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Lawton, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Lawton had a population of 1,799 as of July 1, 2016. Lawton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lawton is located at latitude 42.1673 and longitude -85.8465 in Van Buren County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Lawton (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Van Buren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The Village of Lawton (GNIS ID: 2398404) 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 Village of Lawton is located within Township of Antwerp, a minor civil division (MCD) of Van Buren 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, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,799
Population in Households 1,692
Population in Familes 1,384
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 775
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 693
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 476
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 470 (59.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 223 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $123,239
Average Home Value $124,255


Median Household Income $45,204
Average Household Income $57,382
Per Capita Income $22,549
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.31%
Households -0.83% -0.32%
Families 0.65% -0.42%
Median Household Income   0.03%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lawton to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 322 54th
Population Density1 # 420 39th
Diversity Index2 # 105 85th
Median Household Income # 322 54th
Per Capita Income # 353 49th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.