Pocahontas County is located in north-central Iowa. The County Seat is Pocahontas and the largest city is Pocahontas. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.pocahontas-county.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 7,138 and the 2010 census population was 7,310. The land area is 577.24 square miles and there are 12.7 persons per square mile.
97.1% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 3.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 92.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $60,600, there are 3,227 households, an average of 2.19 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,556, the median household income is $44,073, and 14.2% of the persons in Pocahontas County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 764. Retail sales (in $1000) were $79,888, and sales per capita were $10,492.
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