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Lawton is a village in Van Buren County, in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area.

The community was named after Nathan Lawton, landowner

The latitude of Lawton is 42.167N. The longitude is -85.846W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 791 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,854.


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Median household income
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$36,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lawton demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Paw Paw Station
· South Paw Paw
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 11. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 5.9 per 1,000 people.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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19% of Lawton residents report German ancestry, and 10% 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 $15,600, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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12% of Lawton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Lawton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $371.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $855.


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Van Buren County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Lawton political report.

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The average commute time for Lawton workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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