General County Information

County Seat: Taloga

Part of the original Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation, Dewey County was designated by Treaty of 1867 and opened to settlement by the Land Run of April 19, 1892. The county was named for Admiral George Dewey. Taloga, an Indian word meaning "beautiful valley," is the county seat. Divided from east to west by both the North and South Canadian rivers, the construction of bridges was important to the growth of the county and did not occur until later years. Sparsely populated, the land is used for agriculture and cattle raising with some horse ranches and many oil and gas wells.

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:
Rick Bozarth

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General Court Information:

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 3.2%
December 2015: 3.6%
December 2014: 2.5%
December 2013: 3.7%
December 2012: 3.1%
December 2011: 3.5%
December 2010: 4.2%

Major Employers:
The county economy has centered on agriculture since it began to be settled. Principal crops have included corn, cotton, wheat, broomcorn, Kaffir corn, and oats. Truck farmers in the eastern part of the county grew tomatoes, watermelons, apples, blackberries, and other small fruits. Livestock (cattle, horses, mules, sheep and goats) raising had become important by the 1930s. These products were still economically important by the turn of the 21st Century. Mineral extraction included oil and gas production (mainly in the 1940s and 1950s), bentonite, gypsum, clay and sand. In 2000, Dewey County had only two manufacturing businesses that employed more than ten people.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 2,439

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 13.1%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $50,904

State: 3,923,561
County: 4,863