Pocahontas, Arkansas

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Population in 2017: 6,496 (89% urban, 11% rural).
Population change since 2000: -0.3%
 
Males: 3,023  (46.5%)
Females: 3,473  (53.5%)
Median resident age:

37.8 years
Arkansas median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 72455.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,446 (it was $24,450 in 2000)
Pocahontas:

$36,446
AR:

$45,869

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,041 (it was $15,529 in 2000)

Pocahontas city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,606 (it was $54,800 in 2000)
Pocahontas:

$83,606
AR:

$128,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $105,463; detached houses: $104,774

Median gross rent in 2017: $576.

March 2019 cost of living index in Pocahontas: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.0%
(24.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 36.8% for Black residents, 31.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.6% for American Indian residents, 70.0% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Pocahontas, AR (2010)
    • 6,26794.8%White alone
    • 1582.4%Hispanic
    • 651.0%Black alone
    • 691.0%Two or more races
    • 350.5%American Indian alone
    • 130.2%Asian alone
    • 10.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Pocahontas detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Pocahontas, Arkansas as of June 05, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Pocahontas is 251 to 1.


Crime rates in Pocahontas by year

Type

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(76.8)
8
(124.2)
13
(203.0)
2
(31.0)
11
(169.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(46.6)
1
(15.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(87.7)
2
(29.0)
1
(14.8)
2
(30.2)
8
(120.2)
4
(60.2)
9
(138.2)
7
(108.7)
13
(203.0)
16
(248.2)
20
(308.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
23
(336.2)
18
(261.1)
10
(148.5)
7
(105.6)
4
(60.1)
2
(30.1)
45
(690.8)
52
(807.2)
37
(577.7)
46
(713.5)
39
(602.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
75
(1,096)
82
(1,190)
49
(727.4)
68
(1,025)
19
(285.4)
6
(90.2)
240
(3,684)
271
(4,207)
249
(3,888)
227
(3,521)
229
(3,535)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(14.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(29.7)
5
(75.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(92.1)
15
(232.8)
10
(156.1)
10
(155.1)
23
(355.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.5)
1
(15.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)86.176.068.660.539.717.7292.1378.5416.1277.6414.2

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City-data.com crime index in Pocahontas, AR

Crime rate in Pocahontas detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (16 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.47
Arkansas average:

2.22
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Ancestries: American (46.2%), German (13.6%), English (6.2%), Irish (5.0%), European (2.3%), Scottish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/15/1857

Elevation: 305 feet

Land area: 7.35 square miles.

Population density: 884 people per square mile   (low).

Pocahontas, Arkansas map

121 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Arkansas:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $409 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $433 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jonesboro, AR (33.9 miles , pop. 55,515).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (97.2 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (408.7 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

College City, AR (3.1 miles ),
Biggers, AR (3.2 miles ),
O'Kean, AR (3.3 miles ),
Maynard, AR (3.4 miles ),
Imboden, AR (3.5 miles ),
Black Rock, AR (3.6 miles ),
Walnut Ridge, AR (3.6 miles ),
Portia, AR (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 36.26 N, Longitude: 90.97 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,226 (+18.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,256 (53.1%)

Area code: 870

Distribution of median household income in Pocahontas, AR in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pocahontas, AR in 2017
Pocahontas satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 26 buildings, average cost: $35,500
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $35,500
  • 1999: 28 buildings, average cost: $35,500
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $35,500
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $35,500
  • 2002: 29 buildings, average cost: $35,500
  • 2003: 31 buildings, average cost: $35,500
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $35,500
  • 2005: 88 buildings, average cost: $117,800
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $113,900
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $119,600
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $177,400
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $102,800
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2015: 38 buildings, average cost: $104,900
  • 2016: 16 buildings, average cost: $71,900
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $67,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Pocahontas, AR residents
Average permit cost in Pocahontas, AR
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.8%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Historical population in Pocahontas, AR
Historical housing units in Pocahontas, AR

Population change in the 1990s: +361 (+5.9%).
Most common industries in Pocahontas, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Health care (7.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.2%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.1%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Social assistance (4.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.0%)
  • Machinery (5.2%)
  • Wood products (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (17.2%)
  • Health care (10.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (8.5%)
  • Social assistance (7.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Pocahontas, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (15.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (9.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)

Average climate in Pocahontas, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Pocahontas-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/21/1999, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Pocahontas city center caused $1 million in damages.

