Fort Sill, OK Local Information
Fort Sill is in the city of Lawton, Oklahoma. Lawton is the seat of Comanche County and has a population of nearly 97,000 people, making it the 5th largest city in the state.
Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in Lawton ranges from $370 to $615 per month, with a median of about $470 per month.
Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Lawton is about $95,900, compared to $111,400 for Oklahoma.
Short Description of the Area: Lawton is in the southwestern part of state and is the principal city of the Lawton, Oklahoma Metropolitan Statistical Area. The closest major city is Oklahoma City, the state's capital, which is about 87 miles northeast of Fort Sill. Oklahoma City is the largest city in the state.
Climate and Weather: The climate around Fort Sill is dry subtropical. The summers are hot and dry, with about 20 days reaching temperatures near 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The winters are relatively mild, but strong wind can keep it cool and several days reach freezing temps. The average rainfall is about 33 inches per year which is less than that of Oklahoma as a whole. Though winters can be cold, there is only about 2-3 inches of snow each year. Lawton is located in Tornado Alley, an area with a very high occurrence of tornadoes. The risk for Lawton is more than twice as high than that of the United States.
4 Bed / 3 Bath / 2,500 Sq.Ft. / $284,000 | Home for Sale 4.3 miles from Key Gate East
3 Bed / 2 Bath / 1,200 Sq.Ft. / $575 | Home for Rent 1.4 miles from Bentley Gate
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Lawton is a fairly large city of 96,860 residents in the southwestern part of the state, adjacent to Fort Sill. Other towns nearby with off-post housing opportunities include Elgin, Duncan, Marlow, Apache, and Frederick. These are much smaller towns with less than 4,000 people each, with the exception of Duncan which has a population of 23,400, and are fairly spread out in the agricultural area around the fort. The average commute in Lawton is about 13 minutes. Other cities in the area include Cache, Fletcher, Medicine Park, and Geronimo.
About the Installation
Fort Sill is home to the United States Army Field Artillery School, the United States Army Air Defense Artillery School, and the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade. Fort Sill is one of five Army bases that provide Army Basic Combat Training. A detachment of the United States Marine Corps is also stationed here. The fort is located near Lawton, Oklahoma, southwest of Oklahoma City.