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0.71% decline
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7.82% growth
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8.57% growth
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2.11% decline


The economy of Pocahontas, AR employs 2,598 people. The economy of Pocahontas, AR is specialized in Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting; Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; and Healthcare & Social Assistance, which employ respectively 6.29; 3.51; and 1.96 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Pocahontas, AR are Healthcare & Social Assistance (711), Manufacturing (292), and Educational Services (264), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting ($43,750), Educational Services ($34,075), and Healthcare & Social Assistance ($30,076).

Median household income in Pocahontas, AR is $34,248. Males in Pocahontas, AR have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,426. The income inequality of Pocahontas, AR (measured using the Gini index) is 0.447 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Pocahontas, AR. In Randolph County, AR the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 6-17, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 57 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,471. Phillips County, AR has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Arkansas.


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The closest comparable data for the census place of Pocahontas, AR is from the county of Randolph County, AR.

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Pocahontas, AR is home to a population of 6,470 people, from which 98.9% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Pocahontas, AR is composed of 6,139 White residents (94.9%), 143 Black residents (2.21%), 113 Hispanic residents (1.75%), 61 Two+ residents (0.94%), and 14 Native residents (0.22%). The most common foreign languages in Pocahontas, AR are German (114 speakers), Spanish (46 speakers), and French (13 speakers), but compared to other places, Pocahontas, AR has a relative high number of German (114 speakers), French (13 speakers), and Spanish (46 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Pocahontas, AR awarded 710 degrees. The student population of Pocahontas, AR is skewed towards females, with 276 male students and 434 female students. Most students in Pocahontas, AR are White (666 and 93.8%), followed by Black or African American (25 and 3.52%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 1.55%), and American Indian (3 and 0.42%). The largest universities in Pocahontas, AR by number of graduates are Black River Technical College (710 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Pocahontas, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (109 and 15.4%), Registered Nursing (38 and 5.35%), and General Administrative Assistant & Secretarial Science (22 and 3.1%). The median tuition costs in Pocahontas, AR are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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The median property value in Pocahontas, AR is $74,300, which is 0.36 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value decreased from $75,900 to $74,300, a 2.11% increase. The homeownership rate of Pocahontas, AR is 58%, which is lower than the national average of 63.6%. People in Pocahontas, AR have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pocahontas, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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