Lawton, Oklahoma lies near the Wichita Mountains (the oldest mountain range in the United States) and is a community of approximately one hundred thousand. Demographically, the numbers in the community look good for Lawton singles with a recorded male population of 59,625 to its female counterpart of 55,371.
Approximately twenty-eight percent of the population is under eighteen and approximately thirty percent are between ages twenty-five and forty-four. Married couples make up fifty-two percent of the population and the average household income is just above $32,000.
The racial composition of the city is sixty-one percent Caucasian and twenty-three percent African-American. Native Americans comprise approximately three percent of the populations with Hispanics and Latinos making up nine percent of the overall population.
The Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge in Lawton, first established as a forest preserve in 1901 and then upgraded to a wildlife preserve in 1905, gives Lawton singles with a love of the outdoors 59,020 acres in which to enjoy themselves. In these unspoiled grasslands, canyons, streams, lakes and mountains, visitors experience the grandeur of the landscape in a way that can only be described as personal. Lawton singles and families alike enjoy this beautiful, national treasure which is also home to grazing herds of longhorn cattle, buffalo, elk, and deer.
For the more urban-minded Lawton singles, the town has more than 169 restaurants and three major movie complexes: Dickinson Central Mall 12 Theater, Hollywood - Cache 8 Cinemas, and the Carmike 8. Cultural-minded Lawton singles can avail themselves of a performance by the newly reformed Philharmonic Orchestra, a production by the Community Theatre, the latest exhibit at the Museum of the Great Plains, or an outing to the annual spring Arts for All Festival. There is also a public golf course, Island Green, and a Lawton Country Club.
For those visiting Lawton, the town offers numerous hotels including a Holiday Inn Express, Baymont Inn and Suites, Red Lion Hotel, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Ramada Inn, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, and the Best Western Hotel & Convention Center. (Note that American Eagle flies into the Lawton-Ft. Sill Regional Airport
Many Lawton singles are college age since Lawton is home to Cameron University, an institution founded in 1908 as a state agricultural school. The school has an enrollment of some five thousand and the added benefit of small classes. (Forty students per class are considered average.) Cameron offers associate, bachelor, and masters level degrees with sixty-three degree concentrations at the bachelor's level, twelve for associates, and seven graduate programs.
Situated in a geographically beautiful portion of Oklahoma and offering a perfect climate for community interaction and personal, Lawton is a mid-range city with excellent amenities, cultural offerings, and a good mix of gender and ethnicities.