General County Information

County Seat: Hobart

Located in southwestern Oklahoma, Kiowa County was formed in 1901 from part of the original Kiowa-Comanche-Apache Indian Reservation area, and was named for the Kiowa Indian tribe. Cattle, agriculture, and cash crops are the major sources of income for the county. Special annual events held in Hobart, the county seat, include the Kiowa County Junior Livestock Show, the Arts-Crafts Festival, the Hobart Birthday Celebration, the Kiowa County Free Fair, and several Shortgrass Theater productions. The county was also home to author N. Scott Momaday and the Kiowa Tribal Museum and Headquarters in Carnegie.

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:
Norman L. Russell

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General Court Information:

Notable Verdicts

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 5.3%
December 2015: 4.9%
December 2014: 3.5%
December 2013: 4.6%
December 2012: 5.1%
December 2011: 5.0%
December 2010: 5.4%

Major Employers:
Primary industries include agriculture. 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: 5,172

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 21.1%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $39,909

State: 3,923,561
County: 9,302