Yoakum, Texas Population 2021

5,928
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Yoakum is a city located in Lavaca County Texas. With a 2020 population of 5,928, it is the 327th largest city in Texas and the 4321st largest city in the United States . Yoakum is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually but its population has increased by 1.94% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,815 in 2010. Yoakum reached it's highest population of 6,184 in 1920. Spanning over 5 miles, Yoakum has a population density of 1,294 people per square mile.

The average household income in Yoakum is $52,726 with a poverty rate of 17.40%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $709 per month, and the median house value is $83,700. The median age in Yoakum is 34.1 years, 33.7 years for males, and 34.5 years for females.

Yoakum Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Yoakum was:

  • White: 48.42%
  • Other race: 37.02%
  • Black or African American: 12.32%
  • Two or more races: 2.23%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Yoakum, Texas is 5,928 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,946.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 5,815.

Yoakum, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,90348.42%
Some Other Race2,22037.02%
Black or African American73912.32%
Two or More Races1342.23%
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Yoakum Population by Race

Yoakum Population Pyramid $2021

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Yoakum Median Age

34.1


Total

33.7


Male

34.5


Female

Yoakum Adults

There are 4,370 adults, (1,028 of whom are seniors) in Yoakum.

Yoakum Age Dependency

79.4

Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Yoakum Sex Ratio

Female

3,176

52.97%

Male

2,820

47.03%

Yoakum Population by Age

Yoakum Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Yoakum Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male76.1%23.9%
Married76.1%23.9%
All65.5%34.5%
Non Family60.4%39.6%
Female36%64%

65.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Yoakum Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,1862.6665.5
Married1,1423.2676.1
Non Family4981.0260.4
Female3833.0236
Male1632.5976.1

3.05

Average Family Size

2.66

Average Household Size

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Yoakum Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade57315.31%
9th to 12th Grade48612.99%
High School Graduate1,47539.42%
Some College73819.72%
Associates Degree1534.09%
Bachelors Degree3028.07%
Graduate Degree150.40%
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Yoakum Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Yoakum Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,7771,524262
Hispanic1,58985555
Other Race1,16261128
Black366294
2+ Races3010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 85.76%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.74%.

Yoakum Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,795$32,180$24,122
Less Than 9th Grade$27,417$30,827$22,721
High School Graduate$26,725$32,022$24,844
Some College$32,313$46,165$23,897
Bachelors Degree$38,611$40,385$
Graduate Degree$$$

$29,795

Average Earnings

$32,180

Average Male

$24,122

Average Female

Yoakum Earnings by Educational Attainment

Yoakum Language by Age

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Yoakum Language

59.88% of Yoakum residents speak only English, while 40.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 39.02% of the population.

Yoakum Language

Yoakum Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,92471624.49%
Other2,17048822.49%
White2,09526412.60%
Multiple1345138.06%
Black719314.31%

17.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.44%

Male Poverty Rate

19.12%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Yoakum

The race most likely to be in poverty in Yoakum is Multiple, with 38.06% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Yoakum is Black, with 4.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 18.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.90%.

Yoakum Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.88%
High School17.48%
Bachelors or Greater8.95%
Some College3.85%

Yoakum Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed11.76%
Female Employed4.91%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Yoakum Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Yoakum Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,384$52,726
Families$45,154$58,383
Married Families$47,000-
Non Families$15,957$25,151
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Income by Household Type

Yoakum Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Yoakum Married by Age and Sex

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Yoakum Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Yoakum Marital Status by Race

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Yoakum Marital Status

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202

Number of Veterans

192

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam96
Second Gulf War49
Korea42
World War II8
First Gulf War5

Yoakum Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+98
65 to 7455
18 to 3434
35 to 5415
55 to 64

Yoakum Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1807.38%
Hispanic563.01%
Other Race181.32%
Black40.74%

Yoakum Veterans by Race

Yoakum Veterans by Education

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5.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

55.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Yoakum Veterans by Education

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61.4%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

7.1%

Unemployment Rate

Yoakum Employment by Age

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Yoakum Employment by Race

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Yoakum Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.55%

Born in Yoakum

86.42%

Native Born

13.58%

Foreign Born

13.16%

Non Citizen

0.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.42% of Yoakum residents were born in the United States, with 79.55% having been born in Texas. 13.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Yoakum Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,928-6-0.10%
20205,934-6-0.10%
20195,940-6-0.10%
20185,94620.03%
20175,944-28-0.47%
20165,972-4-0.07%
20155,976400.67%
20145,936270.46%
20135,909260.44%
20125,883540.93%
20115,829290.50%
20105,800690.12%
20005,7311200.21%
19905,611-537-0.91%
19806,1483930.66%
19705,7552,4365.66%
19603,319-1,912-4.45%
19505,2314981.01%
19404,733-923-1.77%
19305,656-528-0.89%
19206,1841,5272.88%
19104,6571,1582.90%
19003,4990.00%

Yoakum Population by Year