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Pocahontas County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 7,149 (all rural); it was 8,662 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,123
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,467
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,863
Renter-occupied apartments: 643 (it was 754 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

28%

Land area: 578 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 12 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Pocahontas County: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (39.0%), Retail trade (17.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Pocahontas County, IA (2017)
    • 6,63076.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2653.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 921.1%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 780.9%Two or more races
    • 190.2%Asian alone
    • 50.06%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

47.7 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years
Males: 3,547  (49.6%)
Females: 3,602  (50.4%)
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Average household size:
Pocahontas County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,640 ($33,362 in 1999)
This county:

$49,640
Iowa:

$58,570

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $415 (lower quartile is $346, upper quartile is $475)
This county:

$415
State:

$628


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $80,271 (it was $44,200 in 2000)
Pocahontas:

$80,271
Iowa:

$149,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $40,188 - $124,479

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $91,845
Here:

$91,845
State:

$186,769

Townhouses or other attached units: $96,655
Here:

$96,655
State:

$183,349

In 2-unit structures: $69,620
Here:

$69,620
State:

$141,928

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $93,407
Here:

$93,407
State:

$142,668

Mobile homes: $11,378
Here:

$11,378
State:

$46,662

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $840
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $345

Institutionalized population: 141

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 15
  • Thefts: 18
  • Auto thefts: 2

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 2
  • Thefts: 12
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $49,100
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 2003: 13 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2004: 7 buildings, average cost: $151,400
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2006: 8 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2007: 4 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $165,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $237,500
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $172,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $275,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $250,000
  • 2017: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Pocahontas, IA residents
Average permit cost in Pocahontas, IA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $979 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $783 (1.1%)

Distribution of median household income in Pocahontas, IA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Pocahontas, IA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Pocahontas, IA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.2%
Pocahontas County:

11.2%
Iowa:

10.7%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.2% for Black residents, 25.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 90.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 25.0% for other race residents, 69.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 47.7 years old
(Males: 46.5 years old, Females: 48.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 49.3 years old, Black residents: 27.1 years old, American Indian residents: 28.7 years old, Asian residents: 43.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.9 years old, Other race residents: 27.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Pocahontas County is $395 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $640 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pocahontas, Laurens, Rolfe, Fonda, Palmer, Havelock, Plover, Varina.

Pocahontas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Pocahontas County: Aldrich (A), Bruce (B), Thrall (C), Lena (D), Moscow (E), Empire (F), Bac Grove (G), Waterman (H), Sebby Farm (I), Clarion Sewage Treatment Plant (J), Palsville (K), Eagle Grove Country Club (L), Clarmond Country Club (M), North Central Coop Elevator (N), Cornelia (O), Oak Ridge Golf Course (P), Olaf (Q), Florence (R), Troy Safety Rest Area (S), Boone River Green Belt - Middleton Access (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Pocahontas County include: Belmond Bible Church (A), Union Church (B), Vernon Church (C), Wright Church (D), French Church (E), Immanuel Reformed Church (F), First Baptist Church (G), Grace Evangelical Free Church (H), Saint Olaf Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: French Church Cemetery (1), Ringsaker Cemetery (2), Rose Hill Cemetery (3), Calvary Cemetery (4), Saint Francis Cemetery (5), Saint Johns Cemetery (6), Saint Josephs Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Elm Lake (A), Morse Lake (B), Lake Cornelia (C), Big Wall Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: East Branch Iowa River (A), East Branch Boone River (B), DeLongs Creek (C), Prairie Creek (D), Otter Creek (E), West Branch Iowa River (F), Luicks Creek (G), Little Eagle Creek (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Pocahontas County include: Benson Park (1), Big Wall Lake Wildlife Management Area (2), Bingham Park (3), Horse Grove - Rietz Forest Area (4), Finn Prairie Wildlife Area (5), Smith Park (6), Homestead Ridge Area (7), Sullivan Wildlife Area (8), Otter Creek Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Calhoun County , Cerro Gordo County , Delaware County , Emmet County , Otsego County, New York , Hamilton County , O'Brien County , Wright County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.0%
Iowa:

2.8%

Unemployment by year in Pocahontas, IA
County total employment by year in Pocahontas, IA
County average yearly wages by year in Pocahontas, IA

Current college students: 209
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 183 (32.3% naturalized citizens)

Pocahontas County:

2.6%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 242010 or later
  • 752000 to 2009
  • 511990 to 1999
  • 161980 to 1989
  • 71970 to 1979
  • 11Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.4%

Pocahontas County marital status for males Pocahontas County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,524
  • One, attached: 21
  • Two: 14
  • 3 or 4: 90
  • 5 to 9: 106
  • 10 to 19: 17
  • 20 to 49: 36
  • 50 or more: 2
  • Mobile homes: 44

Housing units in Pocahontas County with a mortgage: 971 (19 second mortgage, 45 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,491

Here:

