Lawton Fort Sill is the largest metropolitan area in Southwest Oklahoma.
Fort Sill was established in 1869 for stationing cavalry troops during the Indian Wars and is the oldest military installation in Oklahoma. Lawton was founded in 1901 when the Kiowa-Comanche reservation was opened for settlement.
The average high temperature in July is 95 degrees, the average low temperature in January is 26 degrees. The area receives an average of 28 inches of rain and two inches of snowfall each year. Lawton Fort Sill sits 1,142 feet above sea level.
Lawton is centrally located in the heart of southwest Oklahoma. Fort Sill is located on its northern border and flows into the distinctive Wichita Mountains. Five highways connect Lawton Fort Sill. Interstate 44 leads north to Oklahoma City or south to Wichita Falls, Texas. State Highway 62 leads west to Altus. State Highway 7 leads east to Duncan. Highways 71 and 281 connect to other nearby communities.
Cost of Living
In 2014, the cost of living in Lawton was 94.2% of the national average, with housing costs at only 91.0% of the national average.
The population of Lawton as of Census 2014 was 97,149
As of the Census 2013, the average household size in Lawton was 2.48 persons. 64.5% of households are families. The median household income was $37,197. As of 2011, 20.5% of Lawton’s population aged 18 and older were civilian veterans of the military.
Fort Sill MWR & Patriot Club
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Lawton Public Schools
EZ Go Stores – Johnson Oil Co
Comanche County Memorial Hospital
Halliburton Serco Inc.
Duncan Public Schools
City of Lawton
Southwestern Medical Center
The Geo Group
Comanche Nation Casino
Great Plains Technology Center
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Fort Sill National Bank
Apache Casino Hotel
Family Dollar Distribution Center
City National Bank
Department of Transportation