General County Information

County Seat: Mangum

Claimed by both Texas and the United States, Greer was adjudged by the U.S. Supreme Court to be part of Indian Territory in 1896 and was soon attached and opened for settlement. At the time of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention, the area was divided among Beckham, Greer, and Jackson counties. Following statehood, Greer County was further divided to create Harmon County. The county was named for John A. Greer, Lieutenant Governor of Texas. The first meeting of the United States and the Plains Indians took place July 21, 1834, in a local Wichita village on Devil's Canyon. In attendance were Lt. Jefferson Davis and artist George Catlin. Willis Granite Products, Inc. and the Mangum Brick Plant, located in the county seat, add to the economy. The first shelter belt in the U.S. was established north of Mangum in 1936. Quartz Mountain State Park, the Sandy Sanders Wildlife Area (founded in 1986 and containing 16,000 acres), and Lake Altus provide recreational opportunities. The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute takes place each June at Quartz Mountain Lodge, while the last weekend in April offers a rattlesnake derby and flea market at Mangum.

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:
Eric G. Yarborough

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General Court Information:

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 6.7%
December 2015: 6.3%
December 2014: 4.0%
December 2013: 5.3%
December 2012: 5.5%
December 2011: 5.9%
December 2010: 7.4%

Major Employers:
The county's economy has been based on farming and raising livestock. In 1907, the main crops were cotton, corn, oats, wheat, and alfalfa. Livestock raised includes cattle, horses, mules, swine, sheep, and goats. The Oklahoma State Reformatory is located in Granite in the county and provides some jobs.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 2,731

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 23.7%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $40,125

State: 3,923,561
County: 6,117