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Pocahontas, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Pocahontas had a population of 830 as of July 1, 2020. Pocahontas ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pocahontas is located at latitude 38.8278 and longitude -89.5401 in Bond County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pocahontas encompass a land area of 0.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Bond County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 561 feet.

The Village of Pocahontas (GNIS ID: 2398991) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Pocahontas is located within Township of Burgess, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bond County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pocahontas: Amity.


Pocahontas, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 830 (100%)
Population in Households 830 (100.0%)
Population in Families 656 (79.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,060
Diversity Index2 4


Median Household Income $45,785
Average Household Income $57,378
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $22,587
Wealth Index5 45


Total HU (Housing Units) 356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 221 (62.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 104 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $89,737
Average Home Value $110,407
Housing Affordability Index3 291


Total Households 325
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.66% -0.1%
Households 0.69% -0.06%
Families 0.72% -0.19%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%


Pocahontas, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pocahontas to the other 1,369 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 757 45th
Population Density # 693 49th
Median Household Income # 1117 18th
Housing Affordability Index # 1019 74th
Per Capita Income # 1224 11th
Diversity Index # 1297 6th

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