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. 43.23% of the Yoakum workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Yoakum is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Yoakum who work in office and administrative support (12.18%), healthcare suport services (8.26%), and management occupations (5.93%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Yoakum has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Yoakum has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Yoakum than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Yoakum may be for you.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.41 minutes getting to work every day.

Yoakum is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Yoakum has a very low overall level of education: only 9.44% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Yoakum in 2010 was $17,482, 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 $69,928 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 50.22% 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.

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

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