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Overview

Introduction to Yoakum, Texas

Yoakum, Texas, in Lavaca county, is 34 miles N of Victoria, Texas (center to center) and 76 miles SE of Austin, Texas.

Yoakum History

The land on which Yoakum is now located was given to John May by the Coahuila and Texas government. The town was laid out in 1887 during the construction of the San Antonio and Arkansas Pass Railway. It was named in honor of Benjamin F. Yoakum, the general manager and vice president of the line. A post office was established in 1887. In 1889, the town was incorporated, and L. W. Thomas was the first mayor.

Yoakum and Nearby Attractions

  • Presidio La Bahia
  • Lavaca Historical Museum
  • Yoakum Heritage Museum
  • Sebastopol House State Historic Site
  • Texas Zoo

Things To Do In Yoakum

The Greek revival house that was built in 1856 is located at the Sebastopol House State Historic Site. The 13 acre site where Col. J.W. Fannin laid down arms before the Mexicans in 1836 is also accessible from the city. The colonel and 341 soldiers were put to death seven days after the Battle of Coleto. Canoeing, swimming, tubing, camping, fishing, and picnicking opportunities are available at the Palmetto State Park on the San Marcos River. The nearby Lockhart State Park has a golf course.

Yoakum Transportation

Victoria Regional is the nearest airport.

Yoakum Higher Education

University of Houston - Victoria, Victoria College, and Texas State University are located close to Yoakum.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,865
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+2,466
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married47.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.8%
Median Earnings25+$25,901
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,108
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,457

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,722
% Above Poverty Level84.4%
% Below Poverty Level15.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone29.6%
Median Gross Rent$620
Median House Value$68,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.5%
German11.3%
Czech8.4%
Irish6.9%
English2.5%
Italian1.1%
Scottish0.9%
Polish0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Canadian0.5%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
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Yoakum Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lavaca County
Standard Zip Codes77995
Phone Area Codes361
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude29.29
Approximate Longitude-97.14

Yoakum Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationYOAKUM
Distance2.1 miles
Jan Temp40 to 62 F
Apr Temp57 to 80 F
Jul Temp71 to 94 F
Oct Temp58 to 83 F
Annual Precip40.9 inches
StationHALLETTSVILLE 2 N
Distance16.7 miles
Jan Temp42 to 64 F
Apr Temp58 to 80 F
Jul Temp73 to 94 F
Oct Temp60 to 83 F
Annual Precip42.2 inches
StationFLATONIA
Distance26.1 miles
Jan Temp42 to 62 F
Apr Temp59 to 79 F
Jul Temp73 to 95 F
Oct Temp61 to 82 F
Annual Precip38.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cuero8,429$56,563
Gonzales7,440$53,016
Hallettsville2,572$50,179
Moulton932$65,859
Shiner2,219$57,461

Yoakum Public Libraries

Carl & Mary Welhausen Library
810 FRONT ST
Yoakum, Texas
(361) 293-5001

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Yoakum Hospitals

Yoakum Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
1200 Carl Ramert Drive

Yoakum Public Schools

G O A L S Program
315 E Gonzales St
ZIP: 77995
(361) 275-9926
Other
G O A L S Program
402 Hubbard
ZIP: 77995
(361) 275-3639
Yoakum H S
104 Poth St
ZIP: 77995
(361) 293-3442
High
Total Enrollment 461
Yoakum Int
208 Aubrey St
ZIP: 77995
(361) 293-2741
Primary
Total Enrollment 353
Yoakum J H
103 Mckinnon
ZIP: 77995
(361) 293-3111
Middle
Total Enrollment 361
Yoakum Pri
701 W Grand Ave
ZIP: 77995
(361) 293-2011
Primary
Total Enrollment 467

Yoakum Private Schools

St Joseph Elementary School
310 Orth St
ZIP: 77995
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
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