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Lawton, Oklahoma - Basic Facts

The City of Lawton is the 5th largest city in Oklahoma with a population of 96,339 as of July 1, 2017. Lawton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oklahoma. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lawton is located at latitude 34.617 and longitude -98.4204 in Comanche County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lawton (see map below) encompass a land area of 81.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Comanche County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,112 feet.

The City of Lawton (GNIS ID: 2411638) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oklahoma is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Lawton is located within Lawton Division of Comanche County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lawton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lawton, OK Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 96,339
Daytime Population: Workers 57,751
Daytime Population: Residents 46,625
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 104,376
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.08
Population in Households 86,296
Population in Familes 68,302
Population in Group Qrtrs 10,043
Population Density2 1,189
Diversity Index3 72


Median Household Income $46,867
Average Household Income $62,256
Per Capita Income $24,422


Total Housing Units 40,048 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,135 (40.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,459 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,455 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $120,482
Average Home Value $150,144


Total Households 34,593
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 22,055
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.08% -0.24%
Households -0.12% -0.29%
Families -0.28% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.57%
Per Capita Income   2.18%

Lawton, OK - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawton to the other 731 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oklahoma by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 5 99th
Population Density # 110 85th
Diversity Index # 29 96th
Median Household Income # 238 68th
Per Capita Income # 247 66th

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