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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    A
  3. Housing
    A
  4. Nightlife
    C
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Yoakum County is located in Texas with a population of 8,481. Yoakum County is one of the best places to live in Texas. Living in Yoakum County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Yoakum County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Yoakum County are above average.
Population
8,481

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$81,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$735
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    23%
  • Own
    77%
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Yoakum County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    61.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    163
    500.1
  • Theft
    692.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    40.7
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    20%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    30%
    13%

Working in Yoakum County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$62,500
National
$55,322

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