General County Information

County Seat: Arapaho

A part of the original Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation established by treaty in 1867, Custer County was named for General George A. Custer and was part of 3.5 million acres opened for settlement by the Land Run of April 19, 1892. Arapaho is the county seat. Both Clinton and Weatherford (15 miles east of Clinton) were established largely as a result of the westward expansion of the railroads. The Territorial government established a two-year college for training teachers at Weatherford. This college has become a four-year university offering some graduate degrees and a School of Pharmacy. The economy of Custer County is allied with oil and gas prices as the area lies atop the rich Anadarko Basin. Foss State Park and a Wildlife Refuge near Butler, as well as a large Imation facility near Weatherford and Freightliner and Doane's PetCare facilities in Clinton also contribute to the economy of the county.

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:
Donna L. Dirickson, Jill Carpenter Weedon

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 4.0%
December 2015: 3.9%
December 2014: 2.6%
December 2013: 3.4%
December 2012: 3.8%
December 2011: 3.7%
December 2010: 4.6%

Major Employers:
Primary industries include oil and gas and state parks. This community is so small that we have been unable to determine major employers.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 12,492

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 17.9%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $46,125

State: 3,923,561
County: 28,978