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Pocahontas, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Town of Pocahontas is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cape Girardeau County at latitude 37.5016 and longitude -89.6398. Cape Girardeau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 584 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Pocahontas, but most people and references simply refer to it as Pocahontas, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Pocahontas indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Pocahontas (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Pocahontas, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 119
Population in Households 119
Population in Familes 104
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,155
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 46
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 35
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 54 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 39 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7 (13.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $205,882
Average Home Value $194,375


Median Household Income $52,180
Average Household Income $64,865
Per Capita Income $24,498
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.02% 0.83%
Households 1.05% 1.27%
Families 3.69% 1.12%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Pocahontas, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pocahontas to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 856 17th
Population Density1 # 285 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 835 20th
Median Household Income # 206 80th
Per Capita Income # 232 78th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.