Lawton, Oklahoma Population 2020

92,543
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Lawton is a city located in Oklahoma. With a 2020 population of 92,543, it is the 6th largest city in Oklahoma and the 365th largest city in the United States. Lawton is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -4.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 96,867 in 2010. Lawton reached it's highest population of 98,455 in 2012. Spanning over 81 miles, Lawton has a population density of 1,136 people per square mile.

The average household income in Lawton is $61,256 with a poverty rate of 17.78%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $828 per month, and the median house value is $113,900. The median age in Lawton is 31.1 years, 29.7 years for males, and 32.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 107.4 males.

Lawton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Lawton was:

  • White: 58.49%
  • Black or African American: 20.36%
  • Two or more races: 10.02%
  • Native American: 5.00%
  • Asian: 2.80%
  • Other race: 2.69%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.63%
The current population of Lawton, Oklahoma is 92,543, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 92,859.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 96,867.

Lawton, Oklahoma Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2020123,416-1,391-1.13%
2019124,807-1,391-1.11%
2018126,198-1,391-1.10%
2017127,589-98-0.08%
2016127,687-2,351-1.84%
2015130,038-902-0.69%
2014130,940-214-0.16%
2013131,154-1,584-1.21%
2012132,7384750.36%
2011132,2636930.52%
2010131,5700.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White55,39258.49%
Black or African American19,28220.36%
Two or More Races9,48710.02%
American Indian and Alaska Native4,7385.00%
Asian2,6562.80%
Some Other Race2,5482.69%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander5940.63%
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Lawton Population Pyramid 2020

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Lawton Median Age

31.1


Total

29.7


Male

32.4


Female

Lawton Adults

There are 71,853 adults, (10,201 of whom are seniors) in Lawton.

Lawton Age Dependency

53.6

Age Dependency Ratio

16.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Lawton Sex Ratio

Female

45,662

48.22%

Male

49,035

51.78%

Lawton Households and Families

Lawton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Lawton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married58.7%41.3%
All46.6%53.4%
Non Family41.1%58.9%
Male40.7%59.3%
Female29.8%70.2%

46.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All32,9942.5946.6
Married13,7633.2758.7
Non Family12,4031.2841.1
Female5,1783.5729.8
Male1,6503.740.7

3.22

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Lawton Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8453.18%
9th to 12th Grade4,6818.07%
High School Graduate18,43131.76%
Some College16,26028.02%
Associates Degree4,1967.23%
Bachelors Degree7,58913.08%
Graduate Degree5,0278.66%
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Lawton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White32,85329,5807,607
Black11,43410,4452,361
Hispanic6,4265,462998
Multiple Races3,4793,060619
Native American2,9052,315345
Asian2,0111,605819
Other Race1,4591,181153
Islander374374101

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 40.73%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,006$39,919$26,014
Less Than High School$18,511$19,637$16,558
High School Grad$27,393$33,750$21,692
Some College$30,935$40,783$24,070
Bachelors Degree$41,672$51,727$37,538
Graduate Degree$51,297$64,859$41,146

$32,006

Average Earnings

$39,919

Average Male

$26,014

Average Female

Lawton Language

Lawton Language by Age

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Lawton Language

89.92% of Lawton residents speak only English, while 10.08% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.17% of the population.

Lawton Poverty

Lawton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White44,1906,07013.74%
Black17,1454,54126.49%
Multiple8,5561,99423.31%
Hispanic11,4081,73215.18%
Native4,37587119.91%
Asian2,35152622.37%
Other2,03531615.53%
Islander489265.32%

17.78%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.45%

Male Poverty Rate

20.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Lawton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Lawton is Black, with 26.49% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Lawton is Islander, with 5.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.28%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School28.20%
High School16.69%
Some College13.95%
Bachelors or Greater5.39%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.65%
Male Unemployed30.45%
Female Employed12.08%
Male Employed8.45%

Lawton Income

Lawton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,262$61,256
Families$57,213$69,587
Married Families$72,873$83,653
Non Families$31,859$44,364
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Lawton Marital Status

Lawton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.0%

Male Marriage Rate

41.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Lawton Married by Age and Sex

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Lawton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Lawton Marital Status by Race

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Lawton Veterans

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12,243

Number of Veterans

9,970

Male Veterans

2,273

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War5,407
First Gulf War4,369
Vietnam3,322
Korea508
World War II272
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 543,940
18 to 342,611
55 to 642,593
65 to 741,820
75+1,279
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Name Veterans % of Total
White7,89620.37%
Black2,80822.12%
Hispanic1,44419.65%
2 or More49310.41%
Indian3289.41%
Other31918.50%
Asian30715.27%
Hawaiian9227.71%

Lawton Veterans by Education

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8.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Lawton Employment Status

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64.6%

Labor Force Participation

49%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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42.21%

Born in Oklahoma

94.20%

Native Born

5.80%

Foreign Born

2.80%

Non Citizen

3.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.20% of Lawton residents were born in the United States, with 42.21% having been born in Oklahoma. 2.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202092,543-158-0.17%
201992,701-158-0.17%
201892,859-1,116-1.19%
201793,975-158-0.17%
201694,133-1,861-1.94%
201595,994-697-0.72%
201496,691-327-0.34%
201397,018-1,437-1.46%
201298,4552320.24%
201198,2233730.38%
201097,8505,0930.54%
200092,75712,1961.42%
199080,5615070.06%
198080,0545,5840.73%
197074,47012,7731.90%
196061,69726,9405.91%
195034,75716,7026.77%
194018,0555,9344.07%
193012,1213,1913.10%
19208,9301,1421.38%
19107,7880.00%