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Pocahontas is a city in Pocahontas County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the daughter of Chief Powhatan; she married Englishman John Rolfe

The latitude of Pocahontas is 42.735N. The longitude is -94.668W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,220 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,907.


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Median household income
Local
$30,865
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Pocahontas demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Pocahontas Center
Local festivals include:
  • Pocahontas County Fair - July 12-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Pocahontas web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

38% of Pocahontas residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Pocahontas ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Pocahontas was $17,556, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Pocahontas residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Pocahontas, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $257.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $583.


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Libraries in Pocahontas include Pocahontas Public Library ... View libraries

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Pocahontas County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Pocahontas political report.

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The average commute time for Pocahontas workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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