General County Information

County Seat: Boise City

Cimarron County was formed at statehood and named for the Cimarron River. The name Cimarron is a Mexican-Apache word meaning "wanderer." For many years, present-day Cimarron County was a part of "No Man's Land," an area populated with few settlers and regulated by virtually no law. Sheep and cattle ranchers entered this area long before it was opened to homesteaders, and today, farming and ranching constitute the economic base of the county. In 1943, Boise City, the county seat, was accidentally bombed by U.S. servicemen from Dalhart Army Base. Cimarron County is also the site of Black Mesa, the highest point in Oklahoma. The county also holds the distinction of being the only one in the United States to be bordered by four other states -- Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, and Texas.

State District Court Information
Favorability to Defendant: 1
Ratings Guide: 1=Extremely Favorable 2=Moderately Favorable 3=Neutral 4=Moderately Unfavorable 5=Extremely Unfavorable

State Court Judges:
Ronald L. Kincannon

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General Court Information:

Notable Verdicts

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 1.9%
December 2015: 1.8%
December 2014: 2.4%
December 2013: 3.2%
December 2012: 4.0%
December 2011: 3.5%
December 2010: 3.0%

Major Employers:
The county economy has been largely based on cattle ranching and agriculture throughout its history. Wheat and grain sorghum are the most important crops. The Dust Bowl devastated the county during the 1930s, but the economy has since recovered. Oil and natural gas production became important in the 1950s, and a gas plant near Keyes began producing helium in 1959. In 2000, Cimarron County had the ninth largest per capita income of all Oklahoma counties. Cimarron is one of 25 dry counties in the state.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 1,573

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 17.0%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $46,680

State: 3,923,561
County: 2,341