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Lawton, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Lawton is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Van Buren County at latitude 42.1673 and longitude -85.8465. Van Buren County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The formal official name is the Village of Lawton, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lawton, Michigan.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lawton indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Lawton, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,759
Population in Households 1,652
Population in Familes 1,356
Population in Group Qrtrs 107
Population Density1 758
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 681
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 469
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 462 (58.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 219 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $106,395
Average Home Value $107,522


Median Household Income $50,186
Average Household Income $59,847
Per Capita Income $22,658
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -1.8% -0.96%
Households -1.62% -0.9%
Families 0.61% -1.05%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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, 2014 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 # 325 53rd
Population Density1 # 422 39th
Diversity Index2 # 106 85th
Median Household Income # 209 70th
Per Capita Income # 303 56th

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