On 4/2/2006, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.0 miles away from the city center injured 47 people and caused $26 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pocahontas-area historical earthquake activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.3 miles away from Pocahontas center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 101.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from Pocahontas center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 227.4 miles away from Pocahontas center
On 3/25/1976 at 01:00:11, a magnitude 4.5 (4.1 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 53.0 miles away from Pocahontas center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Randolph County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 9, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Pocahontas topographic map

Main business address for: POCAHONTAS BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals and medical centers in Pocahontas:

  • FIVE RIVERS MEDICAL CENTER (Government - Local, 2801 MEDICAL CENTER DRIVE)
  • FIVE RIVERS MEDICAL CENTER HOME HEALTH (1505 NORTH MARR)
  • RANDOLPH COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (1907 OLD COUNTY ROAD)
  • POCAHONTAS CONVALESCENT CENTER (105 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • POCAHONTAS HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (105 COUNTRY CLUB ROAD)
  • RANDOLPH COUNTY NURSING HOME (1405 HOSPITAL DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Pocahontas:

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Amtrak station near Pocahontas:

  • 14 miles: WALNUT RIDGE (HWY. 67 AT MAIN ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Pocahontas:

  • Black River Technical College (Full-time enrollment: 1,906; Location: 1410 Hwy 304 East; Public; Website: www.blackrivertech.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Pocahontas:

  • Arkansas State University-Main Campus (about 34 miles; Jonesboro, AR; Full-time enrollment: 12,323)
  • Three Rivers Community College (about 47 miles; Poplar Bluff, MO; FT enrollment: 3,360)
  • Harding University (about 82 miles; Searcy, AR; FT enrollment: 5,360)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 90 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College (about 94 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 8,043)
  • Rhodes College (about 95 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 2,052)
  • University of Memphis (about 97 miles; Memphis, TN; FT enrollment: 17,427)

Public high schools in Pocahontas:

Public elementary/middle schools in Pocahontas:

Private elementary/middle school in Pocahontas:

  • ST PAUL CATHOLIC SCHOOL (Students: 127, Location: 311 CEDAR ST, Grades: PK-8)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Pocahontas: Pocahontas Convalescent Center (A), Randolph County Courthouse (B), Randolph County Library (C), Pocahontas Volunteer Fire Station 1 (D), Pocahontas Volunteer Fire Station 2 (E), Pocahontas Fire Department Station 3 (F), Pocahontas Police Department (G), Randolph County Sheriff's Office (H), Black River Technical College Police (I), Medic One Ambulance Service - Pocahontas (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Y Shopping Center (1), East Gate Plaza Shopping Center (2), Broadway Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Pocahontas: POCAHONTAS BANCORP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Pocahontas include: Saint Pauls Catholic Church (A), Pyburn Street Church of Christ (B), Hope Evangelical Free Church (C), First United Methodist Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Shannon Baptist Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Troy Cemetery (1), Randolph Memorial Gardens (2), Saint Paul Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Old River Slough (A), Baltz Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Marr Creek (A), Hamil Creek (B), Crooked Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Pocahontas: Alexander Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Eddie Mae Herron Museum Center (1708 Archer Street), Family Recreation & Arcade (Amusement & Theme Parks; 111 North Marr Street).

Hotels: Days Inn Suites Pocahontas AR (2805 Highway 67 South), Scottish Inn (1501 Highway 67 North), Best Townhouse Motel (1710 Highway 67 South), Scottish Inns (1543 Highway 67 North), Cottonwood Inn (2203 Highway 67 South).

Courts: Pocahontas City - District Court Clerk (1510 Pace Road), Arkansas State - Child Support Enforcement Unit- 3rd Judicial District (101 East Broadway Street).

Birthplace of: Ed Bethune - Arkansas politician, London Lewis Traw - Marine, Robert Bowlin - Country guitarist.

