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The City of Yoakum, Texas is located across DeWitt and Lavaca Counties; 40 miles from the Port of Victoria and 125 miles from the Port of Corpus Christi.

Yoakum, Texas is home to Eddy Packing (national distributed meat packing company), Double D Ranchwear (nationally renowned designer women’s clothing), Circle Y Saddles and the Hochheim Prairie Insurance corporate headquarters.   The Yoakum High School girls golf team has qualified for the State Championship for the past 30 years and have brought home an unprecented 8 State Championships.

Yoakum Economic Development Corporation
Chuck Dart, Executive Director
361.293.6321

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Demographics

Total Population

6,007

Households

2,169

Median Age

39

Population Growth Rate

0%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Housing

Total Housing Units

2,571

Owner Occupied

1,490

Renter Occupied

679

Vacant

402

Median Home Value

$82,740


Average Home Value

$124,530

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Income

Median Household

2017

$42,157

2022

$45,208

Average Household

2017

$56,865

2022

$64,504

Per Capita

2017

$21,717

2022

$24,539

Cost of living

86.60%

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

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Commute

Average Commute Time

13 min.

Drive Alone

1,807

Carpooled

537

Public

0

Work At Home

44

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

Workforce

Workers 16+

2,457

Graduates

High School

1,278

Associates

185

Bachelor's

418

Graduate

111

Total Employed

2,346

Total Businesses

227

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

3

Employed

8

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

13

Employed

67

Manufacturing

Businesses

7

Employed

173

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

13

Employed

94

Source:

ESRI, 2018-05-09

The Guadalupe Valley is Rich with Texas History

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Come and Take It 

 

Gonzales, TX is home to the infamous and historically significant “Come and Take It” cannon and flag. On October 2, 1835, the little cannon fired the first artillery shot for Texas Independence which led to the annexation of more land to the United States than all the shots fired during the American Revolution.