General County Information

County Seat: Ada

Created at statehood, this south central county, Pontotoc, has a Chickasaw name meaning "cat tails growing on the prairie." The county was named after the original home of the Chickasaw Indians in Mississippi. Ada, the county seat, is the home of the Chickasaw Nation, one of the ten largest Native American tribes in the country. The county has a rich blend of agriculture and industry. Quarter horses and cattle attract buyers from across the U.S. and the area's natural resources of limestone, shale, silica sand, and clay have attracted manufacturers of glass, cement, and brick. Many diverse businesses, including Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc. are located in the county. Underground springs from the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer furnish an abundant pure water supply, and the county is also the hub of some of Oklahoma's richest oil and gas production.

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:
Lori L. Jackson, Greg Pollard

Landrith, a fair and even-handed judge. *** [Please contact Steve Holden for further information.]

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

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 3.7%
December 2015: 3.4%
December 2014: 3.6%
December 2013: 4.9%
December 2012: 5.3%
December 2011: 5.2%
December 2010: 5.7%

Major Employers:
Cattle ranching was one of the most important economic activities in this area up through the territorial period. Agriculture rose to prominence in the early 20th century, with cotton being the most important crop. Cattle raising reemerged as the major industry, and the county is sometimes called "Hereford Heaven." Other important economic activities include limestone quarrying, cement production, light manufacturing, services, and government. The city of Ada is the headquarters of the Chickasaw Nation, and the base of the Carl Albert Indian Health System.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 16,776

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 15.4%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $43,261

State: 3,923,561
County: 38,055