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The location of Lawton

Welcome to Lawton ...

The city of Lawton is located in Woodbury County.

The location of Lawton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Lawton refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Lawtonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Lawton has a population of 965 people<3> (see below for details).

Lawton is 1,180 feet [360 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Lawton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Lawton: (712)

The ZIP code for Lawton: 51030<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lawton had a population of 908 people. This makes Lawton the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Lawton represents 0.03% of the total population of Iowa (which has 3,046,355 people), making it the state's 307th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 908 people, the population of Lawton increased 30.27% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 697 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Lawton had an population of 965 people. This is an increase of 6.28% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 38.45% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lawton.

Communities Also Named Lawton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 19 communities that are also named Lawton - they are located in Georgia (3), Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lawton.

Websites for Lawton ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lawton. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lawton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lawton.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Lawton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lawton ...

Looking for more information about Lawton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Lawton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Lawton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Lawton.

Communities near Lawton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Sioux City   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the West (W) of Lawton

South Sioux City   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the West (W) of Lawton

Located in Dakota County (NE)

Sergeant Bluff   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the Southwest (SW) of Lawton

North Sioux City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the West (W) of Lawton

Located in Union County (SD)

Dakota City   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the West (W) of Lawton

Located in Dakota County (NE)

Moville   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the East (E) of Lawton

Kingsley   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the Northeast (NE) of Lawton

Located in Plymouth County

Sloan   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the South (S) of Lawton

Hinton   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the Northwest (NW) of Lawton

Located in Plymouth County

Merrill   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the North (N) of Lawton

Located in Plymouth County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Lawton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Iowa:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Lawton refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Lawton may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lawton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lawton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lawton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lawton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lawton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Lawton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lawton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lawton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.4786, Longitude: -96.1837     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lawton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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