Pocahontas, Iowa

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Pocahontas, Iowa

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Pocahontas Short Commute Times
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Pocahontas Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 19% Pocahontas Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Pocahontas, Iowa

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 8
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Racial Diversity 2 4
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 9
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
People Above Poverty 7 4
Median Family Income 6 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 10 9
Walking and Biking to Work 8 7
Working at Home 7 6
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 8
Housing Recently Built 4 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 3

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Pocahontas Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles NW of Ames, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles NE of Omaha, Nebraska
County Pocahontas
Standard Zip Codes 50574
Phone Area Codes 712
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.735
Longitude -94.668

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 0.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 85 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station HUMBOLDT 3 W
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 25 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 32.2 inches
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 25 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 31.3 inches
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Pocahontas Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,970 100%
Male 903 45.8%
Female 1,067 54.2%
Under 18 455 23.1%
18+ 1,515 76.9%
65+ 487 24.7%
Median Age 45
Average Family Size 2.79
White 1,944 98.7%
African-American 5 0.3%
Asian 2 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.2%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 12 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.5%

Estimated Pocahontas Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,876
Growth -94
Growth % -4.8%

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 42.8%
US/American 10.6%
Irish 9.9%
Czech 6.6%
English 6.1%
Norwegian 5.9%
Swedish 4.8%
Danish 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.9%
Dutch 1.9%
French (except Basque) 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
Polish 0.5%
European 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Pocahontas 1,970 $42,690
Fonda 648 $37,500
Gilmore City 556 $40,208
Havelock 177 $32,917
Laurens 1,476 $43,661
Palmer 214 $45,250
Rolfe 675 $32,500

Pocahontas Public Libraries

Pocahontas Public Library
Pocahontas, Iowa
(712) 335-4471
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Pocahontas High Schools (2004)

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205 2ND AVE NW
Serves 295 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

910 W ELM
A Non-traditional School
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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