General County Information

County Seat: Fairview

Major County was created at statehood from the southern portion of Woods County, Oklahoma Territory, and named for John C. Major, a member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Fairview, the county seat, takes its name from its scenic location east of the Glass Mountains, a major tourist attraction in the county. Several companies manufacture products ranging from oil drilling equipment to industrial loaders and steel truck bodies.

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:
Tim Haworth

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 4.0%
December 2015: 3.0%
December 2014: 2.1%
December 2013: 3.1%
December 2012: 3.8%
December 2011: 3.9%
December 2010: 4.4%

Major Employers:
The county's economy has historically been based on agriculture, specifically wheat farming, poultry raising, and cattle ranching. Major crops have included corn, wheat, Kaffir corn, broomcorn, and alfalfa. The Hallren Poultry and Creamery founded in Fairview in 1936 was the county's largest employer by the late 1950s. Oil and gas production have significantly bolstered the county economy, especially around the Ames Structure and the Ringwood oil field.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 3,663

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 10.8%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $51,571

State: 3,923,561
County: 7,700