Lawton, Michigan

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Population in 2022: 1,794 (91% urban, 9% rural).
Population change since 2000: -3.5%
 
Males: 894  (49.8%)
Females: 900  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

46.2 years
Michigan median age:

40.3 years

Zip codes: 49065.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $51,640 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Lawton:

$51,640
MI:

$66,986

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $28,358 (it was $15,600 in 2000)

Lawton village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $157,175 (it was $83,900 in 2000)
Lawton:

$157,175
MI:

$224,400

Median gross rent in 2022: $807.

March 2022 cost of living index in Lawton: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 11.3%
(11.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lawton, MI (2022)
    • 1,58684.8%White alone
    • 1357.2%Hispanic
    • 583.1%Two or more races
    • 321.7%Black alone
    • 301.6%American Indian alone
    • 130.7%Asian alone

Races in Lawton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 33 registered sex offenders living in Lawton, Michigan as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lawton is 50 to 1.


Crime rates in Lawton by year

Type

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(157.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(105.4)
2
(107.0)
1
(53.2)
2
(107.3)
1
(53.8)
3
(161.3)
1
(54.1)
1
(55.6)
1
(55.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
2
(111.5)
1
(52.6)
2
(105.3)
3
(158.1)
2
(107.0)
1
(53.2)
1
(53.6)
4
(215.1)
6
(322.6)
3
(162.4)
3
(166.8)
6
(333.3)
3
(167.5)
2
(108.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(501.7)
9
(473.7)
6
(316.0)
9
(474.4)
7
(374.3)
3
(159.6)
9
(482.8)
5
(268.8)
3
(161.3)
9
(487.3)
12
(667.0)
5
(277.8)
4
(223.3)
7
(378.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
42
(2,341)
32
(1,684)
34
(1,790)
43
(2,267)
25
(1,337)
29
(1,543)
33
(1,770)
47
(2,527)
33
(1,774)
27
(1,462)
33
(1,834)
17
(944.4)
24
(1,340)
15
(810.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
6
(334.4)
4
(210.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(159.6)
3
(160.9)
3
(161.3)
1
(53.8)
2
(108.3)
3
(166.8)
1
(55.6)
7
(390.8)
1
(54.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(55.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(52.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(106.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(53.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index177.8254.2114.8239.9186.6138.8230.2218.8280.1177.0211.2172.8134.084.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 246.1. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Lawton, MI

Crime rate in Lawton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2021, including police officers: 4 (4 officers - 4 male; 0 female).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.23
Michigan average:

1.86
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Ancestries: German (22.8%), Irish (9.3%), American (8.8%), Polish (8.1%), English (5.8%), Scottish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 790 feet

Land area: 2.26 square miles.

Population density: 794 people per square mile   (low).

Lawton, Michigan map

51 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.8% Asia, 0.6% Europe).

This village:

2.7%
Michigan:

6.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2022: $2,386 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2022: $2,112 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Kalamazoo, MI (15.5 miles , pop. 77,145).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fort Wayne, IN (84.0 miles , pop. 205,727).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (96.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Paw Paw, MI (2.0 miles ),
Mattawan, MI (2.1 miles ),
Decatur, MI (2.8 miles ),
Marcellus, MI (3.1 miles ),
Lawrence, MI (3.3 miles ),
Schoolcraft, MI (3.4 miles ),
Gobles, MI (3.7 miles ),
Portage, MI (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 42.17 N, Longitude: 85.85 W

Area code: 269

Distribution of median household income in Lawton, MI in 2022
Distribution of house value in Lawton, MI in 2022
Lawton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2022: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2021: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2020: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2019: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2018: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2016: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $75,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $115,000
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2003: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $89,000
  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $89,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lawton, MI residents
Average permit cost in Lawton, MI
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

4.5%
Michigan:

3.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +132 (+7.6%).
Most common industries in Lawton, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.0%)
  • Food (10.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.6%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Educational services (4.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.6%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.3%)
  • Food (8.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Lawton, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Child care workers (4.4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Lawton, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lawton, Michigan environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2022 was 85.5. This is about average.

