Lawton, Iowa

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Lawton, Iowa
City
Location of Lawton, Iowa
Location of Lawton, Iowa
Coordinates: 42°28′41″N 96°10′54″W / 42.47806°N 96.18167°W / 42.47806; -96.18167Coordinates: 42°28′41″N 96°10′54″W / 42.47806°N 96.18167°W / 42.47806; -96.18167
Country  United States
State  Iowa
County Woodbury
Area[1]
 • Total 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Land 0.71 sq mi (1.84 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,184 ft (361 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 908
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 929
 • Density 1,278.9/sq mi (493.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 51030
Area code(s) 712
FIPS code 19-43905
GNIS feature ID 0458252

Lawton is a city in Woodbury County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NESD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 908 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Lawton was platted in 1901.[4] It was named for J. C. Law, an early settler and native of Lawton, Michigan.[4] A post office has been in operation in Lawton since 1902.[5]

Geography[edit]

Lawton is located at 42°28′41″N 96°10′54″W / 42.47806°N 96.18167°W / 42.47806; -96.18167 (42.478112, -96.181711).[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.71 square miles (1.84 km2), all of it land.[1] It is located 7 miles east of Sioux City on U.S. Route 20, in a region of rolling fertile farmland. Lawton is considered a bedroom community for Sioux City.

Demographics[edit]

Historical populations
Year Pop. ±%
1910 138 —    
1920 243 +76.1%
1930 259 +6.6%
1940 263 +1.5%
1950 254 −3.4%
1960 324 +27.6%
1970 406 +25.3%
1980 447 +10.1%
1990 482 +7.8%
2000 697 +44.6%
2010 908 +30.3%
Source:"American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau.  and Iowa Data Center

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 908 people, 342 households, and 238 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,278.9 inhabitants per square mile (493.8/km2). There were 352 housing units at an average density of 495.8 per square mile (191.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.8% White, 0.2% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.

There were 342 households of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 5.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.4% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.27.

The median age in the city was 36.1 years. 30.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 697 people, 255 households, and 205 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,372.3 people per square mile (527.7/km²). There were 269 housing units at an average density of 529.6 per square mile (203.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.57% White, 0.14% Asian, and 0.29% from two or more races.

There were 255 households out of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.2% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.6% were non-families. 16.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.06.

29.8% are under the age of 18, 6.6% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 89.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $52,917, and the median income for a family was $58,750. Males had a median income of $37,011 versus $21,023 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,432. About 4.3% of families and 6.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 2.5% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-05-11. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-23. 
  4. ^ a b Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 93. 
  5. ^ "Woodbury County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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