General County Information

County Seat: Anadarko

Caddo County was organized on August 6, 1901, when much of southwestern Oklahoma was opened by land lottery. Caddo comes from an Indian word, Kaddi, meaning "life" or "chief." The county is primarily agricultural and produces much of Oklahoma's peanuts, alfalfa and wheat. As one of the original five "Main Street" communities in the state, Anadarko, the county seat, has sought to establish the economic and historical restoration of its downtown area. It is the site of Western Farmers Electric Co-op, the largest industry in Caddo County. The American Indian Exposition, the largest event of its kind in the world, is held annually in Anadarko, as are the Southern Plains Indian Rendezvous Art Show and the Autumn Festival. There are three historical societies in Caddo County. They are: Cyril Historical Society in Cyril, Hinton Historical Society in Hinton, and the Philomathic Museum in Anadarko. The National Hall of Fame for American Indians and Tourist Information Center is located on Highway 62 in Anadarko.

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 A. Stephens, S. Wyatt Hill

Heavy Native American and farmer population*** [Please contact Steve Holden for further information.]

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Employment Information

Unemployment Rate:
December 2016: 5.0%
December 2015: 4.7%
December 2014: 4.4%
December 2013: 6.3%
December 2012: 6.0%
December 2011: 6.6%
December 2010: 7.4%

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Caddo County is home to cattle ranching and significant wheat and peanut farm operations with a few of the producers practicing environmentally friendly no-till or reduced tillage farming methods.There is also one winery and vineyard in the county.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,711,453
County Total: 13,183

Poverty Populations:
State: 16.1%
County: 21.3%

Median Household Income:
State: $48,568
County: $40,674

State: 3,923,561
County: 29,495