Lawton, Oklahoma - Facts & Figures
Lawton's landscape is typical of the Great Plains, with flat topography and gently rolling hills, while the area north of the city is marked by the Wichita Mountains. The city's proximity to Fort Sill Military Reservation gave Lawton economic and population stability throughout the 20th century. Although Lawton's economy is still largely dependent on Fort Sill, it has also grown to encompass manufacturing, higher education, healthcare, and retail. The city's government is run by a council-manager government consisting of a city manager and a city council headed by a mayor. Interstate 44 and three major US. highways serve the city, while Lawton-Fort Sill Regional Airport connects Lawton by air. Recreation can be found at the city's many parks, lakes, museums, and festivals. Notable residents of the city include many musical and literary artists, as well as several professional athletes.
- Population: 97,151
- Industries: Health care & Social Assistance, Public Amenities, Retail Trade
- Area Codes: 580
- ZIP Codes: 73501–73507
- Surrounding Cities: Duncan, OK , Burkburnett, TX , Chickasha, OK , Wichita Falls, TX , Altus, OK