Pocahontas County, IA

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Population

6,972

1.26% decline

Median Age

47.2


Median Household Income

$45,969

0.608% decline

Poverty Rate

13.2%


Number of Employees

3,358

2.55% decline

Median Property Value

$73,400

3.67% growth

About

In 2017, Pocahontas County, IA had a population of 6.97k people with a median age of 47.2 and a median household income of $45,969. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Pocahontas County, IA declined from 7,061 to 6,972, a -1.26% decrease and its median household income declined from $46,250 to $45,969, a -0.608% decrease.

The population of Pocahontas County, IA is 93.6% White Alone, 3.49% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.72% Black or African American Alone. 3.58% of the people in Pocahontas County, IA speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Pocahontas County, IA is $73,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.3%. Most people in Pocahontas County, IA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Pocahontas County, IA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Pocahontas County, IA employs 3.36k people. The largest industries in Pocahontas County, IA are Manufacturing (554 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (499 people), and Retail Trade (412 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,813), Utilities ($56,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,707).

Median household income in Pocahontas County, IA is $45,969. Males in Pocahontas County, IA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,006. The income inequality in Pocahontas County, IA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.443, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,969

2017 value

± $2,874

-0.608%

1 Year Growth

± 8.12%

Households in Pocahontas County, IA have a median annual income of $45,969, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,250 in 2016, which represents a -0.608% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,922

Average Male Salary

± $1,635

$44,006

Average Female Salary

± $1,197

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pocahontas County, IA made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pocahontas County, IA by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $50,374 ± $7,648

  2. White

    $44,731 ± $967

  3. Black

    $32,234 ± $4,518

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pocahontas County, IA workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pocahontas County, IA is from Iowa.

0.443

2017 Wage GINI

0.445

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Iowa was 0.443 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.563% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Iowa was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Iowa in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Iowa across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7803

  2. Census Tract 7802

  3. Census Tract 7801

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Pocahontas County, IA was Census Tract 7803 with a value of $50,347, followed by Census Tract 7802 and Census Tract 7801, with respective values of $42,436 and $41,667.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Pocahontas County, IA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pocahontas County, IA (898 out of 6.81k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    807 ± 104

  2. Hispanic

    52 ± 55

  3. Two Or More

    44 ± 58

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pocahontas County, IA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.36k

2017 Value

± 219

-2.55%

1 Year decline

± 9.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pocahontas County, IA declined at a rate of -2.55%, from 3.45k employees to 3.36k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pocahontas County, IA, are Management Occupations (488 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (394 people), and Production Occupations (356 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pocahontas County, IA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Pocahontas County, IA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (488 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (394 people), and Production Occupations (356 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pocahontas County, IA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (7.67 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.84 times), and Production Occupations (1.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Pocahontas County, IA, by median earnings, are Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($62,500), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,667), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($53,542).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.36k

2017 Value

± 219

-2.55%

1 Year decline

± 9.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Pocahontas County, IA declined at a rate of -2.55%, from 3.45k employees to 3.36k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pocahontas County, IA, are Manufacturing (554 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (499 people), and Retail Trade (412 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pocahontas County, IA, though some of these residents may live in Pocahontas County, IA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Pocahontas County, IA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (554 people), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (499 people), and Retail Trade (412 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Pocahontas County, IA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (12.6 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.18 times), and Wholesale Trade (2.04 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Pocahontas County, IA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($77,813), Utilities ($56,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,707).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.8B

  2. $18.8B

  3. $18.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $24.8B, followed by Machinery with $18.8B and Other ag prods. and $18.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Iowa products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$245B

2015 Value

$363B

Projected 2045 Value

47.9% growth

In 2015, total outbound Iowa trade was $245B. This is expected to increase 47.9% to $363B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Iowa trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Iowa to other states, or from other states to Iowa.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $26.2B

  2. $16.1B

  3. $11.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Iowa domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $26.2B, followed by Minnesota with $16.1B and Nebraska and $11.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Iowa shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.4% of the population of Pocahontas County, IA has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 14% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 24.3% on non-group plans, and 1.48% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Pocahontas County, IA was $8,200 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,806).

Primary care physicians in Pocahontas County, IA see 3504 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.82% decrease from the previous year (3569 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1377 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 0 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.3%). Additionally, Union County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,504 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pocahontas County, IA see an average of 3,504 patients per year. This represents a 1.82% decrease from the previous year (3,569 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pocahontas County, IA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,200

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,076

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,702

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,317

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Iowa (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,806 to $8,200.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.62%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

14%

Medicaid

15.4%

Medicare

24.3%

Non-Group

1.48%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pocahontas County, IA declined by 15.1% from 6.62% to 5.62%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pocahontas County, IA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.3% prevalence

  2. 12.6% prevalence

  3. 12.1% prevalence

Appanoose County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Iowa, at 13.3%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Iowa by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Pocahontas County, IA is home to a population of 6.97k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.51% of Pocahontas County, IA residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Pocahontas County, IA is composed of 6.53k White Alone residents (93.6%), 243 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.49%), 120 Black or African American Alone residents (1.72%), 43 Two or More Races residents (0.617%), 41 Asian Alone residents (0.588%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Pocahontas County, IA are Spanish or Spanish Creole (157 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (30 speakers), and German (29 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

48

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.7

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Pocahontas County, IA was 47.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 48, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Pocahontas County, IA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Pocahontas County, IA residents was 47.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.51%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.35%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.51% of Pocahontas County, IA residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pocahontas County, IA was 2.35%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,844 ± 4,988 people

  2. China

    10,526 ± 2,515 people

  3. India

    10,455 ± 2,506 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pocahontas County, IA was Mexico, the natal country of 41,844 Pocahontas County, IA residents, followed by China with 10,526 and India with 10,455.

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Citizenship

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Pocahontas County, IA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Pocahontas County, IA was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    6.53k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    243 ± 61.1

  3. Black or African American Alone

    120 ± 71

In 2017, there were 26.9 times more White Alone residents (6.53k people) in Pocahontas County, IA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 243 Hispanic or Latino and 120 Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Pocahontas County, IA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    157 speakers (2.33%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    30 speakers (0.444%)

  3. German

    29 speakers (0.43%)

3.58% of Pocahontas County, IA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Pocahontas County, IA was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.33% of the overall population of Pocahontas County, IA are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.444% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.43% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    187 ± 44

  2. Korea

    70 ± 25

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    59 ± 41

Pocahontas County, IA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.67 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pocahontas County, IA was $73,400 in 2017, which is 0.337 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $70,800 to $73,400, a 3.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Pocahontas County, IA is 75.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Pocahontas County, IA have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Pocahontas County, IA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$45,969

Median Household Income

± $2,874

3.19k

Number of Households

± 203

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.19k households in Pocahontas County, IA declined from $45,969 from the previous year's value of $46,250.

The following chart displays the households in Pocahontas County, IA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$73,400

2017 Median

± $5,291

$70,800

2016 Median

± $4,227

In 2017, the median property value in Pocahontas County, IA grew to to $73,400 from the previous year's value of $70,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Pocahontas County, IA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pocahontas County, IA the largest share of households have a property value in the $40k - $50k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Pocahontas County, IA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pocahontas County, IA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.3%

2017 Homeownership

75.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.3% of the housing units in Pocahontas County, IA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 75.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Pocahontas County, IA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pocahontas County, IA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pocahontas County, IA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

17 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pocahontas County, IA have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.26% of the workforce in Pocahontas County, IA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.3%

  2. Walked

    7.92%

  3. Carpooled

    7.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Pocahontas County, IA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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