Cimarron County

Cimarron County, Oklahoma

Courthouse Sq PO Box 145
Boise City, OK 73933
Phone: (580) 544-2251
Fax: (580) 544-2251

In the OK panhandle; organized Nov 16, 1907 from Beaver County. Name Origin: For the Cimarron River, which flows across the northern part of the county. Meaning and application of the term are uncertain. The river may have been called in Spanish el rio de los carneros cimarron 'River of the Wild Sheep'; or it is possibly a Mexican-Apache word meaning 'wanderer.'

Area (sq mi):: 1841.17 (land 1835.04; water 6.13) Population per square mile: 1.50
Population 2005: 2,833 State rank: 77 Population change: 2000-20005 -10.00%; 1990-2000 -4.60% Population 2000: 3,148 (White 81.00%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 15.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 13.40%). Foreign born: 10.30%. Median age: 39.30
Income 2000: per capita $15,744; median household $30,625; Population below poverty level: 17.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,499-$21,325
Unemployment (2004): 3.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 14.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Cimarron County had the state's lowest jobless rate in March with 1.7%.
Materials and Methods--From 2006-2008, field surveys were conducted in Cimarron County, Oklahoma, during the period from late April-early July.
Only the four lights at the corners of the Cimarron County courthouse shone bright.
(1990) reported specimens from Cimarron County. New records are presented for the counties of Delaware, Kiowa, and Roger Mills.
In Oklahoma, Cimarron County comes in second at $342 million, compared with Texas County at $1.14 billion.
During the 1920s and 1930s, numerous rockshelters and shallow caves in the black Mesa area at the northwestern corner of Cimarron County, Oklahoma (36[degrees]56'N, 102[degrees]59'W), were partly excavated or looted in searches for archeological materials.
ochrogaster in Cimarron County, at the western end of the Oklahoma Panhandle, and Manning and Jones (1988) found the species in the Texas Panhandle.
Cimarron County had the lowest unemployment rate in the state for February at 1.8 percent.
-- Four specimens of the western small-footed myotis were listed from Cimarron County by Mares (1990:423, under M.