Pocahontas, IL Profile: Facts & Data


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Pocahontas, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Pocahontas had a population of 801 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Pocahontas, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 801
Population in Households 801
Population in Familes 638
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,067
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $46,755
Average Household Income $62,011
Per Capita Income $24,444


Total Housing Units 356 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 220 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 98 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 38 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $85,360
Average Home Value $101,018


Total Households 318
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 208
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% -0.18%
Households 0.23% -0.13%
Families 0.6% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

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, 2018 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 # 773 44th
Population Density # 710 48th
Diversity Index # 1302 4th
Median Household Income # 985 28th
Per Capita Income # 996 27th

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