Pocahontas is a village in Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, United States. The population was 114 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Cape Girardeau–Jackson, MO-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Pocahontas is located in north-central Cape Girardeau County, approximately thirteen miles north-northeast of Cape Girardeau and seven miles due west of Neelys Landing on the Mississippi River. U.S. Route 61 passes one mile west of the community. The village is located between the headwaters of Blue Shawnee Creek and Muddy Shawnee Creek.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.10 square miles (0.26 km), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 114 people, 44 households, and 30 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,140.0 inhabitants per square mile (440.2/km). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 520.0 per square mile (200.8/km). The racial makeup of the village was 99.12% White and 0.88% Black or African American.
There were 44 households of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.8% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.
The median age in the village was 41 years. 22.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.5% were from 25 to 44; 30.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 50.9% male and 49.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 127 people, 45 households, and 32 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,280.9 people per square mile (490.3/km²). There were 52 housing units at an average density of 524.5/sq mi (200.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.
There were 45 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 6.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.7% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.36.
In the town the population was spread out with 30.7% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,250, and the median income for a family was $41,667. Males had a median income of $29,500 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,650. There were no families and 3.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 12.5% of those over 64.