Pocahontas County, IA

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2022 Population
7,061
0.423% 1-year decline
US Senator
Chuck Grassley
Republican Party
US Senator
Joni Ernst
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
9.06%
11.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$61,434
9.02% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$90,400
7.75% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pocahontas County, IA had a population of 7.06k people with a median age of 45.4 and a median household income of $61,434. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pocahontas County, IA declined from 7,091 to 7,061, a −0.423% decrease and its median household income grew from $56,350 to $61,434, a 9.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pocahontas County, IA are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.4%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.28%), Other (Hispanic) (1.88%), White (Hispanic) (1.87%), and Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (0.878%).

None of the households in Pocahontas County, IA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.9% of the residents in Pocahontas County, IA are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Pocahontas County, IA was $90,400, and the homeownership rate was 78.4%.

Most people in Pocahontas County, IA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Pocahontas County, IA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pocahontas County, IA is home to a population of 7.06k people, from which 97.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.92% of Pocahontas County, IA residents were born outside of the country (206 people).

In 2022, there were 40.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.46k people) in Pocahontas County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 161 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 133 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.9%
2022 Citizenship
98.3%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.9% of Pocahontas County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pocahontas County, IA was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pocahontas County, IA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.46k ± 28
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    161 ± 79.1
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    133 ± 56
4.55%
Hispanic Population
321 people

In 2022, there were 40.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.46k people) in Pocahontas County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 161 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 133 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.55% of the people in Pocahontas County, IA are hispanic (321 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Pocahontas County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.92%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
206 people
2.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
189 people

As of 2022, 2.92% of Pocahontas County, IA residents (206 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pocahontas County, IA was 2.67%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    167 ± 47
  2. Korea
    60 ± 31
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    55 ± 38

Pocahontas County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pocahontas County, IA employs 3.32k people. The largest industries in Pocahontas County, IA are Manufacturing (621 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (437 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (368 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,875), Transportation & Warehousing ($64,375), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,188).

Occupations

3.32k
2022 Value
± 237
−2.04%
1 Year decline
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pocahontas County, IA declined at a rate of −2.04%, from 3.39k employees to 3.32k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pocahontas County, IA, are Management Occupations (351 people), Production Occupations (330 people), and Transportation Occupations (327 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pocahontas County, IA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

3.32k
2022 Value
± 237
−2.04%
1 Year decline
± 10.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pocahontas County, IA declined at a rate of −2.04%, from 3.39k employees to 3.32k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pocahontas County, IA, are Manufacturing (621 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (437 people), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (368 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pocahontas County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Pocahontas County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,390
Median earning men ± $4,030
$34,267
Median earning women ± $3,221

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($71,188), Other Services Except Public Administration ($62,596), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($61,944).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($55,583), Public Administration ($50,714), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,919).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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1.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.57M people employed in Iowa. This represents a 1.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Iowa.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 74
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 58
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 56
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Pocahontas County, IA went to Donald J. Trump with 74.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (24.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.968%).

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing the state of Iowa. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Iowa

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Chuck Grassley
Senator from Iowa3
Assumed office on January 3, 1981
Joni Ernst
Senator from Iowa2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are the senators currently representing Iowa.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Iowa

Iowa is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Iowa have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.66% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.685% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (751k), Some college (564k), and Bachelors Degree (469k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pocahontas County, IA was $90,400 in 2022, which is 0.321 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $83,900 to $90,400, a 7.75% increase. The homeownership rate in Pocahontas County, IA is 78.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pocahontas County, IA have an average commute time of 19.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pocahontas County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Pocahontas County, IA is $61,434. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Pocahontas County, IA was Census Tract 7803 with a value of $78,438, followed by Census Tract 7802 and Census Tract 7801, with respective values of $60,293 and $58,378.

Property

$90,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,872
$2,418
Median Property Taxes
±$198

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pocahontas County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%
Homeownership
2022
64.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 78.4% of the housing units in Pocahontas County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7803
  2. Census Tract 7802
  3. Census Tract 7801

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pocahontas County, IA was Census Tract 7803 with a value of $78,438, followed by Census Tract 7802 and Census Tract 7801, with respective values of $60,293 and $58,378.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pocahontas County, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$61,434
Median Household Income
± $3,811
3.08k
Number of Households
± 231

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.08k households in Pocahontas County, IA grew to $61,434 from the previous year's value of $56,350.

The following chart displays the households in Pocahontas County, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pocahontas County, IA is from Iowa.
0.442
2022 Wage GINI in Iowa
0.439
2021 Wage GINI in Iowa

In 2022, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.723% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.2%)
  2. Carpooled (12.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.67%)

In 2022, 76.2% of workers in Pocahontas County, IA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (12.8%) and those who worked at home (6.67%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

19.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pocahontas County, IA have a shorter commute time (19.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.53% of the workforce in Pocahontas County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pocahontas County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pocahontas County, IA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.06% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pocahontas County, IA (626 out of 6.91k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pocahontas County, IA is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

94% of the population of Pocahontas County, IA has health coverage, with 40.9% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 16.7% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.6% on military or VA plans.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.9% under 18 years, 16.5% between 18 and 34 years, 37.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.4% were men and 50.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

5.98%
Uninsured
40.9%
Employer Coverage
19.8%
Medicaid
16.7%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
1.6%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pocahontas County, IA grew by 24.9% from 4.79% to 5.98%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 35.6% in Pocahontas County, IA.

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