Randolph County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Pocahontas that have no violations reported:

  • NEAPWA (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.7%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Pocahontas in 2010:

  • 197 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 32 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Pocahontas in 2000:

  • 234 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Pocahontas (2011 data):

  • First National Bank & Trust Company: Pocahontas Main Branch at 1 Bank Plaza, branch established on 2004/08/20; East Pocahontas Branch at 1608 U S Highway 67 South, branch established on 1994/08/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $388.4 mil, Deposits: $321.7 mil, headquarters in Mountain Home, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mountain Home Bancshares, Inc.
  • Iberiabank: First Community Pocahontas Branch at 205 Rice Street, branch established on 1962/08/10; Highway 67 Branch at 1415 Highway 67 S., branch established on 1998/10/13. Info updated 2011/06/08: Bank assets: $11,676.7 mil, Deposits: $9,387.9 mil, headquarters in Lafayette, LA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 187 total offices, Holding Company: Iberiabank Corporation
  • Corning Savings and Loan Association: Corning Branch at Old County Road, branch established on 2007/11/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $39.9 mil, Deposits: $34.6 mil, headquarters in Corning, AR, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • The First National Bank of Lawrence County at Walnut Ridge: Pocahontas Branch at 901 Hwy 62, branch established on 2002/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $186.9 mil, Deposits: $166.4 mil, headquarters in Walnut Ridge, AR, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: First National Capital Corporation
  • BancorpSouth Bank: Pocahontas Branch at 1411 Highway 67 South, branch established on 2003/01/22. Info updated 2007/07/18: Bank assets: $12,990.3 mil, Deposits: $10,863.8 mil, headquarters in Tupelo, MS, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 271 total offices, Holding Company: Bancorpsouth, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Pocahontas:

Marital status in Pocahontas, AR
  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 46.0%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 18.4%

For population 25 years and over in Pocahontas:

  • High school or higher: 84.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Arkansas average:

11.4

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pocahontas
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Pocahontas, AR (based on Randolph County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,68949
Catholic1,3002
Other3001
Mainline Protestant2882
None7,392-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Randolph County:

2.21 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Randolph County:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Randolph County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Randolph County:

6.09 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
Randolph County:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.3%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Randolph County:

28.4%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Pocahontas:

51.3%
State:

47.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Pocahontas:

49.8%
State:

43.3%

Average BMI:
Pocahontas:

28.8
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Pocahontas:

21.0%
Arkansas:

21.9%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Pocahontas:

9.2%
State:

11.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Pocahontas:

6.9
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.2%
Arkansas:

34.0%

General health condition:
This city:

58.0%
Arkansas:

53.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.3%
Arkansas:

77.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Pocahontas, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 17$42,696$30,1384$1,739
Water Supply 13$31,985$29,5250$0
Streets and Highways 12$24,289$24,2894$1,739
Other Government Administration 11$21,073$22,9890$0
Firefighters 9$22,661$30,2154$1,692
Parks and Recreation 9$15,603$20,8041$1,842
Solid Waste Management 8$13,961$20,9420$0
Sewerage 5$10,631$25,5140$0
Financial Administration 3$7,454$29,8161$2,253
Health 1$2,886$34,6320$0
Fire - Other 1$3,404$40,8480$0
Police - Other 1$2,504$30,0480$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,404$40,8480$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,327$27,9240$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 92$204,878$26,72314$9,265

Pocahontas government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $799,000 ($123.00)
    Air Transportation: $616,000 ($94.83)
    Sewerage: $224,000 ($34.48)
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $14,832,000 ($2283.25)
    Police Protection: $938,000 ($144.40)
    Regular Highways: $686,000 ($105.60)
    Water Utilities: $680,000 ($104.68)
    Local Fire Protection: $593,000 ($91.29)
    Central Staff Services: $417,000 ($64.19)
    Sewerage: $383,000 ($58.96)
    Parks and Recreation: $316,000 ($48.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $268,000 ($41.26)
    General Public Buildings: $180,000 ($27.71)
    General - Other: $130,000 ($20.01)
    Air Transportation: $95,000 ($14.62)
    Financial Administration: $72,000 ($11.08)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $50,000 ($7.70)
    Health - Other: $18,000 ($2.77)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $182,000 ($28.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,708,000 ($1494.46)

Pocahontas government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $14,832,000 ($2283.25)
    Sewerage: $642,000 ($98.83)
    Solid Waste Management: $321,000 ($49.42)
    Other: $298,000 ($45.87)
    Air Transportation: $68,000 ($10.47)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($0.62)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $318,000 ($48.95)
    Other: $102,000 ($15.70)
    General Local Government Support: $89,000 ($13.70)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($2.31)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $692,000 ($106.53)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $256,000 ($39.41)
    Fines and Forfeits: $160,000 ($24.63)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($1.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,124,000 ($173.03)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $353,000 ($54.34)
    Highways: $301,000 ($46.34)
    General Local Government Support: $247,000 ($38.02)
    Water Utilities: $2,000 ($0.31)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,269,000 ($195.35)
    Public Utilities Sales: $407,000 ($62.65)
    Other Selective Sales: $293,000 ($45.10)
    Property: $127,000 ($19.55)
    Other License: $94,000 ($14.47)

