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Lawton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lawton had a population of 943 as of July 1, 2016. Lawton ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lawton is located at latitude 42.4769 and longitude -96.1851 in Woodbury County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lawton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woodbury County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

The City of Lawton (GNIS ID: 2395651) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Lawton is located within Township of Banner, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodbury County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lawton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lawton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 943
Population in Households 939
Population in Familes 826
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 1,321
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 352
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 263
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 288 (81.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 64 (18.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $203,646
Average Home Value $199,566


Median Household Income $69,684
Average Household Income $88,511
Per Capita Income $32,493
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.44%
Households 0.46% 0.34%
Families 1.61% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lawton, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawton to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 305 70th
Population Density1 # 153 85th
Diversity Index2 # 857 15th
Median Household Income # 82 92nd
Per Capita Income # 150 85th

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