans

411

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

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Pocahontas County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Pocahontas County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Pocahontas County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Pocahontas County, Iowa Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Pocahontas County, Iowa Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Pocahontas County, Iowa Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Pocahontas County, Iowa Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Pocahontas County, Iowa 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

78.98%

Born in Pocahontas County, Iowa

96.66%

Native Born

3.34%

Foreign Born

2.11%

Non Citizen

1.23%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.66% of Pocahontas County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 78.98% having been born in Iowa. 2.11% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Pocahontas County, Iowa Place of Birth

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