Lawton is a village in Van Buren County of the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,900 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 2.36 square miles (6.11 km), of which 2.32 square miles (6.01 km) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,900 people, 730 households, and 457 families residing in the village. The population density was 819.0 inhabitants per square mile (316.2/km). There were 788 housing units at an average density of 339.7 per square mile (131.2/km). The racial makeup of the village was 91.0% White, 0.7% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 5.6% from other races, and 1.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.8% of the population.
There were 730 households of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 16.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.4% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.07.
The median age in the village was 38.9 years. 25.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 45.1% male and 54.9% female.
As of the census of 2000, there are 1,859 people, 610 households, and 428 families residing in the village. The population density is 823.0 per square mile (317.6/km²). There are 668 housing units at an average density of 295.7 per square mile (114.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village is 90.75% White, 1.24% African-American, 0.75% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 3.98% from other races, and 3.23% from two or more races. 11.62% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 610 households out of which 38.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% are married couples living together, 15.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% are non-families. 24.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.12.
In the village, the population is spread out with 27.2% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females, there are 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 77.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $36,250, and the median income for a family is $40,909. Males have a median income of $32,614 versus $25,208 for females. The per capita income for the village is $15,600. 11.5% of the population and 6.7% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 8.2% of those under the age of 18 and 16.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Lawton Michigan neighborhoods include: CR 657, Gravel Lake Channel, Huzzy Lake, Lawton, Windrose