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Pocahontas, Iowa (IA) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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14.8% of Pocahontas, IA residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 27.4% greater than the poverty level of 10.7% across the entire state of Iowa. Taking into account residents not living in families, 14.5% of high school graduates and 24.2% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 14.5% among disabled males and 21.2% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 37.8%. For comparison, it was 14.7% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Pocahontas, IA

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Pocahontas:

14.8%
Whole state:

10.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Pocahontas:

7.7%
Whole state:

4.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Pocahontas:

14.5%
Iowa:

12.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 12.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Pocahontas:

26.2%
Iowa:

27.2%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Pocahontas:

21.2%
Iowa:

16.4%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 17.8% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Pocahontas:

41.8%
Iowa:

27.5%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

37.8%
Residents above poverty level:

14.7%

Poverty by age in Pocahontas, IA

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Pocahontas
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Pocahontas,IA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 0.0%Under 5 years
  • 16.7%5 years
  • 4.8%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 21.6%18 to 24 years
  • 6.5%25 to 34 years
  • 18.9%35 to 44 years
  • 10.6%45 to 54 years
  • 13.6%55 to 64 years
  • 8.8%65 to 74 years
  • 8.8%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Pocahontas
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Pocahontas,IA (percentage below poverty level)
  • 5.5%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 5.9%6 to 11 years
  • 0.0%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 0.0%16 and 17 years
  • 68.3%18 to 24 years
  • 5.1%25 to 34 years
  • 33.9%35 to 44 years
  • 0.0%45 to 54 years
  • 20.8%55 to 64 years
  • 8.0%65 to 74 years
  • 12.3%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Pocahontas, IA
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Pocahontas,IA (% below half of poverty level)
  • 9.9%Under 5 years
  • 17.2%5 years
  • 5.6%6 to 11 years
  • 9.5%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 5.8%16 and 17 years
  • 4.9%18 to 24 years
  • 2.3%25 to 34 years
  • 7.1%35 to 44 years
  • 1.8%45 to 54 years
  • 1.4%55 to 64 years
  • 1.5%65 to 74 years
  • 2.1%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Pocahontas, IA

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Pocahontas, IA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Pocahontas, IA (%)
  • 13.0%White
  • 13.0%Black
  • 0.0%2+ races
  • 100.0%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Pocahontas, IA
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Pocahontas, IA (absolute numbers)
  • 216White
  • 4Black
  • 02+ races
  • 3Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 12.9%Below poverty level
  • 87.1%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Pocahontas, IA

Children below poverty level:
Pocahontas, Iowa:

4.2%
State:

11.9%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Pocahontas:

14.5%
Iowa:

18.4%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Pocahontas:

24.2%
Iowa:

34.5%
Poor families by family type
  • 40.0%Married-couple family
  • 20.0%Male, no wife present
  • 40.0%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Pocahontas not in families by work experience
  • 4.7%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 31.3%Worked part-time
  • 64.1%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 0.0%Both worked full-time
  • 0.0%One full-time, other part-time
  • 29.4%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 0.0%Both worked part-time
  • 47.1%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 23.5%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.0%1999 to 2000
  • 0.0%1995 to 1998
  • 0.0%1990 to 1994
  • 0.0%1980 to 1989
  • 26.8%1970 to 1979
  • 5.4%1960 to 1969
  • 0.0%1950 to 1959
  • 7.1%1940 to 1949
  • 60.7%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 1.3%1999 to 2000
  • 2.2%1995 to 1998
  • 1.9%1990 to 1994
  • 4.3%1980 to 1989
  • 20.4%1970 to 1979
  • 15.0%1960 to 1969
  • 16.1%1950 to 1959
  • 6.7%1940 to 1949
  • 32.0%1939 or earlier
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