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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C
  12. Commute
    A
Lawton is a town in Oklahoma with a population of 94,697. Lawton is in Comanche County. Living in Lawton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lawton there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Lawton and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Lawton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$113,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$828
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    53%
  • Own
    47%
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Lawton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    666.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    96.6
    40.7
  • Robbery
    131
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,098.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,159.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    326.4
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    15%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    10%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    35%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    32%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    11%
    13%

Working in Lawton

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$47,262
National
$55,322
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What I like about Lawton is how relatively cheap and my family here. It's not a super big city so everything is 15-30 minutes from me, including traffic. What I dislike about Lawton is that there is not much to do for teenagers and young adults here, most teens and young adults get bored and begin being violent and destroying the city and each other. I would like there to be more safe, productive activities here for younger people. I would like to see more positive changes and more organizations for the less fortunate community that we have in Lawton. I would like to see Lawton become a place that people want to stay in, not run from or a place that people want to stay in and not only stay because they are forced to and cannot afford to make it out.
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The city itself is very convenient, especially if you live within the city limits. The school systems are advancing in their way, but, surely things are changing for the better. Everything you need happens to be close and central. Shopping is excellent. There are many choices for vegans, meat eaters, and cheap stop-n-go places. The community is friendly in certain areas but, of course, there are dangerous areas to steer clear of for raising kids or retirement. The neighbors around us are quiet plus very private, but, we all look out for each other. The college the Lawton offers is terrific; it is the college I attend. The safety on campus is lovely, and the teachers and school officials are genuine; you can feel it on campus.
Lawton homes the army base, Fort Sill. Although it is a small city with limited attractions, there is a wide selection of educational advancement opportunities. Once in-rolled, one can focus on their academic career as there is little distraction.