General County Information

County Seat: Buffalo

Part of the area opened in the Land Run of September 16, 1893, Harper County was named for Oscar G. Harper, clerk of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. The mainstay of the Harper County economy is agriculture, but the production of oil and gas also plays an important economic role. Prime cattle are in evidence throughout the area's feed yards. A modern veterinarian clinic and hospital with facilities for large animal surgery is close at hand. Located on the old Military Trail from Fort Supply to Fort Dodge, Buffalo, the county seat, is 12 miles south of the Kansas line and approximately 30 miles from Texas. With many of its original stone buildings still in use, Buffalo is the home of the State Highway Department's Sixth Division Headquarters. Two schools, the Harper County Community Hospital, and an airport, are located in Buffalo. Laverne also has an airport.

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:
Aric Alley

*** [Please contact Steve Holden for further information.]

General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=HARPER

Notable Verdicts

Morelaw is a free reporting service that plaintiff and defense lawyers use. So, it is not necessarily a representative cross-section of verdicts. In our opinion, the plaintiff's bar reports favorable outcomes more frequently than the defense bar reports favorable outcomes. www.morelaw.com

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 3.9%
December 2015: 2.6%
December 2014: 2.3%
December 2013: 3.5%
December 2012: 3.6%
December 2011: 3.6%
December 2010: 4.2%

Major Employers:
Primary industries include agriculture, oil and gas. 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: 1,889

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 9.8%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $48,359

State: 3,923,561
County: 3,766