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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 2022, which was 7.2% greater than the poverty level of 15.7% across the entire state of Oklahoma. 14.3% of high school graduates and 35.7% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 29.7% among disabled residents. The renting rate among poor residents was 67.8%. For comparison, it was 44.8% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Lawton, OK

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2022:
Lawton:

16.9%
Whole state:

15.7%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2022:
Lawton:

7.3%
Whole state:

7.4%

Poverty rate among disabled residents:
Lawton:

29.7%
Oklahoma:

21.8%
Disability rate in this city among poor residents (it is 17.8% among residents who are not classified as poor):
Lawton:

35.7%
Oklahoma:

24.5%

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

67.8%
Residents above poverty level:

44.8%

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)
  • 18.1%Under 5 years
  • 13.8%5 years
  • 16.6%6 to 11 years
  • 36.4%12 to 14 years
  • 33.5%15 years
  • 5.8%16 and 17 years
  • 14.2%18 to 24 years
  • 17.9%25 to 34 years
  • 18.9%35 to 44 years
  • 21.3%45 to 54 years
  • 10.3%55 to 64 years
  • 16.1%65 to 74 years
  • 3.3%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)
  • 13.2%Under 5 years
  • 0.0%5 years
  • 16.2%6 to 11 years
  • 22.4%12 to 14 years
  • 32.4%15 years
  • 12.1%16 and 17 years
  • 23.0%18 to 24 years
  • 13.9%25 to 34 years
  • 16.0%35 to 44 years
  • 21.2%45 to 54 years
  • 16.3%55 to 64 years
  • 16.9%65 to 74 years
  • 12.5%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)
  • 6.7%Under 6 years
  • 5.6%6 to 11 years
  • 9.7%12 to 17 years
  • 6.4%18 to 24 years
  • 7.2%25 to 34 years
  • 8.6%35 to 44 years
  • 10.3%45 to 54 years
  • 8.3%55 to 64 years
  • 4.1%65 to 74 years
  • 3.9%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 (%)
  • 14.0%White
  • 22.6%Black
  • 25.9%American Indian
  • 19.3%Asian
  • 48.2%Native Hawaiian
  • 22.4%Other race
  • 21.1%2+ races
  • 19.9%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)
  • 5,641White
  • 3,372Black
  • 959American Indian
  • 449Asian
  • 242Native Hawaiian
  • 802Other race
  • 3,4872+ races
  • 2,536Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 17.4%Below poverty level
  • 82.6%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 5.6%Below poverty level
  • 94.4%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Lawton, OK

Children below poverty level:
Lawton, Oklahoma:

17.8%
State:

19.5%
Poverty rate among high school graduates:
Lawton:

14.3%
Oklahoma:

11.3%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school:
Lawton:

35.7%
Oklahoma:

28.7%
Poor families by family type
  • 37.3%Married-couple family
  • 16.7%Male, no wife present
  • 45.9%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Lawton not in families by work experience
  • 9.3%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 26.3%Worked part-time
  • 64.4%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 10.3%Both worked full-time
  • 5.7%One full-time, other part-time
  • 37.5%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 6.4%Both worked part-time
  • 9.7%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 30.3%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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