Yoakum, Texas

According to fun-wiki,¬†Yoakum is located in the heart of Lavaca County, Texas, about 55 miles southeast of Austin. The city is situated on the banks of the Yoakum Creek, in a region known as South Central Texas. Yoakum’s climate is characterized by hot summers and mild winters, with average temperatures ranging between 65-95 degrees Fahrenheit. The city has a rich history that dates back to the mid-1800s when it was first established by German immigrants. Political power in Yoakum is held by an elected mayor and a five-member city council. The economy is largely driven by agriculture and ranching, with local businesses providing goods and services to meet the needs of residents and visitors alike. Education is provided by two public schools – Yoakum High School and Yoakum Middle School – as well as numerous private schools in the area.

Yoakum also has a number of landmarks that have been around for many years. The most notable is the historic courthouse square, which includes several 19th century buildings such as St. Mary’s Catholic Church, which was built in 1891; the old county jail; and several other structures from the same era. There are also several parks located throughout town that offer recreational activities such as swimming pools, playgrounds, picnic areas, and sports fields. Finally, there are several museums in town that highlight local history, including the Lavaca County Historical Museum and the Texas Czech Heritage Museum. All these attractions make Yoakum an interesting place to visit or live!

Population: 5,731. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,720 (-0.2% change)
Males: 2,727 (47.6%), Females: 3,004 (52.4%)

DeWitt County

Zip code: 77995

Median resident age: 35.3 years
Median household income: $25,680
Median house value: $48,800

Races in Yoakum:

  • White Non-Hispanic (53.5%)
  • Hispanic (33.9%)
  • Other race (12.4%)
  • Black (11.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: German (16.2%), Czech (10.7%), Irish (9.8%), United States (4.0%), English (2.9%), Italian (1.1%).

Land area: 4.6 square miles

Yoakum, Texas


Yoakum, Texas is a small town located in the southeastern part of Texas. It has a population of approximately 5,500 people, according to the 2010 census. The majority of the population (over 85%) is white, with Hispanics making up 10% and African Americans making up 4%. The median age for Yoakum residents is 36 years old. The median household income for the town is $37,000 per year and the poverty rate is slightly below the national average at 17%. Education levels are fairly high in Yoakum with nearly 70% of adults over 25 having earned at least a high school diploma or equivalent. Additionally, over 20% have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher.

The town is known for its friendly atmosphere and sense of community. Residents enjoy outdoor activities such as fishing in nearby rivers and lakes, camping in local parks and hunting in nearby wildlife preserves. There are also several local festivals each year that bring visitors from all over Texas to enjoy music and food from around the state. Yoakum also has an active arts scene with many galleries and art studios throughout town. The local library offers plenty of activities for children as well as adults including book clubs, movie nights and other educational events.

For population 25 years and over in Yoakum

  • High school or higher: 62.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Yoakum city

  • Never married: 22.0%
  • Now married: 55.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 11.5%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

7.9% Foreign born (7.7% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +84 (+1.5%).


Hospital/medical center in Yoakum:


Other hospitals/medical centers near Yoakum:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Yoakum:

  • VICTORIA REGIONAL (about 35 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Abbreviation: VCT)
  • AUSTIN-BERGSTROM INTL (about 72 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Abbreviation: AUS)
  • SAN ANTONIO INTL (about 93 miles; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Abbreviation: SAT)

Other public-use airports nearest to Yoakum:

  • YOAKUM MUNI (about 2 miles; YOAKUM, TX; Abbreviation: T85)
  • HALLETTSVILLE MUNI (about 16 miles; HALLETTSVILLE, TX; Abbreviation: 34R)
  • CUERO MUNI (about 17 miles; CUERO, TX; Abbreviation: T71)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Yoakum:

  • VICTORIA COLLEGE (about 35 miles; VICTORIA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,511)
  • SOUTHWEST TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY (about 69 miles; SAN MARCOS, TX; Full-time enrollment: 18,822)
  • COASTAL BEND COLLEGE (about 73 miles; BEEVILLE, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,150)
  • WHARTON COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE (about 74 miles; WHARTON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,124)
  • SAINT EDWARD’S UNIVERSITY (about 79 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,870)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (about 80 miles; AUSTIN, TX; Full-time enrollment: 46,503)
  • BLINN COLLEGE (about 81 miles; BRENHAM, TX; Full-time enrollment: 8,448)


Public high school in Yoakum:

  • YOAKUM HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 503; Location: 102 MC KINNON ST; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Yoakum:

  • YOAKUM PRIMARY (Students: 430; Location: 102 MC KINNON ST; Grades: PK – 02)
  • YOAKUM JUNIOR HIGH (Students: 321; Location: 102 MC KINNON ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • YOAKUM INTERMEDIATE (Students: 311; Location: 102 MC KINNON ST; Grades: 03 – 05)

Private primary/middle school in Yoakum:

  • ST JOSEPHS ELEMENTARY SCH (Students: 180; Location: 310 ORTH ST; Grades: PK – 8)


Library in Yoakum:

  • CARL & MARY WELHAUSEN LIBRARY (Operating income: $70,862; Location: 810 FRONT ST; 24,669 books; 491 audio materials; 899 video materials; 38 serial subscriptions)