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Pocahontas, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Pocahontas had a population of 6,484 as of July 1, 2017. Pocahontas ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Pocahontas is located at latitude 36.2636 and longitude -90.9702 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the City of Pocahontas (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 302 feet.

The City of Pocahontas (GNIS ID: 2404544) 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 City of Pocahontas is located within Township of Demun, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph 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: Bettis Bluff, Betts Bluff.

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


Total Population 6,484
Daytime Population: Workers 4,325
Daytime Population: Residents 4,131
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,456
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 6,271
Population in Familes 4,875
Population in Group Qrtrs 213
Population Density2 881
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $31,659
Average Household Income $48,401
Per Capita Income $20,624


Total Housing Units 3,053 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,553 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,147 (37.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 354 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $85,477
Average Home Value $104,894


Total Households 2,699
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,678
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 -0.26% -0.35%
Households -0.23% -0.31%
Families -0.12% -0.46%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.93%

Pocahontas, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pocahontas to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 56 90th
Population Density # 98 82nd
Diversity Index # 385 29th
Median Household Income # 425 21st
Per Capita Income # 276 49th

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