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Pocahontas County, Iowa

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Pocahontas County, Iowa
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 6,740
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 6,740
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 7,310
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) -7.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 7,310
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.8%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
23.0%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.3%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.9%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.8%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 606
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 2.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 3,754
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 75.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $73,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $820
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $350
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $553
Building permits, 2018 1
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 3,191
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.14
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 90.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.6%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 83.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 73.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 92.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 15.7%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 10.4%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
5.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 62.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 54.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,731
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 75,256
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 303,530
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 50,302
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,035
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 18.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $45,969
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $27,553
Persons in poverty, percent
12.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 218
Total employment, 2016 1,900
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 66,502
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 0.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 528
All firms, 2012 556
Men-owned firms, 2012 273
Women-owned firms, 2012 153
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 507
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 90
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 425
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 12.7
Land area in square miles, 2010 577.24
FIPS Code 19151
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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