Lawton, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lawton, Michigan - Basic Facts

The Village of Lawton had a population of 1,784 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,784
Daytime Population: Workers 1,094
Daytime Population: Residents 917
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,011
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.13
Population in Households 1,676
Population in Familes 1,368
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density2 769
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $46,690
Average Household Income $59,698
Per Capita Income $23,275


Total Housing Units 788 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 460 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 223 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $123,832
Average Home Value $129,565


Total Households 684
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 468
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 -0.87% -0.44%
Households -0.89% -0.47%
Families 0.33% -0.61%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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, 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 # 324 53rd
Population Density # 421 39th
Diversity Index # 109 84th
Median Household Income # 332 52nd
Per Capita Income # 366 47th

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