Pocahontas government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,252,000 ($1116.38)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,960,000 ($1071.43)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,568,000 ($703.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,276,000 ($658.25)

Pocahontas government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,018,000 ($310.65)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,828,000 ($281.40)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $311,000 ($47.88)

5.86% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,893 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Arkansas average:

6.87%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Lawrence County, AR  1.23% ($29,710 average AGI)
from Craighead County, AR  0.88% ($34,673)
from Greene County, AR  0.46% ($33,385)


5.96% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,479 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.96%
Arkansas average:

6.90%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Lawrence County, AR  1.36% ($30,421 average AGI)
to Craighead County, AR  0.82% ($46,087)
to Greene County, AR  0.73% ($34,171)
Businesses in Pocahontas, AR
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Baskin-Robbins1SONIC Drive-In1
Burger King1Sears1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Days Inn1True Value1
FedEx2U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS4
KFC1Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture1

Strongest AM radio stations in Pocahontas:

  • KPOC (1420 AM; 1 kW; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KRLW (1320 AM; 1 kW; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KDFN (1500 AM; daytime; 3 kW; DONIPHAN, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWOC (930 AM; 5 kW; POPLAR BLUFF, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)
  • WJCE (680 AM; 10 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: ENTERCOM MEMPHIS LICENSE, LLC)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Pocahontas:

  • KPOC-FM (103.9 FM; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • K211BX (90.1 FM; POCAHONTAS, AR; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KIYS (101.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ,CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KBKG (93.5 FM; CORNING, AR; Owner: SHIELDS-ADKINS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KASU (91.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • KFIN (107.9 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KJLV (105.3 FM; HOXIE, AR; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KOEA (97.5 FM; DONIPHAN, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WJZN (98.9 FM; MUNFORD, TN; Owner: MEMPHIS III LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KAMS (95.1 FM; MAMMOTH SPRING, AR; Owner: OZARK RADIO NETWORK, INC.)
  • KDEZ (100.5 FM; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ARKANSAS, LLC)
  • KRLW-FM (106.3 FM; WALNUT RIDGE, AR; Owner: COMBINED MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • KDRS-FM (107.1 FM; PARAGOULD, AR; Owner: MOR MEDIA, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Pocahontas:

  • KAIT (Channel 8; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
  • K46EM (Channel 46; BATESVILLE, AR; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KTEJ (Channel 19; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • K54ER (Channel 54; JONESBORO, AR; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Pocahontas fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Pocahontas fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 39Number of bridges
  • 456ft / 139mTotal length
  • $9,328,000Total costs
  • 172,217Total average daily traffic
  • 6,951Total average daily truck traffic
  • 151,645Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic
New bridges in Pocahontas, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 121920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Pocahontas, AR
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Pocahontas)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 88 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Pocahontas, AR)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 57 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Pocahontas)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Pocahontas)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 101. The highest number of fire incidents - 126 took place in 2012, and the least - 65 in 2013. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Pocahontas, AR When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (53.5%), and Structure Fires (30.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Pocahontas, AR
    • 91453.5%Outside Fires
    • 52630.8%Structure Fires
    • 21512.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 543.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Pocahontas, AR
Most common first names in Pocahontas, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James14774.3 years
William13877.4 years
Mary10379.5 years
John9975.2 years
Robert6673.9 years
Charles5673.1 years
George4876.9 years
Thomas3773.6 years
Ruby3177.8 years
Anna2984.2 years
Most common last names in Pocahontas, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7274.9 years
Brown7177.6 years
Johnson6675.9 years
Jones4075.6 years
Tyler4075.4 years
Davis3379.4 years
King3276.0 years
Miller2576.1 years
Cook2577.0 years
Haynes2471.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Pocahontas, AR
  • 71.3%Utility gas
  • 18.1%Electricity
  • 6.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Pocahontas, AR
  • 58.7%Utility gas
  • 38.0%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood


Pocahontas compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Pocahontas on our top lists:

  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the smallest city-data.com crime index per police officer (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index decrease from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest city-data.com crime index (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: production occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of robberies per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of auto thefts per 100,000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election"
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