99.9% with mortgage
State:

61.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Pocahontas County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,67213
Catholic1,7215
Evangelical Protestant1526
Other--
None2,765-
Pocahontas County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Pocahontas County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Pocahontas County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

7.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Pocahontas County:

9.4%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Pocahontas County:

28.3%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.0%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Pocahontas County:

Average size of farms: 485 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $194,684
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $267.48
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.80%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $148,177
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 91.76%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $135,369
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 83.84%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.75
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 6.39%
Corn for grain: 163952 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 157490 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Pocahontas County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 2048389.9 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 fatalities and 172 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/14/1966, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado killed 6 people and injured 172 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Pocahontas County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 213.2 miles away from Pocahontas County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 258.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 213.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 217.7 miles away from the county center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 146.3 miles away from Pocahontas County center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 204.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 09, 2011 to April 10, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1977: May 05, 2011, FEMA Id: 1977, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: January 19, 2010 to January 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1880: March 02, 2010, FEMA Id: 1880, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 23, 2009 to December 27, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1877: February 25, 2010, FEMA Id: 1877, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1727: September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Pocahontas County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Pocahontas

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,437 (74.3%)
  • Carpooled: 287 (8.8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 6 (0.2%)
  • Subway or elevated: 3 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 40 (1.2%)
  • Bicycle: 3 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 197 (6.0%)
  • Worked at home: 315 (9.6%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (27%)
  • Honduras (12%)
  • Guatemala (9%)
  • Netherlands (7%)
  • Other Western Europe (7%)
  • Philippines (7%)
  • Russia (7%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Pocahontas County


  • German (39%)
  • American (10%)
  • Norwegian (7%)
  • Swedish (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Pocahontas County, Iowa in 2000:

  • 150 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 4 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
136 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
5 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $57,584.

4.47% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,276 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Iowa average:

5.97%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.47% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($38,276 average AGI)
1.06% relocated from other states ($9,709 average AGI)
Pocahontas County:

1.06%
Iowa average:

2.42%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries


5.66% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,779 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.66%
Iowa average:

6.23%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.72% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($29,773 average AGI)
0.94% relocated to other states ($9,006 average AGI)
Pocahontas County:

0.94%
Iowa average:

2.69%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0

Births per 1000 population in Pocahontas County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Pocahontas County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Pocahontas County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Pocahontas County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,828 (1,668 aged, 160 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 73 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Pocahontas County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (166)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (106)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (104)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (82)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (74)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (71)
  • Unspecified dementia (63)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (59)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (55)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (40)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 12.33
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,982
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 247
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,727

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 820
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,715

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 46
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 38

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,149
  • In family households: 5,425 (1,203 male householders, 677 female householders)
    1,646 spouses, 1,706 children (1,626 natural, 35 adopted, 42 stepchildren), 26 grandchildren, 8 brothers or sisters, 9 parents, 21 other relatives, 103 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,582 (721 male householders (600 living alone)), 651 female householders (558 living alone)), 200 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 154

Size of family households: 1,049 2-persons, 339 3-persons, 317 4-persons, 104 5-persons, 64 6-persons, 21 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,155 1-person, 204 2-persons, 4 3-persons.

1,181 married couples with children.
369 single-parent households (129 men, 240 women).

96.6% of residents of Pocahontas speak English at home.
2.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (60% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 31% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $66,110,000 ($8,150 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,077,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,971,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,538,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,211,000
Federal grants: $7,148,000
Federal procurement contracts: $541,000 ($11,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,701,000 ($429,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $486,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,396,000
Federal Government insurance: $79,520,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 350
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 598
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +25
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -497
Here -63 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Pocahontas County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.64 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.2

Year house built in Pocahontas County, Iowa
  • Year house built in Pocahontas County, Iowa
  • 02014 or later
  • 372010 to 2013
  • 852000 to 2009
  • 1631990 to 1999
  • 2241980 to 1989
  • 3931970 to 1979
  • 4121960 to 1969
  • 4231950 to 1959
  • 4791940 to 1949
  • 1,5541939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Pocahontas County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pocahontas County, Iowa
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Pocahontas County, Iowa
  • 01 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 163 rooms
  • 2274 rooms
  • 3015 rooms
  • 4496 rooms
  • 4657 rooms
  • 4048 rooms
  • 6209+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pocahontas County, Iowa
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pocahontas County, Iowa
  • 191 room
  • 182 rooms
  • 613 rooms
  • 1464 rooms
  • 1625 rooms
  • 886 rooms
  • 1337 rooms
  • 458 rooms
  • 1069+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Pocahontas County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pocahontas County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Pocahontas County, Iowa
  • 3no bedroom
  • 441 bedroom
  • 5142 bedrooms
  • 1,0973 bedrooms
  • 6584 bedrooms
  • 1665+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pocahontas County, Iowa
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Pocahontas County, Iowa
  • 19no bedroom
  • 731 bedroom
  • 3092 bedrooms
  • 1943 bedrooms
  • 1214 bedrooms
  • 715+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Pocahontas County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Pocahontas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pocahontas County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 57no vehicle
  • 5411 vehicle
  • 8952 vehicles
  • 6303 vehicles
  • 2814 vehicles
  • 845+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Pocahontas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Pocahontas County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 94no vehicle
  • 2981 vehicle
  • 2382 vehicles
  • 903 vehicles
  • 434 vehicles
  • 325+ vehicles

89.5% of Pocahontas County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 80% lived in Iowa.

