General County Information

County Seat: Waurika

Named for President Thomas Jefferson, this county was created from a portion of Comanche Chickasaw Nation. A marker on S.H. 70 in Waurika, the county seat, designates the 98th Meridian, the dividing line between Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory. Waurika, meaning "camp of clear water," was built at the junction of Beaver and Cow creeks, and is the site of Waurika Lake. Ringling was named for John Ringling, who built a railroad on this site to bring his circus to the area for its winter headquarters. Ryan was the site of the Jefferson County courthouse, built in 1894 by the Chickasaw Nation. Although an industrial base has been established, cattle, oil and agriculture are still the leading sources of income.

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:
Dennis Gay

Judges aside, the verdicts are generally low. ***[Please contact Steve Holden for further information].

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Notable Verdicts

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 6.8%
December 2015: 6.3%
December 2014: 3.9%
December 2013: 4.6%
December 2012: 4.9%
December 2011: 5.4%
December 2010: 7.0%

Major Employers:
Primary industries include agriculture and oil. 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: 3,390

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 19.9%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $33,449

State: 3,923,561
County: 6,333