Yoakum County, TX

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Population

8,481

1.98% growth

Median Age

31.7


Median Household Income

$62,500

10.3% growth

Poverty Rate

12.3%


Number of Employees

3,755

3.73% growth

Median Property Value

$81,900

1.11% growth

About

In 2017, Yoakum County, TX had a population of 8.48k people with a median age of 31.7 and a median household income of $62,500. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Yoakum County, TX grew from 8,316 to 8,481, a 1.98% increase and its median household income grew from $56,655 to $62,500, a 10.3% increase.

The population of Yoakum County, TX is 65% Hispanic or Latino, 33.2% White Alone, and 1.6% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Yoakum County, TX speak a non-English language, and 81.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Yoakum County, TX is $81,900, and the homeownership rate is 77.5%. Most people in Yoakum County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Yoakum County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Yoakum County, TX employs 3.76k people. The largest industries in Yoakum County, TX are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (786 people), Retail Trade (369 people), and Educational Services (366 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,531), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,659).

Median household income in Yoakum County, TX is $62,500. Males in Yoakum County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Yoakum County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$62,500

2017 value

± $8,792

10.3%

1 Year Growth

± 20%

Households in Yoakum County, TX have a median annual income of $62,500, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,655 in 2016, which represents a 10.3% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Texas made 1.41 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Texas workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Yoakum County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Texas was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9502

  2. Census Tract 9501

  3. N/A

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Yoakum County, TX was Census Tract 9502 with a value of $63,535, followed by Census Tract 9501 and N/A, with respective values of $58,090 and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Yoakum County, TX (1.04k out of 8.48k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females < 5, followed by Males 35 - 44 and then Males 45 - 54.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    943 ± 228

  2. Hispanic

    639 ± 191

  3. Two Or More

    75 ± 105

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Yoakum County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

3.76k

2017 Value

± 457

3.73%

1 Year growth

± 16.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yoakum County, TX grew at a rate of 3.73%, from 3.62k employees to 3.76k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Yoakum County, TX, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (551 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (389 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (331 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Yoakum County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Yoakum County, TX, by number of employees, are Construction & Extraction Occupations (551 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (389 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (331 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Yoakum County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (6.47 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.95 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.83 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Yoakum County, TX, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($91,500), Management Occupations ($76,318), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($75,574).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.76k

2017 Value

± 457

3.73%

1 Year growth

± 16.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Yoakum County, TX grew at a rate of 3.73%, from 3.62k employees to 3.76k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Yoakum County, TX, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (786 people), Retail Trade (369 people), and Educational Services (366 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Yoakum County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Yoakum County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Yoakum County, TX, by number of employees, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (786 people), Retail Trade (369 people), and Educational Services (366 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Yoakum County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (38.7 times higher than expected), Utilities (7.57 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (6.46 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Yoakum County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($66,531), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,659).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $290B

  2. $217B

  3. $175B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $290B, followed by Gasoline ($217B) and Mixed freight ($175B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Texas products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$2.15T

2020 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

30.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Texas trade was $2.15T. This is expected to increase 30.2% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $97.1B

  2. $59.6B

  3. $38.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $97.1B, followed by Oklahoma with $59.6B and California and $38.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Texas shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

73.9% of the population of Yoakum County, TX has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 13.9% on Medicaid, 9.77% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 0.283% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Yoakum County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Yoakum County, TX see 4273 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.14% increase from the previous year (4143 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 8488 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4244 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,273 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Yoakum County, TX see an average of 4,273 patients per year. This represents a 3.14% increase from the previous year (4,143 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Yoakum County, TX in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

26.1%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

13.9%

Medicaid

9.77%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

0.283%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Yoakum County, TX grew by 9.38% from 23.8% to 26.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Yoakum County, TX changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Texas by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Yoakum County, TX is home to a population of 8.48k people, from which 81.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 22% of Yoakum County, TX residents were born outside of the country (1.87k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Yoakum County, TX is composed of 5.52k Hispanic or Latino residents (65%), 2.81k White Alone residents (33.2%), 136 Two or More Races residents (1.6%), 13 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.153%), 3 Asian Alone residents (0.0354%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 Black or African American Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.9

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Yoakum County, TX was 31.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Yoakum County, TX are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Yoakum County, TX residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

22%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.87k people

25.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.13k people

As of 2017, 22% of Yoakum County, TX residents (1.87k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Yoakum County, TX was 25.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Texas residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

81.9%

2017 Citizenship

79.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 81.9% of Yoakum County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Yoakum County, TX was 79.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    5.52k ± 185

  2. White Alone

    2.81k ± 107

  3. Two or More Races

    136 ± 106

In 2017, there were 1.96 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (5.52k people) in Yoakum County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.81k White Alone and 136 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Yoakum County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    67 ± 50

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    62 ± 88

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    21 ± 31

Yoakum County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Yoakum County, TX was $81,900 in 2017, which is 0.357 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $81,000 to $81,900, a 1.11% increase. The homeownership rate in Yoakum County, TX is 77.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Yoakum County, TX have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Yoakum County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$81,900

2017 Median

± $11,903

$81,000

2016 Median

± $8,095

In 2017, the median property value in Yoakum County, TX grew to to $81,900 from the previous year's value of $81,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Yoakum County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Yoakum County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $70k - $80k range.

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Household Income

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$62,500

Median Household Income

± $8,792

2.65k

Number of Households

± 359

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.65k households in Yoakum County, TX grew to $62,500 from the previous year's value of $56,655.

The following chart displays the households in Yoakum County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Yoakum County, TX distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Yoakum County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.5%

2017 Homeownership

76.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.5% of the housing units in Yoakum County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Yoakum County, TX compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

16 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Yoakum County, TX have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 5.14% of the workforce in Yoakum County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78%

  2. Carpooled

    16.8%

  3. Walked

    3.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Yoakum County, TX was Drove Alone (78%), followed by those who Carpooled (16.8%) and those who Walked (3.72%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Yoakum County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Yoakum County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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