City:

85.5
U.S.:

72.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2022 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2022 was 10.3. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

8.1

Tornado activity:

Lawton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Michigan state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Lawton village center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1956, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.7 miles away from the village center killed 18 people and injured 340 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lawton-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/2015 at 16:23:07, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MW, Depth: 2.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 21.9 miles away from Lawton center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 278.6 miles away from Lawton center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 136.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 255.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 278.6 miles away from the city center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 244.4 miles away from Lawton center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Van Buren County (11) is smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lawton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Lawton:

  • BRONSON NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (99 WALKER ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lawton:

  • BRONSON LAKEVIEW HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; PAW PAW, MI)
  • LAKEVIEW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; PAW PAW, MI)
  • SHERWOOD PLACE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • TENDERCARE KALAMAZOO (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • FMC - OSHTEMO (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • DAVITA - KALAMAZOO WEST (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • HEARTLAND HEALTH CARE CENTER-KALAMAZOO (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; KALAMAZOO, MI)

Airports located in Lawton:

Amtrak stations near Lawton:

  • 17 miles: KALAMAZOO (459 N. BURDICK ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service.
  • 17 miles: BANGOR (541 RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.
  • 19 miles: DOWAGIAC (100 RAILROAD DR.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Lawton:

  • Kalamazoo Valley Community College (about 10 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,369)
  • Western Michigan University (about 15 miles; Kalamazoo, MI; FT enrollment: 20,840)
  • Lake Michigan College (about 29 miles; Benton Harbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Andrews University (about 30 miles; Berrien Springs, MI; FT enrollment: 3,103)
  • Kellogg Community College (about 37 miles; Battle Creek, MI; FT enrollment: 4,078)
  • University of Notre Dame (about 38 miles; Notre Dame, IN; FT enrollment: 12,214)
  • Indiana University-South Bend (about 40 miles; South Bend, IN; FT enrollment: 5,563)

Public high schools in Lawton:

  • LAWTON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 356, Location: 101 BLUE PRIDE DR, Grades: 8-12)
  • LAWTON ACCELERATED ACADEMIC CENTER (Location: 100 NORTH NURSERY STREET, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Lawton:

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Library in Lawton:

  • LAWTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $141,095; Location: 125 SOUTH MAIN STREET; 41,416 books; 281 audio materials; 523 video materials; 49 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lawton: Lawton Golf Club (A), Lawton Fire Department (B), Lawton Police Department (C), Lawton Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lawton include: Evangelical Mennonite Church (A), Saint Paul's United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Oak Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Lawton include: Lewis Park (1), Houppert Winery Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Charlie Maxwell - Baseball player.

Van Buren County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lawton and their reported violations in the past:

LAWTON COMMUNITY CENTER (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-11-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-12-2013), St Public Notif issued (JUL-12-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-02-2013), St Tech Assistance Visit (4 times from AUG-13-2013 to OCT-04-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
MIRACLE CAMP (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Tech Assistance Visit (2 times from MAR-20-2012 to MAR-21-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-26-2012), St Public Notif issued (MAR-26-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (4 times from MAR-26-2012 to MAY-15-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-17-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-18-2012), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-18-2012)
THE SUNSHINE PLACE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lawton that have no violations reported:

  • PACKER HONEE BEAR 80-0296 (Population served: 101, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MOBILE HOME BEACH (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PIONEER POINT CAMPGROUND (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

62.6%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

7.9%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
114 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Lawton in 2000:

  • 119 people in nursing homes
  • 71 people in other group homes
  • 59 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Lawton (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: Lawton Branch at 104 North Main Street, branch established on 1922/01/01. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Lawton:

Marital status in Lawton, MI
  • Never married: 26.9%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Lawton:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Michigan average:

11.0

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2022
Means of transportation to work in 2022 - Lawton
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lawton, MI (based on Van Buren County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic12,9437
Evangelical Protestant7,57568
Mainline Protestant5,33729
Other5779
Black Protestant4944
None49,332-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Van Buren County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 16
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 40
Here:

5.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 61
Van Buren County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.4%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.5%
State:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lawton:

