General County Information

County Seat: Altus

Formed in 1907 from a portion of the original disputed Greer County, Jackson County was named for the Confederate hero, General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. Altus, the county seat, lies in the heart of "irrigation country." Primary crops are cotton, wheat, and grain sorghum. Cattle and greyhounds are bred and raised in this area. Altus Air Force Base is the largest industry in the county. Higher education is provided by Western Oklahoma State College, a two-year accredited institution. Southwest Technology Center provides career-technical education for this region. Recreational opportunities are available 15 miles north of Altus at Quartz Mountain State Park and Lake Altus-Lugert.

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:
Clark E. Huey, Brad D. Leverett

Darby is fair and even-handed; should one day advance to the Court of Appeals. *** [Please contact Steve Holden for further information.]

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

Notable Verdicts

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 4.1%
December 2015: 4.0%
December 2014: 3.5%
December 2013: 5.1%
December 2012: 5.2%
December 2011: 5.6%
December 2010: 5.5%

Major Employers:
The county's economy has been based on farming and livestock since its inception. The major crops include cotton, wheat, corn, alfalfa, and hay. Barley and sorghum became major crops in the late 1940s. Livestock consisted of horses, cattle, mules, swine, and sheep. Altus Air Force Base is the county's largest non-farm employer. There were 16 manufacturers in the county by 2000. These included Altus Athletic Manufacturing and the Luscombe Aircraft Manufacturing plants, the Bar-S Foods Company, and the Republic Gypsum plant.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 12,148

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 17.2%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $41,560

State: 3,923,561
County: 26,056