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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

6,064

Households

2,178

Median Age

39

Population Growth Rate

1%

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Housing

Total Housing Units

2,581

Owner Occupied

1,491

Renter Occupied

687

Vacant

403

Median Home Value

$80,410


Average Home Value

$121,831

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Income

Median Household

2016

$39,005

2021

$43,063

Average Household

2016

$53,394

2021

$57,547

Per Capita

2016

$20,309

2021

$21,798

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Commute

Average Commute Time

13 min.

Drive Alone

1,909

Carpooled

460

Public

0

Work At Home

59

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

Workforce

Workers 16+

2,491

Graduates

High School

1,280

Associates

168

Bachelor's

363

Graduate

97

Total Employed

2,436

Total Businesses

239

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

3

Employed

8

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

14

Employed

79

Manufacturing

Businesses

6

Employed

165

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

15

Employed

102

Source:

ESRI, 2017-03-02

The Epicenter of Eagle Ford Shale Oil and Gas Production

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DeWitt and Gonzales Counties, both located in the GVEC service area, are among the top five oil producing counties of the Eagle Ford Shale. Major producers with established operations in the area include Enterprise Products, EOG Resources, and Kinder Morgan among others.