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People

Total Population 1,717
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 29.9%
Employed Population 16+ 770
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 50%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,500
% Above Poverty Level 85.5%
% Below Poverty Level 14.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 13 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 45.2%
Median Gross Rent $533
Median House Value $64,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.4%
US/American 0%
English 8.7%
Irish 11.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station POCAHONTAS
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
Station SIOUX RAPIDS 4 E
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fonda 575 $55,795
Gilmore City 417 $56,875
Havelock 152 $28,750
Laurens 1,271 $51,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Pocahontas Public Libraries

Library
Pocahontas Public Library
14 2ND AVE NW
Pocahontas, Iowa
(712) 335-4471
Library Web Site

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Pocahontas High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

POCAHONTAS AREA HIGH SCHOOL
205 2ND AVE NW
712-335-4848
Serves 295 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.2

POCAHONTAS AREA REGIONAL LEARNING CENTER
910 W ELM
712-335-3981
A Non-traditional School
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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