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Pocahontas, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The Village of Pocahontas had a population of 788 as of July 1, 2017. 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 38.8244 and longitude -89.5388 in Bond County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Pocahontas (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Pocahontas population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pocahontas: Amity.

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Pocahontas, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 788
Daytime Population: Workers 151
Daytime Population: Residents 417
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 568
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 788
Population in Familes 625
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,049
Diversity Index3 3


Median Household Income $43,019
Average Household Income $57,962
Per Capita Income $22,716


Total Housing Units 347 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (64.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (25.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $81,723
Average Home Value $95,628


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 206
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.07% -0.23%
Households 0.04% -0.26%
Families 0.55% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   3.26%

Pocahontas, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pocahontas to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 779 43rd
Population Density # 725 47th
Diversity Index # 1326 3rd
Median Household Income # 1085 21st
Per Capita Income # 1082 21st

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