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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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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.
12% of Lawton residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Lawton, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $371. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $855.
Libraries in Lawton include Lawton Public Library ... View libraries
Van Buren 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 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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