Yoakum, TX
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Yoakum is a somewhat small city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 6,016 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Yoakum is the 323rd largest community in Texas.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Yoakum is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.77% of the Yoakum workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Yoakum is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yoakum who work in office and administrative support (9.95%), sales jobs (7.19%), and management occupations (5.61%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Yoakum spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.33 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Being a small city, Yoakum does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Yoakum has a very low overall level of education: only 9.78% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Yoakum in 2010 was $17,626, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $70,504 for a family of four.

Yoakum is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Yoakum home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Yoakum, accounting for 51.58% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Yoakum residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Yoakum include Czech, Irish, English, and Italian.

In addition, Yoakum has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.12%).

The most common language spoken in Yoakum is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.

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