Pocahontas, AR


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Pocahontas is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 6,438 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pocahontas is the 55th largest community in Arkansas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pocahontas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pocahontas is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pocahontas who work in healthcare (13.14%), office and administrative support (10.31%), and healthcare suport services (8.81%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Pocahontas, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Pocahontas provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

The percentage of adults in Pocahontas with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.81% of adults in Pocahontas have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Pocahontas in 2010 was $18,766, which is middle income relative to Arkansas, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,064 for a family of four.

The people who call Pocahontas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pocahontas residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pocahontas include Irish, English, French , and European.

The most common language spoken in Pocahontas is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.

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