49.7%
Michigan:

50.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lawton:

46.2%
Michigan:

47.9%

Average BMI:
Lawton:

28.3
Michigan:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lawton:

21.3%
Michigan:

20.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

10.8%
State:

10.4%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lawton:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

32.3%
Michigan:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

56.0%
Michigan:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.8%
Michigan:

79.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lawton, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Streets and Highways 6$28,004$56,0080$0
Police Protection - Officers 4$17,642$52,9264$323
Local Libraries 1$3,875$46,5004$3,430
Other Government Administration 1$7,512$90,14415$781
Financial Administration 1$6,583$78,9961$1,362
Police - Other 0$0 2$1,033
Totals for Government 13$63,616$58,72226$6,928

Lawton government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Sewerage: $590,000 ($328.87)
    Police Protection: $386,000 ($215.16)
    Regular Highways: $253,000 ($141.03)
    Libraries: $128,000 ($71.35)
    Central Staff Services: $100,000 ($55.74)
    Financial Administration: $69,000 ($38.46)
    General - Other: $55,000 ($30.66)
    General Public Buildings: $28,000 ($15.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($14.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000 ($5.57)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Regular Highways: $13,000 ($7.25)
    Other - General - Other: $4,000 ($2.23)
    Other - Police Protection: $1,000 ($0.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Libraries: $3,000 ($1.67)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($1.11)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $600,000 ($334.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($21.18)

Lawton government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $438,000 ($244.15)
    Other: $16,000 ($8.92)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $106,000 ($59.09)
    Highways: $31,000 ($17.28)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $20,000 ($11.15)
    Fines and Forfeits: $14,000 ($7.80)
    Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($5.02)
    Donations From Private Sources: $5,000 ($2.79)
    Rents: $2,000 ($1.11)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $202,000 ($112.60)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $194,000 ($108.14)
    General Local Government Support: $187,000 ($104.24)
    Other: $44,000 ($24.53)
  • Tax - Property: $666,000 ($371.24)
    Other License: $30,000 ($16.72)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $9,000 ($5.02)

Lawton government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,024,000 ($1128.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,928,000 ($1074.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $216,000 ($120.40)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,000 ($66.89)

Lawton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,552,000 ($1422.52)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lawton:

  • WKLZ (1470 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQSN (1660 AM; 10 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKZO (590 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNWN (1560 AM; daytime; 4 kW; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WKMI (1360 AM; 5 kW; KALAMAZOO, MI)
  • WOOD (1300 AM; 20 kW; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPNW (1260 AM; 10 kW; ZEELAND, MI; Owner: LANSER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHLY (1580 AM; 10 kW; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: TIMES COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lawton:

  • W247AM (97.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WAYK (88.3 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFAT (96.5 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • W258AH (99.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDOW-FM (92.1 FM; DOWAGIAC, MI; Owner: JASON COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMUK (102.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WQLR (106.5 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FAIRFIELD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZUU (92.3 FM; ALLEGAN, MI; Owner: FORUM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCT (93.7 FM; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNSN (101.5 FM; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WRKR (107.7 FM; PORTAGE, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCSY-FM (98.3 FM; SOUTH HAVEN, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)
  • WBYT (100.7 FM; ELKHART, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WIRX (107.1 FM; ST. JOSEPH, MI; Owner: WSJM, INC.)
  • WIDR (89.1 FM; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY)
  • WLKM-FM (95.9 FM; THREE RIVERS, MI; Owner: IMPACT RADIO, LLC)
  • WKFR-FM (103.3 FM; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WAUS (90.7 FM; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: ANDREWS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOFR (89.5 FM; SCHOOLCRAFT, MI; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • WZBL (103.7 FM; HARTFORD, MI; Owner: WSJM INC)

TV broadcast stations around Lawton:

