Pocahontas, AR

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2022 Population
7,384
1.58% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.5
0.273% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
21%
9.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$38,912
9.02% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$99,600
9.81% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
2,780
8.68% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Pocahontas, AR had a population of 7.38k people with a median age of 36.5 and a median household income of $38,912. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Pocahontas, AR grew from 7,269 to 7,384, a 1.58% increase and its median household income grew from $35,691 to $38,912, a 9.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Pocahontas, AR are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.8%), Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) (3.64%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.12%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.948%).

None of the households in Pocahontas, AR reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.2% of the residents in Pocahontas, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Pocahontas, AR are Black River Technical College (1,859 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Pocahontas, AR was $99,600, and the homeownership rate was 60.8%.

Most people in Pocahontas, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Pocahontas, AR was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Pocahontas, AR is home to a population of 7.38k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.34% of Pocahontas, AR residents were born outside of the country (173 people).

In 2022, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.34k people) in Pocahontas, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 502 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 269 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.2% of Pocahontas, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Pocahontas, AR was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Pocahontas, AR
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.34k ± 201
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    502 ± 213
  3. Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic)
    269 ± 157
1.31%
Hispanic Population
97 people

In 2022, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (6.34k people) in Pocahontas, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 502 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 269 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.31% of the people in Pocahontas, AR are hispanic (97 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,018 ± 6,050 people
  2. El Salvador
    15,360 ± 3,035 people
  3. India
    9,985 ± 2,449 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,018 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 15,360 and India with 9,985.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.34%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
173 people
4.53%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
329 people

As of 2022, 2.34% of Pocahontas, AR residents (173 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Pocahontas, AR was 4.53%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    229 ± 122
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    45 ± 50
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    33 ± 53

Pocahontas, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 5.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Pocahontas, AR employs 2.78k people. The largest industries in Pocahontas, AR are Manufacturing (593 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (528 people), and Retail Trade (315 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($107,846), Other Services Except Public Administration ($70,139), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,375).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,335. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.452, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

2.78k
2022 Value
± 401
8.68%
1 Year growth
± 18.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pocahontas, AR grew at a rate of 8.68%, from 2.56k employees to 2.78k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Pocahontas, AR, are Production Occupations (458 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (258 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (234 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Pocahontas, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

2.78k
2022 Value
± 401
8.68%
1 Year growth
± 18.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Pocahontas, AR grew at a rate of 8.68%, from 2.56k employees to 2.78k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Pocahontas, AR, are Manufacturing (593 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (528 people), and Retail Trade (315 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Pocahontas, AR, though some of these residents may live in Pocahontas, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,184
Median earning men ± $7,829
$34,600
Median earning women ± $8,519

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($108,444), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($73,548), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,827).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($46,667), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,077), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,981).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.35M people employed in Arkansas. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 8.69%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Arkansas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Arkansas went to Donald J. Trump with 62.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (34.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.08%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Arkansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Pocahontas, AR awarded 1,859 degrees. The student population of Pocahontas, AR in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 586 male students and 980 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Pocahontas, AR are White (1,675 and 90.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (63 and 3.39%), Black or African American (54 and 2.9%), and Two or More Races (35 and 1.88%).

The largest universities in Pocahontas, AR by number of degrees awarded are Black River Technical College (1,859 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Pocahontas, AR are Other Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services (500 and 26.9%), General Studies (411 and 22.1%), and Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (112 and 6.02%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,566 students enrolled in Pocahontas, AR, 37.4% men and 62.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,430 records, of which 62.9% were women and 37.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 133 degrees awarded
  2. 75 degrees awarded
  3. 68 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Pocahontas, AR was General Studies with 133 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Pocahontas, AR according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,859 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Black River Technical College with 1,859 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 659 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Pocahontas, AR, which is 0.549 times less than the 1,200 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,675 degrees mean that there were 26.6 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 63 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,448) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,992) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,696) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.946% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.851% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (793k), Some college (528k), and Secondary Education (350k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Pocahontas, AR was $99,600 in 2022, which is 0.353 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $90,700 to $99,600, a 9.81% increase. The homeownership rate in Pocahontas, AR is 60.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Pocahontas, AR have an average commute time of 17.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Pocahontas, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$99,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$14,215
$1,812
Median Property Taxes
±$298

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Pocahontas, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Pocahontas, AR compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

60.8%
Homeownership
2022
61.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 60.8% of the housing units in Pocahontas, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.6%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9603.01
  2. Census Tract 9603.02

The following map shows all of the places in Pocahontas, AR colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$38,912
Median Household Income
± $9,737
2.98k
Number of Households
± 410

In 2022, the median household income of the 2.98k households in Pocahontas, AR grew to $38,912 from the previous year's value of $35,691.

The following chart displays the households in Pocahontas, AR distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Pocahontas, AR is from Arkansas.
0.452
2022 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.45
2021 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2022, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.452 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.376% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (14.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.7%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in Pocahontas, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.3%) and those who worked at home (3.7%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Pocahontas, AR have a shorter commute time (17.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.59% of the workforce in Pocahontas, AR have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Pocahontas, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Pocahontas, AR have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Pocahontas, AR (1.51k out of 7.15k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Pocahontas, AR is White, followed by Two Or More and Pacific Islander.

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Health

92.8% of the population of Pocahontas, AR has health coverage, with 31.9% on employee plans, 36.6% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 8.2% on non-group plans, and 2.99% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Randolph County, AR see 1633 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0613% increase from the previous year (1632 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3041 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 960 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,633 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Randolph County, AR

Primary care physicians in Randolph County, AR see an average of 1,633 patients per year. This represents a 0.0613% increase from the previous year (1,632 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Randolph County, AR in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.2% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 33.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.24%
Uninsured
31.9%
Employer Coverage
36.6%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
8.2%
Non-Group
2.99%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Pocahontas, AR declined by 1.9% from 7.38% to 7.24%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Pocahontas, AR changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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