Lawton, OK

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
127,314
0.164% 1-year growth
US Senator
James Lankford
Republican Party
US Senator
Markwayne Mullin
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
33.8
0.595% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.8%
1.21% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,196
4.96% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$143,200
9.98% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
48,132
3.1% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Lawton, OK had a population of 127k people with a median age of 33.8 and a median household income of $57,196. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lawton, OK grew from 127,105 to 127,314, a 0.164% increase and its median household income grew from $54,494 to $57,196, a 4.96% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lawton, OK are White (Non-Hispanic) (55.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (9.66%), White (Hispanic) (4.94%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (4.03%).

None of the households in Lawton, OK reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.8% of the residents in Lawton, OK are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lawton, OK are Cameron University (717 degrees awarded in 2022), Great Plains Technology Center (162 degrees), and Eves College of Hairstyling (57 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lawton, OK was $143,200, and the homeownership rate was 55.7%.

Most people in Lawton, OK drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Lawton, OK was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Lawton, OK is home to a population of 127k people, from which 97.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.27% of Lawton, OK residents were born outside of the country (6.71k people).

In 2022, there were 4.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.7k people) in Lawton, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.8%
2022 Citizenship
97.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.8% of Lawton, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lawton, OK was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lawton, OK
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    70.7k ± 362
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    17.6k ± 655
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    12.3k ± 886
14%
Hispanic Population
17.8k people

In 2022, there were 4.02 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (70.7k people) in Lawton, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 17.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 12.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

14% of the people in Lawton, OK are hispanic (17.8k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lawton, OK as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,193 ± 7,747 people
  2. Vietnam
    12,454 ± 2,736 people
  3. India
    10,765 ± 2,544 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 102,193 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 12,454 and India with 10,765.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.27%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
6.71k people
5.45%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
6.93k people

As of 2022, 5.27% of Lawton, OK residents (6.71k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lawton, OK was 5.45%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,902 ± 667
  2. Vietnam
    3,139 ± 356
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,758 ± 342

Lawton, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lawton, OK employs 48.1k people. The largest industries in Lawton, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,867 people), Retail Trade (5,331 people), and Educational Services (4,997 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,870), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($59,444), and Manufacturing ($58,226).

Males in Oklahoma have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,245. The income inequality in Oklahoma (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

48.1k
2022 Value
± 1,652
−3.1%
1 Year decline
± 5.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lawton, OK declined at a rate of −3.1%, from 49.7k employees to 48.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lawton, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,854 people), Management Occupations (4,494 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (4,388 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lawton, OK.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

48.1k
2022 Value
± 1,652
−3.1%
1 Year decline
± 5.01%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lawton, OK declined at a rate of −3.1%, from 49.7k employees to 48.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lawton, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,867 people), Retail Trade (5,331 people), and Educational Services (4,997 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lawton, OK, though some of these residents may live in Lawton, OK and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,595
Median earning men ± $2,388
$32,173
Median earning women ± $1,894

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($62,500), Manufacturing ($60,968), and Public Administration ($59,616).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($52,143), Public Administration ($46,234), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,912).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.57%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.72M people employed in Oklahoma. This represents a 2.57% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Oklahoma.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 870
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 719
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 525
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Oklahoma went to Donald J. Trump with 65.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (32.3%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.58%).

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing the state of Oklahoma. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Oklahoma

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James Lankford
Senator from Oklahoma3
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
Took office following the resignation of Tom Coburn.
Markwayne Mullin
Senator from Oklahoma2
Assumed office on January 3, 2023
Took office following the resignation of Jim Inhofe.

James Lankford and Markwayne Mullin are the senators currently representing Oklahoma.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Oklahoma over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Oklahoma

Oklahoma is currently represented by 5 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Oklahoma have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Lawton, OK awarded 936 degrees. The student population of Lawton, OK in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,324 male students and 2,378 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lawton, OK are White (486 and 53.2%), followed by Black or African American (142 and 15.6%), Hispanic or Latino (112 and 12.3%), and Two or More Races (70 and 7.67%).

The largest universities in Lawton, OK by number of degrees awarded are Cameron University (717 and 76.6%), Great Plains Technology Center (162 and 17.3%), and Eves College of Hairstyling (57 and 6.09%).

The most popular majors in Lawton, OK are General Business Administration & Management (105 and 11.2%), General Psychology (59 and 6.3%), and Information Technology (54 and 5.77%).

The median tuition cost in Lawton, OK for a public four year colleges is $5,025 for in-state students and $14,445 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,702 students enrolled in Lawton, OK, 35.8% men and 64.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,771 records, of which 66.5% were women and 33.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 59 degrees awarded
  2. 43 degrees awarded
  3. 35 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lawton, OK was General Psychology with 59 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lawton, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 717 degrees awarded
  2. 162 degrees awarded
  3. 57 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cameron University with 717 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 344 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lawton, OK, which is 0.581 times less than the 592 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 486 degrees mean that there were 3.42 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 142 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($5,025) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,680) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.873% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.779% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (965k), Some college (734k), and Bachelors Degree (494k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lawton, OK was $143,200 in 2022, which is 0.508 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $130,200 to $143,200, a 9.98% increase. The homeownership rate in Lawton, OK is 55.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lawton, OK have an average commute time of 18.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lawton, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lawton, OK is $57,196. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lawton, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $82,364, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $80,565 and $80,150.

Property

$143,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,082
$25,891
Median Property Taxes
±$1,028

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lawton, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Lawton, OK compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.7%
Homeownership
2022
67.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 55.7% of the housing units in Lawton, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 54.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lawton, OK was Canadian County, OK with a value of $82,364, followed by Logan County, OK and McClain County, OK, with respective values of $80,565 and $80,150.

The following map shows all of the counties in Lawton, OK colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$57,196
Median Household Income
± $1,407
46.5k
Number of Households
± 1,515

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.5k households in Lawton, OK grew to $57,196 from the previous year's value of $54,494.

The following chart displays the households in Lawton, OK distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lawton, OK is from Oklahoma.
0.456
2022 Wage GINI in Oklahoma
0.453
2021 Wage GINI in Oklahoma

In 2022, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.507% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Oklahoma was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Oklahoma in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.7%)
  3. Carpooled (9.5%)

In 2022, 76% of workers in Lawton, OK drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.7%) and those who carpooled to work (9.5%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lawton, OK have a shorter commute time (18.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% of the workforce in Lawton, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lawton, OK distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lawton, OK have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lawton, OK (19.7k out of 117k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lawton, OK is White, followed by Two Or More and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

87.3% of the population of Lawton, OK has health coverage, with 29.2% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 20.6% on non-group plans, and 13.5% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see 1627 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.914% decrease from the previous year (1642 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1601 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 237 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,627 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Oklahoma

Primary care physicians in Oklahoma see an average of 1,627 patients per year. This represents a 0.914% decrease from the previous year (1,642 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Oklahoma in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.6% under 18 years, 21.7% between 18 and 34 years, 36.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.7%
Uninsured
29.2%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
10.7%
Medicare
20.6%
Non-Group
13.5%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lawton, OK declined by 3.05% from 13.1% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lawton, OK changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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