  • WGVK (Channel 52; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWMT (Channel 3; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WRDY-LP (Channel 69; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLLA (Channel 64; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: CHRISTIAN FAITH BROADCAST, INC.)
  • WOTV (Channel 41; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WXMI (Channel 17; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WBND-LP (Channel 57; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WBND-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOOD-TV (Channel 8; GRAND RAPIDS, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WMWB-LP (Channel 25; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WMWB-TV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSJV (Channel 28; ELKHART, IN; Owner: WSJV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WNIT (Channel 34; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNDU-TV (Channel 16; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: MICHIANA TELECASTING CORP.)
  • WSBT-TV (Channel 22; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: WSBT, INC.)
  • WHME-TV (Channel 46; SOUTH BEND, IN; Owner: LESEA BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26BX (Channel 26; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WYGN-LP (Channel 12; BERRIEN SPRINGS, MI; Owner: GOOD NEWS TELEVISION)
  • WOKZ-CA (Channel 50; KALAMAZOO, MI; Owner: WOOD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)

Lawton fatal accident list:

Jul 1, 2003 07:45 AM, Sr-40, Lat: 42.156882, Lon: -85.851720, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Aug 17, 2001 10:07 AM, Sr-40, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
Oct 8, 1983 00:30 AM, 40, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Sep 7, 1982 05:05 PM, Second, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 19, 1980 07:50 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1,210Total average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lawton)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Lawton, MI)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • Lawton TS, Lat: 42.126194 Lon: -85.848028, Type: Ltower, Structure height: 115.8 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WQKM631,
    Assigned Frequencies: 3650.00 MHz, Grant Date: 06/05/2019, Expiration Date: 10/17/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/19/2020, Certifier: Jason D Griffith, Registrant: American Electric Power Service Corporation, 850 Tech Center Drive, Gahanna, OH 43230, Phone: (614) 883-7265, Fax: (614) 883-6917, Email:

  • Lawton TS, 80th Avenue, East Of M-40 (Lat: 42.126194 Lon: -85.848028), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 115.8 m, Overall height: 121.9 m, Call Sign: WQTT827, Licensee ID: L00268142,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5955.08 MHz, 6024.27 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 6024.27 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 5955.08 MHz, 6024.27 MHz, 6226.89 MHz, 5955.08 MHz, 6024.27 MHz... (+7 more), Grant Date: 01/18/2024, Expiration Date: 04/10/2034, Certifier: Trish Snider, Registrant: Indiana Michigan Power Company

  • TIMOTHY & LYNNE SAPP, 25101 Cr 354 (Lat: 42.139361 Lon: -85.797083), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WRKB878,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, Grant Date: 12/08/2020, Expiration Date: 12/08/2030, Certifier: Kevin Hetrick, Registrant: At&t Services, Inc., 208 S Akard St, 20f, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Email:


FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 62548 31st Street (Lat: 42.213083 Lon: -85.853333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: KRM951,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.240 MHz, Grant Date: 06/15/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/21/2002, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia, Registrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lawton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Lawton)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$134,6671$170,76016$140,9021$41,1801$65,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$175,1800$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$77,0300$04$145,9251$39,1000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$03$199,6530$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$192,8800$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.02

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$163,9801$130,570
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$103,7500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.02

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lawton, MI
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lawton, MI - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 23. The highest number of reported fires - 43 took place in 2004, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Lawton, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Other (37.0%), and Structure Fires (30.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lawton, MI
    • 14337.0%Other
    • 11930.8%Structure Fires
    • 9223.8%Outside Fires
    • 328.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lawton, MI
Most common first names in Lawton, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John4377.4 years
William2778.2 years
Robert2574.5 years
James2570.5 years
Helen2580.4 years
Charles2471.8 years
Dorothy2185.2 years
Mary2080.6 years
George1880.6 years
Donald1569.9 years
Most common last names in Lawton, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1277.8 years
Johnson1178.0 years
Miller1080.5 years
Williams982.0 years
Cornish885.0 years
Cook878.5 years
Grimm872.7 years
Prehn877.0 years
Jones775.8 years
Reynolds776.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lawton, MI
  • 84.6%Utility gas
  • 11.2%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.8%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lawton, MI
  • 53.6%Utility gas
  • 38.9%Electricity
  • 5.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Other fuel


Lawton compared to Michigan state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Lawton on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms (population 1,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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