Lawton is a city in and the county seat of Comanche County, Oklahoma, with a population of over 96,800 residents, which ranks it as the fifth-largest city in Oklahoma in terms of population. Lawton anchors the Lawton, Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area and much of its economy is based on nearby Fort Sill, an active military base that helps to support the area, providing jobs as well as customers for the many retail-oriented businesses in Lawton. Aside from the military base and retail, Lawton’s economy revolves heavily around manufacturing, higher education, and healthcare.
After Fort Sill was founded in 1869, the area saw little growth unlike many army forts at the time due to Oklahoma being Indian Territory. President William McKinley was able to negotiate a settlement in the late 19th century with tribal leaders in Oklahoma, which led to settlement around Fort Sill as early as 1901. Once the town was established, growth was slow but sure, thanks primarily to the military base and its initial growth during the early 20th century. Today, Lawton is the fifth-largest city in Oklahoma and a thriving hub for manufacturing, transportation and business today.
During the summer months, average daily highs tend to reach into the mid-to-upper 90’s, though much of the heat is a dry heat. This makes auto transportation to and from Lawton much easier during the summer months, as during the winter months the temperatures tend to drop down into the low-to-mid 50’s for the high, with overnight lows usually dropping down to below freezing. This is less of a problem than in more northern areas, however, since snowfall is somewhat rare – only about an inch falls per winter month, with zero snowfall between April and October.
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