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Lawton, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Lawton had a population of 925 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Lawton, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 925
Daytime Population: Workers 162
Daytime Population: Residents 448
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 610
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.66
Population in Households 922
Population in Familes 810
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 1,296
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $68,431
Average Household Income $87,959
Per Capita Income $32,412


Total Housing Units 352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 285 (81.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 6 ( 1.7%)
Median Home Value $197,845
Average Home Value $195,583


Total Households 346
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 259
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.26% 0.24%
Households 0.16% 0.17%
Families 1.17% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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, 2017 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 # 311 69th
Population Density # 162 84th
Diversity Index # 815 20th
Median Household Income # 111 89th
Per Capita Income # 165 84th

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