General County Information

County Seat: Pawnee

Originally part of the Cherokee Outlet, Pawnee County lies between the Cimarron River on the south and the Arkansas River on the north. The lands were opened to settlement by lottery in 1892, and the county was designated County "Q." Later the name was changed to honor the Pawnee Indians who located here in the 19th century. At statehood, the county was created with an area slightly larger than Pawnee County, Oklahoma Territory. The county is primarily noted for agriculture and cattle. Today, Keystone Lake and the Pawnee Bill Museum in Pawnee, the county seat, are major tourist attractions along with Lone Chimney Lake south of Pawnee. The Burlington Northern Railroad and the Cimarron Turnpike provide ready access to the county.

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:
Patrick Pickerill

The judges from Tulsa county are also assigned to Pawnee. Sellers sits in Pawnee regularly. Although he is an ex-plaintiff attorney, he is a good, fair judge. He is also intellectually suited to be a judge. He was editor of the Law Journal at the University of Tulsa School of Law. *** [Please contact Steve Holden for further information.]

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 6.3%
December 2015: 5.4%
December 2014: 5.2%
December 2013: 5.4%
December 2012: 6.2%
December 2011: 7.2%
December 2010: 8.5%

Major Employers:
Pawnee Municipal Hospital
Cleveland Hospital
Columbia Windows

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 7,722

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 16.0%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $45,765

State: 3,923,561
County: 16,499