General County Information

County Seat: Shawnee

Settled by Seminole, Creek, Citizen Band Potawatomi, Absentee Shawnee, Kickapoo, and Sac and Fox Indian tribes, this area was opened to white settlement in the Land Run of September 22, 1891, and was designated County "B." The county name was changed by vote in 1892 to honor the Pottawatomi Indians and means "people of the place of fire." Tecumseh, originally the county seat, soon lost to the fast growing community of Shawnee which was also in competition for the state capitol. City fathers even went so far as to build a proposed governor's mansion. The oil and railroad industries were vital to the development of some Pottawatomie County towns and the decline of others, but agriculture has remained a mainstay of the county's economy. Pottawatomie County has two institutions of higher education.

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:
Dawson Engle, Tracy McDaniel, David Cawthon

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

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 4.3%
December 2015: 4.1%
December 2014: 4.1%
December 2013: 5.1%
December 2012: 5.3%
December 2011: 5.7%
December 2010: 6.3%

Major Employers:
Primary industries include agriculture. 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: 29,692

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 17.0%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $44,688

State: 3,923,561
County: 71,136