Yoakum, TX Profile: Facts & Data

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Yoakum, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Yoakum had a population of 5,931 as of July 1, 2019. Yoakum ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Yoakum is located at latitude 29.2877 and longitude -97.1519 in DeWitt County. The formal boundaries for the City of Yoakum encompass a land area of 4.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. DeWitt County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 322 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Yoakum are located in DeWitt County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Lavaca County.

The City of Yoakum (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Yoakum is located within Yoakum Division of DeWitt County.


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Yoakum, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Yoakum, TX Housing Affordability Index is 207
State of Texas Housing Affordability Index is 132
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Yoakum, TX Wealth Index is 67
State of Texas Wealth Index is 94
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 5,931
Population in Households 5,812
Population in Familes 4,881
Population in Group Qrtrs 119
Population Density 1,295
Diversity Index1 70
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $43,577
Average Household Income $62,410
Per Capita Income $23,544
Wealth Index3 67

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,548 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,421 (55.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 721 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 406 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $101,504
Housing Affordability Index2 207
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,142
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 1,469
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.21% 0.18%
Households 0.14% 0.15%
Families 0.15% 0.11%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.22%

Yoakum, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Yoakum to the other 1,746 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 367 79th
Population Density # 554 68th
Diversity Index # 302 83rd
Median Household Income # 1106 37th
Per Capita Income # 938 46th

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