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General County Information

County Seat: Holdenville

Located in southeastern Oklahoma, Hughes County was created at statehood and named for W. C. Hughes, a member of the Oklahoma Constitutional Convention. Holdenville is the county seat. Holdenville and Wetumka lakes provide recreational opportunities for the county, while other areas are available for hunting deer, dove, quail, duck, rabbit, and squirrel. Annual events of interest in Holdenville include the IRA Rodeo and Hog Wild Days and, in Wetumka, Suckers Days.

State District Court Information

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Favorability to Defendant: 3

Ratings Guide: 1=Extremely Favorable 2=Moderately Favorable 3=Neutral 4=Moderately Unfavorable 5=Extremely Unfavorable

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Notable Verdicts

Morelaw is a free reporting service that plaintiff and defense lawyers use. So, it is not necessarily a representative cross-section of verdicts. In our opinion, the plaintiff's bar reports favorable outcomes more frequently than the defense bar reports favorable outcomes.

Date: 11/05/05
Case Style: Raney v. A&M Express, L.L.C.
Judge: George W. Butner
Outcome: $1,000,000
Description: Automobile accident with soft-tissue injuries.

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Unemployment Rate:

Unemployment Rate:
May 2018: 4.8%
December 2017: 5.2%
December 2016: 6.8%
December 2015: 6.9%
December 2014: 6.6%
December 2013: 7.6%
December 2012: 7.8%
December 2011: 9.2%
December 2010: 9.8%

Major Employers:
Agriculture and cattle raising have long been important to the county economy. Primary crops have been cotton, wheat, corn, oats, peanuts, and soybeans. The most important other employers in the county are: Davis Correctional Center (which is operated by Corrections Corporation of America), Tyson Foods, Wes Watkins Technology Center, and Aquafarms, which has since gone out of business.

Demographic Information

Housing Units:

State Total: 1,734,066
County Total: 6,245

Poverty Populations:
State: 15.8%
County: 23.6%

Median Household Income:
State: $49,767
County: $38,425

State: 3,943,079
County: 13,302

These materials are intended merely as an aid to better understand the counties in Oklahoma. The opinions of other lawyers in the state may vary from the opinions contained herein. The demographical information and jury verdicts in this report were obtained through public websites. All other information is the express opinion of Holden Litigation. Please contact Steve Holden for further information on the opinions expressed herein.