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Lawton, Oklahoma (OK) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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16.9% of Lawton, OK residents had an income below the poverty level in 2017, which was 6.6% greater than the poverty level of 15.8% across the entire state of Oklahoma. Taking into account residents not living in families, 22.0% of high school graduates and 41.0% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 14.6% among disabled males and 22.8% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 73.4%. For comparison, it was 39.8% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Lawton, OK

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2017:
Lawton:

16.9%
Whole state:

15.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2017:
Lawton:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.7%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Lawton:

14.6%
Oklahoma:

17.1%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 21.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Lawton:

21.5%
Oklahoma:

30.0%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Lawton:

22.8%
Oklahoma:

21.5%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 17.1% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Lawton:

22.9%
Oklahoma:

29.6%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

73.4%
Residents above poverty level:

39.8%

Poverty by age in Lawton, OK

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lawton
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lawton,OK (percentage below poverty level)
  • 27.4%Under 5 years
  • 39.2%5 years
  • 23.7%6 to 11 years
  • 1.5%12 to 14 years
  • 8.3%15 years
  • 18.6%16 and 17 years
  • 11.9%18 to 24 years
  • 15.5%25 to 34 years
  • 16.7%35 to 44 years
  • 7.3%45 to 54 years
  • 15.4%55 to 64 years
  • 0.0%65 to 74 years
  • 7.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lawton
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lawton,OK (percentage below poverty level)
  • 27.7%Under 5 years
  • 13.7%5 years
  • 22.8%6 to 11 years
  • 26.8%12 to 14 years
  • 10.9%15 years
  • 30.7%16 and 17 years
  • 19.4%18 to 24 years
  • 14.0%25 to 34 years
  • 23.6%35 to 44 years
  • 10.7%45 to 54 years
  • 27.0%55 to 64 years
  • 14.1%65 to 74 years
  • 13.0%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lawton, OK
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lawton,OK (% below half of poverty level)
  • 11.0%Under 5 years
  • 7.8%5 years
  • 9.5%6 to 11 years
  • 10.1%12 to 14 years
  • 9.6%15 years
  • 9.9%16 and 17 years
  • 11.0%18 to 24 years
  • 6.2%25 to 34 years
  • 4.9%35 to 44 years
  • 5.7%45 to 54 years
  • 4.7%55 to 64 years
  • 3.1%65 to 74 years
  • 4.6%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Lawton, OK

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lawton, OK
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lawton, OK (%)
  • 13.0%White
  • 26.3%Black
  • 20.5%American Indian
  • 17.7%Asian
  • 10.4%Native Hawaiian
  • 15.9%Other race
  • 23.2%2+ races
  • 16.7%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lawton, OK
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lawton, OK (absolute numbers)
  • 5,719White
  • 4,954Black
  • 957American Indian
  • 426Asian
  • 57Native Hawaiian
  • 363Other race
  • 1,9432+ races
  • 2,210Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 17.8%Below poverty level
  • 82.2%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 3.8%Below poverty level
  • 96.2%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Lawton, OK

Children below poverty level:
Lawton, Oklahoma:

22.9%
State:

21.2%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Lawton:

22.0%
Oklahoma:

22.1%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Lawton:

41.0%
Oklahoma:

43.6%
Poor families by family type
  • 15.9%Married-couple family
  • 20.4%Male, no wife present
  • 63.7%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Lawton not in families by work experience
  • 5.1%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 40.8%Worked part-time
  • 54.2%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.3%Both worked full-time
  • 14.6%One full-time, other part-time
  • 21.8%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 14.1%Both worked part-time
  • 27.6%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 20.6%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.2%1999 to 2000
  • 4.0%1995 to 1998
  • 3.3%1990 to 1994
  • 9.9%1980 to 1989
  • 17.1%1970 to 1979
  • 19.0%1960 to 1969
  • 23.0%1950 to 1959
  • 14.2%1940 to 1949
  • 9.4%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.9%1999 to 2000
  • 4.7%1995 to 1998
  • 4.3%1990 to 1994
  • 14.9%1980 to 1989
  • 25.4%1970 to 1979
  • 21.6%1960 to 1969
  • 16.5%1950 to 1959
  • 7.4%1940 to 1949
  • 4.4%1939 or earlier
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