General County Information

County Seat: Okemah

Named for a Creek town in Cleburn County, Alabama, Okfuskee County was originally part of the Creek Nation, Indian Territory. Much of its history is tied to that of the Creek Nation. For example, Thlopthlocco Town, established in the 1830s in this area in the Creek Nation, became the headquarters of Colonel D. H. Cooper's Confederate forces in 1861, prior to battles with Opothleyahola and the "Loyal Creeks." Also, Okemah, the county seat, is named for the Creek chief, Okemah, meaning "Big Chief." Two of Okemah's most noted residents were Leon Chase Phillips, 11th governor of Oklahoma, and legendary songwriter Woody Guthrie. Glen D. Johnson, a two-term Oklahoma Speaker of the House, is also from Okemah.

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

State Court Judges:
David N. Martin

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General Court Information: http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/start.asp?viewType=COUNTYINFO&county=OKFUSKEE
Search Court Cases: http://www.odcr.com/

Notable Verdicts

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 6.6%
December 2015: 5.7%
December 2014: 5.3%
December 2013: 6.5%
December 2012: 7.3%
December 2011: 8.2%
December 2010: 9.3%

Major Employers:
This community is so small that we have been unable to determine major industry and employers.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 5,296

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 23.9%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $36,216

State: 3,923,561
County: 12,248