The small town of Pocahontas, Iowa is home to approximately 2,000 people. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (24%) here than nationally (14%), while young professionals are less well-represented. At an average age of just under 44, the town's population is older than most cities in Iowa. Home ownership is more common than renting in Pocahontas, and 21% of residents rent. Renters in the town benefit from a relatively low average rent of $665/month, which is $145 a month less than the state average.
Averaging about 17 minutes, Pocahontas's commute time is shorter than the Iowa average of about 20 minutes. Many residents (41%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transportation is not used. Not many residents (2%) walk to work, though the number exceeds the national average.
Compared to the national average (5%), Pocahontas has a large number of residents older than 25 who possess an Associate's degree (13%). Additionally, 9% possess a Bachelor's degree and 1% have a Master's or Doctoral degree. Many Pocahontas residents work in one of two industries: retail and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 16% of the town's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the town's workers are in construction, as 8% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any career path. Pocahontas workers bring in an average annual income of just under $58K, about $10,000 less than the average Iowa resident. The town's average income also falls below the national average ($73,345).
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