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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C-
  12. Commute
    B+
Pocahontas County is located in Iowa with a population of 6,972. Living in Pocahontas County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Pocahontas County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Pocahontas County are above average.
Population
6,972

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$73,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$553
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    25%
  • Own
    75%
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Pocahontas County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    16%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    3%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Pocahontas County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$45,969
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Pocahontas County

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