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Pocahontas, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Pocahontas had a population of 382 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Pocahontas is located at latitude 37.3098 and longitude -81.3458 in Tazewell County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Pocahontas (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Tazewell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,329 feet.

The Town of Pocahontas (GNIS ID: 2391365) 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.

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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pocahontas: Pocohontas.

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Pocahontas, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 382
Population in Households 222
Population in Familes 178
Population in Group Qrtrs 160
Population Density1 649
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 173
Average Household Size 1.28
Family Households 110
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 128 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 46 (21.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $48,846
Average Home Value $70,669


Median Household Income $30,975
Average Household Income $37,676
Per Capita Income $13,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.29% -0.26%
Households -0.45% -0.35%
Families 2.03% -0.55%
Median Household Income   -0.41%
Per Capita Income   0.78%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Pocahontas, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pocahontas to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 485 18th
Population Density1 # 333 44th
Diversity Index2 # 345 42nd
Median Household Income # 552 7th
Per Capita Income # 590 1st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Virginia Census Data Comparison Tool.