Pocahontas, Illinois

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Pocahontas, Illinois

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High Points

Pocahontas strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 15% Pocahontas Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 15% Pocahontas Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Pocahontas, Illinois

Comparing Pocahontas to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Senior Citizens 5 6
Age of the Population 5 6
Well-Paid Single Men 4 2
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 3
Portion of People Married 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 2
Median Family Income 4 2
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 6
Short Commute Times 2 3
Working at Home 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
People Living Alone 6 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 6
Housing Recently Built 4 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1

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Pocahontas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 42 miles E of St. Louis, Missouri
County Bond
Standard Zip Codes 62275
Phone Area Codes 618
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.827
Longitude -89.54

Pocahontas Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 40.6 inches
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 43 to 64 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.9 inches
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 36 F
Apr Temp 45 to 64 F
Jul Temp 69 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
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Pocahontas Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 727 100%
Male 357 49.1%
Female 370 50.9%
Under 18 174 23.9%
18+ 553 76.1%
65+ 111 15.3%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 2.95
White 717 98.6%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.3%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 5 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Pocahontas Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 728
Growth 1
Growth % 0.1%

Pocahontas Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 42.5%
US/American 16.6%
English 9.2%
French (except Basque) 6.8%
Irish 6.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
Dutch 3.2%
Italian 2.6%
Polish 1.4%
Swiss 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Hungarian 0.7%
British 0.7%
Russian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Pocahontas, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Baden Baden (62275)
Jamestown (62275)
Millersburg (62275)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pocahontas 727 $37,000
Alhambra 630 $53,214
Grantfork 254 $48,750
Greenville 6,955 $45,557
Highland 8,438 $52,240
Old Ripley 127 $35,417
Pierron 653 $37,813
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