Pocahontas County:

89.5%
State average:

85.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 5,682
  • Other state: 1,224
  • Northeast: 54
  • Midwest: 742
  • South: 185
  • West: 239
Year householders moved into unit in Pocahontas County, IA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Pocahontas County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 48.8%Utility gas
  • 26.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 20.9%Electricity
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 42.5%Utility gas
  • 33.7%Electricity
  • 23.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 78
Here:

9.9%
Iowa:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 11
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

7.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 12
Here:

8.5%
Iowa:

24.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Pocahontas County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $384,000
    Regular Highways: $60,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $643,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,613,000
    Police Protection: $1,294,000
    Health - Other: $1,193,000
    General - Other: $1,152,000
    Central Staff Services: $521,000
    Financial Administration: $461,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $433,000
    General Public Buildings: $431,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $310,000
    Correctional Institutions: $305,000
    Parks and Recreation: $301,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $162,000
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $79,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $304,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,746,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,643,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,103,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $459,000
    General Revenue - Other: $333,000
    Interest Earnings: $165,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $383,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,408,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,221,000
    Other: $1,497,000
    General Local Government Support: $257,000
    Health and Hospitals: $157,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,440,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $303,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $179,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $46,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,526,000

Pocahontas County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $384,000
    Regular Highways: $60,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $643,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,613,000
    Police Protection: $1,294,000
    Health - Other: $1,193,000
    General - Other: $1,152,000
    Central Staff Services: $521,000
    Financial Administration: $461,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $433,000
    General Public Buildings: $431,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $310,000
    Correctional Institutions: $305,000
    Parks and Recreation: $301,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $162,000
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $79,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $304,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,746,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,643,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,103,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $459,000
    General Revenue - Other: $333,000
    Interest Earnings: $165,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $383,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,408,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,221,000
    Other: $1,497,000
    General Local Government Support: $257,000
    Health and Hospitals: $157,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,440,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $303,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $179,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $46,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,526,000

Pocahontas County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $384,000
    Regular Highways: $60,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $643,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,613,000
    Police Protection: $1,294,000
    Health - Other: $1,193,000
    General - Other: $1,152,000
    Central Staff Services: $521,000
    Financial Administration: $461,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $433,000
    General Public Buildings: $431,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $310,000
    Correctional Institutions: $305,000
    Parks and Recreation: $301,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $162,000
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $79,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $304,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,746,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,643,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,103,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $459,000
    General Revenue - Other: $333,000
    Interest Earnings: $165,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $383,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,408,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,221,000
    Other: $1,497,000
    General Local Government Support: $257,000
    Health and Hospitals: $157,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,440,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $303,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $179,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $46,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,526,000

Pocahontas County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $384,000
    Regular Highways: $60,000
  • Construction - Natural Resources - Other: $643,000
    Regular Highways: $112,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $3,613,000
    Police Protection: $1,294,000
    Health - Other: $1,193,000
    General - Other: $1,152,000
    Central Staff Services: $521,000
    Financial Administration: $461,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $433,000
    General Public Buildings: $431,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $310,000
    Correctional Institutions: $305,000
    Parks and Recreation: $301,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $162,000
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $98,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $79,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $304,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,746,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,643,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,103,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $459,000
    General Revenue - Other: $333,000
    Interest Earnings: $165,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $383,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,408,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $3,221,000
    Other: $1,497,000
    General Local Government Support: $257,000
    Health and Hospitals: $157,000
  • Tax - Property: $6,440,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $303,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $179,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $46,000
    Other License: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,526,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 90
  • Number of aged recipients: 17
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 73
  • Number of recipients under 18: 11
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 52
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 27
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 47
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 26
Most common first names in Pocahontas County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10876.8 years
Mary8184.5 years
William6079.7 years
George5779.0 years
Anna5786.4 years
Robert5174.2 years
James4675.8 years
Henry4282.3 years
Margaret3783.3 years
Helen3681.1 years
Most common last names in Pocahontas County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8479.0 years
Peterson6175.5 years
Anderson4081.2 years
Smith4076.2 years
Miller2981.5 years
Carlson2682.5 years
Peters2275.4 years
Olson2179.1 years
Schoon1779.9 years
Thompson1781.2 years
Businesses in Pocahontas County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ford1Subway1
RadioShack1True Value1