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Pocahontas, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Pocahontas had a population of 373 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pocahontas: Pocohontas.

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


Total Population 373
Daytime Population: Workers 114
Daytime Population: Residents 307
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 421
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 213
Population in Familes 170
Population in Group Qrtrs 160
Population Density2 634
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $31,572
Average Household Income $37,462
Per Capita Income $13,577


Total Housing Units 218 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 121 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 45 (20.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (23.9%)
Median Home Value $54,286
Average Home Value $72,917


Total Households 166
Average Household Size 1.28
Family Households 105
Average Family Size 2
  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 -0.58% -0.49%
Households -0.96% -0.98%
Families 1.1% -0.97%
Median Household Income   3.8%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 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 # 486 18th
Population Density # 333 44th
Diversity Index # 351 41st
Median Household Income # 560 6th
Per Capita Income # 590 1st

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