Elgin, Oklahoma


-Cost of living
-Small-town atmosphere
-Stable economy


-Summer heat


Southwest Oklahoma, 40 miles north of Texas border
Profile: Military town
Elevation: 994
Time zone: Central Standard Time

What Bert Has To Say About Lawton Metro Area

Lawton, once a center of the Oklahoma land rush, is now a military town at the edge of the southern Great Plains, is neat and clean but fairly nondescript. Fort Sill, the area’s main economic base, lies just outside of town. Outside of Fort Sill, government, health care and education, there is little private employment outside of a Goodyear plant. Lawton sits at the edge of the Wichita Mountains, a mostly worn down series of low hills and bluffs and home to the 60,000-acre Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

There are some minor arts amenities and family oriented activities, including a 16,000 square-foot kid-designed, volunteer-built play structure. Military ties result in the low population, economic growth, and cost of living, including a low cost of living and median home price. Oklahoma City is 90 miles northeast and the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex is 190 miles southeast.

Lawton sits on level, dry, grassland typical of the Great Plains. The climate is Great Plains continental, but the area is far enough south to experience summer heat extremes and few cooling breezes. Summers are hot and fairly humid, with average July temperatures of 99 degrees, placing the city among the top 10 hottest places in the United States. The area gets plenty of sunshine. Winters are generally mild. Spring and summer precipitation is mostly thundershowers and winter receives a mix with mostly rain.


COUNTRY - United States
STATE - Oklahoma
COUNTY - Comanche County
METRO AREA - Lawton Metro Area
CITY - Elgin
ZIP CODES - 73538
REAL ESTATE - For Sale  For Rent
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Quick Facts About Elgin

The unemployment rate in Elgin is 4.70 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Negative. Elgin jobs have Decreased by 1.26 percent.

Compared to the rest of the country, Elgin's cost of living is 7.70% Higher than the U.S. average.

As of 2014, Elgin's population is 2,215 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 38.96 percent.

Average Commute time is 23 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.

The median home cost in Elgin is $206,200. Home appreciation the last year has been -1.10 percent.

Elgin public schools spend $8,784 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Elgin.

Elgin Housing Market

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