Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers
For many seniors, especially those who have chronic diseases or those needing treatment, access to medical facilities can be a key factor in choosing what type of care is best. In total, there are 4 hospitals located in Lawton which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Lawton include Southwestern Medical Center, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, and Lawton Indian Hospital.
Cost of Living
The cost of care for a community is affected by the community where it is located. In Lawton, the cost-of-living index is 78.4 based on an average of 100, where any amount beneath 100 is cheaper than the average amount. Lawton has a grocery-price index of about 87.5. Lawton has a sales tax of 4.50%.
Regional Climate and Weather Information
According to many seniors, weather and climate are the most important influence in deciding on a home that's right for your family's needs. Monthly, Lawton gets approximately 8 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation normally falls in August with an average of 18 inches during the month. Lawton gets an average of 2.00 inches of snow in a year. During the summertime, Lawton is approximately 82F. The summer high temperature rises to about 94F during August. The low summer temperature falls to about 70F during June. In winter, the temperature falls to approximately 43F. The highest winter temperature is around 55F in the month of February. The low winter temperature is approximately 31 F during the month of December. Lawton has a humid subtropical type of climate. On average, Lawton has a humidity rating of approximately 38%. The average humidity levels are highest during the month of May at approximately 42%. On average, the air quality index rating in Lawton is around 43.9. The average air quality conditions are rated as good. The air quality index score reaches its max rating in the month of December at around 64.3. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion.
Demographics and Values
Currently, the population of Lawton consists of 91,383 people and in total the Lawton metro area has a population of 93,714. The current population of Lawton is shrinking at a rate of -0.012%. Lawton has a population density of 444 people per square mile. In the previous presidential election, 35.2% voted Democrat, 58.9% voted Republican, and 5.9% voted for a third party candidate in Comanche county. In Lawton, 19.2% live in poverty, 14.9% do not have health insurance, 18.5% have some form of disability, and 6.5% are widowed. In Lawton, 18.1% of the people are veterans of the United States military. Lawton is considered very unfriendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Of the population of Lawton 20.9% have a college degree, 7.8% have a graduate degree, and 32.3% have a high-school diploma. Based on gender, 48.1% are female and 51.9% are male. In Lawton, 20.9% of the population are over the age of 55, 7.9% are over the age of 60, 4.4% are over the age of 70, and 2.8% are over the age of 80. The median age of Lawton is 31 years old. In terms of crime, Lawton has 8.9 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 40.0 property crimes per 1000 residents. Demographically, Lawton is 58.9% white, 20.9% black, 9.3% mixed race, 0.6% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 5.1% Native American, 13.9% Hispanic, 2.5% other or not specified, and 2.8% Asian. In Lawton, 47.3% are nonbelievers. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Lawton, out of the total population 0.0% practice Judaism, 0.2% practice an Eastern religion, and 0.3% practice Islam. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Lawton 28.4% are Baptists, 6.2% practice another Christian faith, and 5.9% are Methodists.
An overview of Oklahoma
In terms of resources, Oklahoma has a cost of living index of 88.1, a grocery index rating of 95.4, and a housing index rating of 71.9. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The natural beauty of Oklahoma is ranked 42nd in the nation. In total, Oklahoma has 134 general hospitals and 109 health centers that provide care for 3,953,546 citizens. The three highest ranked hospitals in Oklahoma are St Mary's Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hospital, Community Hospital, and Llc. Oklahoma is ranked 43rd in quality of life and 47th in healthcare.
Social demographics of the state
In the last presidential election 29% of Oklahoma residents voted Democrat and 65% voted Republican. The median age in the state is 37, and 28% of the population is over the age of 55. In terms of religion, 43% of Oklahoma residents attend religious services among the 7,057 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-<1%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-47%, Mainline Protestant-18%, and Historically Black Protestant-4%. In Oklahoma there are 352 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Oklahoma ranks 22nd in the nation.
State-wide weather information
On average, the state receives 3.08 inches of precipitation a month. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.85 inches. The average air quality index rating in Oklahoma is 38.5 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of July with a rating of 52.2 AQI. The average humidity across the state is 64%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 72% in the month of May. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 80F. The average high summer temperature is around 98F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 58F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 39F. The average high winter temperature is around 60F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 17F during the month of January. While residents of Oklahoma mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Oklahoma can include tornadoes and floods and earthquakes (high).
Wildlife to be found in Oklahoma
The state of Oklahoma has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of yellow poplar, switchgrass, grama, and Indian grass. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the Oklahoma salamander, the plains spadefoot toad, the three-toed amphiuma, or the familiar bluet. The state animal of Oklahoma is the American bison.