General County Information

County Seat: Poteau

Once part of the Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, LeFlore County is diverse in its topography. With rugged hills, narrow valleys and productive farmland, there is a gentle blending of modern days and old ways. Many towns were established as a result of railroad expansion. There are two hospitals, seven libraries, a two-year college, three vocational schools, five newspapers, a veteran's center, and numerous clinics. Manufacturing produces such items as refrigerator parts, instrument panels, crackers, and cattle feed. Carl Albert State College offers courses to more than 2,000 full- and part-time students annually. Poteau, the county seat, was home to late Senator Robert S. Kerr. Tourism is an important aspect of the economy. The Heavener Runestone and Spiro Mounds are well-known historic sites, as are stops on the old Butterfield Trail. Hailed as the first transcontinental link between East and West, several stops are still found in the northern part of the county. The Ouachita National Forest dominates the southern half of the county.

State District Court Information
Favorability to Defendant: 4
Ratings Guide: 1=Extremely Favorable 2=Moderately Favorable 3=Neutral 4=Moderately Unfavorable 5=Extremely Unfavorable

State Court Judges:
Marion D. Fry, Mike Hogan, Jennifer McBee

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General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=LE%20FLORE
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Notable Verdicts

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 6.5%
December 2015: 6.3%
December 2014: 6.0%
December 2013: 8.1%
December 2012: 9.2%
December 2011: 8.4%
December 2010: 9.1%

Major Employers:
Primary industries include farming, agriculture, and manufacturing. 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: 21,754

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 19.3%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $36,490

State: 3,923,561
County: 49,899