Yoakum County

Yoakum County, Texas

PO Box 309
Plains, TX 79355
Phone: (806) 456-2721
Fax: (806) 456-2258

On southwestern border of TX panhandle, southwest of Lubbock; created Aug 21, 1876 from Bexar County; organized 1907. Name Origin: For Col. Henderson King Yoakum (1810-56), army officer in Indian and Mexican wars, and trustee of Austin College (1849-56)

Area (sq mi):: 799.76 (land 799.75; water 0.01) Population per square mile: 9.30
Population 2005: 7,408 State rank: 186 Population change: 2000-20005 1.20%; 1990-2000 -16.70% Population 2000: 7,322 (White 51.80%; Black or African American 1.40%; Hispanic or Latino 45.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 27.90%). Foreign born: 16.60%. Median age: 34.10
Income 2000: per capita $14,504; median household $32,672; Population below poverty level: 19.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,330-$24,514
Unemployment (2004): 5.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 15.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 15.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Net proceeds may be used by the company to expand its horizontal San Andres play in Yoakum County, Texas, for additional leasehold acquisitions in the Permian Basin, drilling of a San Andres horizontal oil well along with a Devonian salt water disposal well and other field infrastructure as well as for general working capital purposes.
RiverBank Conservation, LLC said it has secured formal approval of the first and only permanent mitigation property in West Texas under the requirements of the USFWS Lesser Prairie Chicken (LPC) Conservation Guidance, in conjunction with Tomahawk Conservation Bank, a partnership with two private ranching families in Yoakum County, Texas that totals 2,740 acres.
A human burial from Yoakum County in northwest Texas was recently discovered and analyzed.
It is the intention of this study to provide paleopathological data recently obtained from the burial site found in Yoakum County, Texas; data that was recovered within the context of forensic anthropological services.
13 mi N, 12 mi E of Plains, Yoakum County, Texas, 9 July 1987, one specimen (TTU 11448).
One of the Tatum fires eventually spread across the Texas state line into Yoakum County where a residence was threatened.