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Overview

Introduction Pocahontas, Arkansas

Pocahontas, Arkansas, in Randolph county, is 32 miles NW of Jonesboro, Arkansas (center to center) and 92 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee.

Pocahontas History

Pocahontas was incorporated on January 15, 1857. It is the county seat of Randolph County. The community was named after an Indian princess. Pocahontas joins the Ozark foothills with the alluvial delta bottom and started as a river port. The mound building Indians were the first inhabitants of the area. The next inhabitants were the Cherokee and Osage Indians. The French arrived in the city around 1760. Ransom S. Bettis is the first documented settler. Thomas S. Drew supposedly settled in the area around 1826, married the daughter of Bettis, and was responsible for founding Pocahontas.

Pocahontas and nearby Attractions

  • Historic Davidsonville State Park
  • Randolph County Heritage Museum
  • Eddie May Herron Center
  • Maynard Pioneer Museum and Park
  • Powhatan Historic State Park

Things To Do In Pocahontas

You can visit the many museums and historic state parks while in Pocahontas. One can also visit Walnut Ridge City Park, Lake Charles State Park, and Old Davidsonville State Park. There are also many churches in the area. Each year the city celebrates the festivals of Black River Rendezvous, Randolph County Fair, Ghosts of Davidsonville Hay Ride, Fall Festival, and Maynard Pioneer Days.

Pocahontas Transportation

One can avail of air transportation from Millington Municipal Airport.

Pocahontas Higher Education

Black River Technical College and Blackwood Beauty School offer opportunities for higher education at Pocahontas. Other institutes that offer higher education are Arkansas State University-Main Campus, Harding University, University of Memphis, and Southwest Tennessee Community College-Union Campus.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,459
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens19.2%
Employed Population 16+2,323
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married45.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.1%
Median Earnings25+$24,592
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,086
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,321

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,851
% Above Poverty Level76%
% Below Poverty Level24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38%
Median Gross Rent$575
Median House Value$77,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.2%
German18.1%
Irish13.5%
English10.6%
French Except Basque3.4%
Dutch2.7%
Scottish2.3%
Italian1.3%
Polish1%
Norwegian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
African0.3%
Russian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Arab0.1%
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Pocahontas Almanac

CategoryValue
County Randolph County
Standard Zip Codes72455
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.26
Approximate Longitude-90.96

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)

StationPOCAHONTAS 1
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationCORNING
Distance24.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 43 F
Apr Temp49 to 70 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationDONIPHAN
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp20 to 44 F
Apr Temp42 to 70 F
Jul Temp65 to 91 F
Oct Temp42 to 73 F
Annual Precip49.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Biggers274$42,188
Black Rock703$29,559
Imboden660$55,909
Maynard443$40,750
O'Kean243$32,083
Walnut Ridge5,146$49,253

Pocahontas Hospitals

Five River Medical Center
(Non-profit)
2801 Medical Center Drive
(870) 892-6000

Pocahontas Public Schools

Alma Spikes Elementary School
1707 Highland
ZIP: 72455
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
M.d. Williams Intermediate School
2301 N Park
ZIP: 72455
Primary
Total Enrollment 552
Pocahontas High School
2312 Stadium Dr
ZIP: 72455
High
Total Enrollment 425
Pocahontas Junior High School
2405 N Park
ZIP: 72455
Middle
Total Enrollment 454

Pocahontas Private Schools

St Paul Catholic School
311 Cedar St
ZIP: 72455
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
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