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Welcome to Lawton Fort Sill! We’re excited you’re considering moving to our area. We’re happy to help you make connections in our area and to show you why we love our town. Our website has a lot of information about living here for you to explore. You can also contact the Chamber office via email or by calling 580-355-3541 for more information.

First Impressions

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.

Top Employers

Fort Sill
Fort Sill MWR & Patriot Club
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Lawton Constitution
Lawton Public Schools
EZ Go Stores – Johnson Oil Co
Comanche County Memorial Hospital
Halliburton Serco Inc.
Duncan Public Schools
Northrop Grumman
City of Lawton
Southwestern Medical Center
The Geo Group
Comanche Nation Casino
Great Plains Technology Center
Bar-S Foods
Comanche County
Oklahoma Department of Human Services
Fort Sill National Bank
Apache Casino Hotel
Kiowa Casino
Family Dollar Distribution Center
City National Bank
Arvest Bank
Department of Transportation
Cameron University

Finding Your Home

Are you thinking of buying or renting a home in Lawton? Our experienced realtors can help you find the perfect home. Most of our realtors can also help you find the best rental homes, condominiums, and apartments. Look through our listings of realtors and property managers to begin your search.

Real Estate

Apartments/Rental Homes

Making the Grade

Lawton is proud to have the trademarked name, Oklahoma’s STEM City. Our public school system has excelled in the nation-wide NMSI program which focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Great Plains Technology Center and Cameron University have also embraced the STEM program, allowing your children an outstanding education in fields in great demand.

Public Schools

Lawton Public Schools is a multicultural district serving Lawton, Oklahoma’s fifth largest city. Approximately 15,000 students are enrolled in 17 neighborhood elementary schools, four middle schools, one alternative high school and three high schools. LPS operates two pre-kindergarten programs and collaborates with Fort Sill, Head Start and private entities to offer services to four-year-olds throughout the community.


Cameron University Founded in 1908, Cameron University is a thriving educational institution of more than 6,000 students with its main campus in Lawton. Cameron offers majors in more than 50-degree programs at associate, bachelor and master degree levels, in areas of business, education, liberal arts and science. 580.581.2200 cameron.edu

Technical Schools

Great Plains Technology Center provides 28 full-time programs including law enforcement, firefighter, radiography technology and computer network security. Secondary programs include pre-engineering, pre-nursing and automotive services technology. 580.355.6371 greatplains.edu

View more educational resources and options.

New Connections

Use the links below to connect yourself to all the right places.

City of Lawton

Community Services

Emergencies Fire/ Police/ Ambulance 911

Medical Care

Tag Agencies

Things to Do

Historic Lawton Fort Sill is a great place to experience the influence of Native Americans, pioneers and military heroes. Our meaningful past and unique present will be unforgettable. You will find inspirational beauty, historic importance, natural splendor and great fun for all ages. Explore nature’s beauty in over 22,000 acres of wildlife habitat, or fish and boat on one of our many lakes. When you need a change from outdoor adventures, head back to town for cultural festivals, entertainment, museums, historical landmarks, excellent restaurants and shops.

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