Alfalfa
General County Information

County Seat: Cherokee

Alfalfa county is named for William H. "Alfalfa Bill" Murray, president of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention and ninth Governor of Oklahoma. Cherokee was chosen as the county seat by an election in 1909. While the principal agricultural products are wheat and grain sorghums, cattle raising, alfalfa hay, manufacturing, and oil production also contribute to the economy of the area. Churches, Lions Club, Future Farmers of America, Farm Bureau, and other groups represent an active segment of the community. Places of interest include the Cherokee Salt Plains and the Great Salt Plains Lake and recreation area, located on the Salt Fork of the Arkansas River. Other points of interest include the Byron State Fish Hatchery, and the artesian water well. Places of historic interest include: the Union Valley Church, Locust Grove School, and an original sod house, all more than 100 years old. Cherokee celebrated its centennial in 2001.

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

State Court Judges:
Loren E. Angle

Comments:
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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 3.0%
December 2015: 2.6%
December 2014: 2.0%
December 2013: 3.1%
December 2012: 2.9%
December 2011: 3.5%
December 2010: 4.5%

Major Employers:
Primary industries include agricultural and energy production. The county is the second largest producer of winter wheat among all the counties in Oklahoma. The USDA estimated the county's winter wheat production at 5,957,000 bushels for 2015. The USDA also listed the county as the state's seventh largest producer of sorghum in 2015, at 702,000 bushels. Alfalfa county remains a major producer of petroleum and natural gas. In 2012, it was second (surpassed only by neighboring Woods County) in production of natural gas for Oklahoma counties, with an output of 419,606,514 Mcf (thousand cubic feet). It is also a major producer of crude oil, with total output of 3,395,396 barrels in 2012, which was fifth among Oklahoma counties.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:
State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 2,743

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 14.6%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $50,156

Populations:
State: 3,923,561
County: 5.755