Pocahontas, MO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Pocahontas, Missouri - Basic Facts

The Town of Pocahontas had a population of 132 as of July 1, 2017. Pocahontas ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pocahontas is located at latitude 37.5016 and longitude -89.6398 in Cape Girardeau County. 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. Cape Girardeau County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 584 feet.

The Town of Pocahontas (GNIS ID: 2396861) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Pocahontas is located within Township of Shawnee, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cape Girardeau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pocahontas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Pocahontas, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 132
Daytime Population: Workers 94
Daytime Population: Residents 66
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 160
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.21
Population in Households 132
Population in Familes 116
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,282
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $54,279
Average Household Income $61,660
Per Capita Income $23,348


Total Housing Units 60 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 43 (71.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 (13.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $167,857
Average Home Value $198,256


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 39
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.04% 1.61%
Households 2.06% 1.52%
Families 3.69% 1.49%
Median Household Income   1.98%
Per Capita Income   2.66%

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, 2017 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 # 834 19th
Population Density # 225 78th
Diversity Index # 843 19th
Median Household Income # 250 76th
Per Capita Income # 455 56th

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