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Lawton is a city in Comanche County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Maj. Gen. Henry W. Lawton.
The latitude of Lawton is 34.608N. The longitude is -98.39W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,109 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 91,730.
The local economy has long relied heavily on nearby Fort Sill.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Lawton demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Comanche County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lawton area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 73507 ZIP code.
14% of Lawton residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lawton ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lawton was $15,397, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Lawton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Lawton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $374. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.
Libraries in Lawton include Kathleen Wyatt Nicholson Branch Library, Lawton Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Lawton include Lawton Constitution
TV stations in Lawton include KSWO.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KCCU.
Comanche County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lawton political report.
The average commute time for Lawton workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lawton between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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