General County Information

County Seat: Duncan

Created at statehood from portions of Comanche County, Oklahoma Territory, and the Chickasaw Nation, Stephens County was named for John H. Stephens, a member of Congress from Texas and staunch advocate of Oklahoma statehood. The first permanent settler, Silas Fitzpatrick, sold his store to William Duncan, for whom the county seat was named in 1892. The county is served by U.S. 81 and S.H. 7, 29, and 53. Duncan Municipal Airport, OKT Railroad, and Oklahoma Transportation-Jefferson Bus Lines provide additional transportation links. The economy is based on agriculture (wheat, peanuts, cotton, cattle) and petroleum. Duncan, Marlow, and Comanche are the principal municipalities and each offers a wide range of goods and services. Halliburton Oil Field Services began in Duncan, and remains a major employer in the area.

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:
Jerry Herberger, Brent G. Russell

Judges aside, the verdicts are generally low. ***[Please contact Steve Holden for further information.]

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 8.8%
December 2015: 6.7%
December 2014: 3.6%
December 2013: 5.2%
December 2012: 5.1%
December 2011: 5.3%
December 2010: 6.7%

Major Employers:
Halliburton Oil Field Services

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 20,702

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 15.6%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $43,781

State: 3,923,561
County: 44,806