Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Oklahoma

Best Place to Raise Your Kids: Oklahoma

Lawton

Nearest city: Oklahoma City
Population: 87,463
Median family income: $48,082
Runners-up: Midwest City, Moore

Lawton, the highest-ranked city in the state for the second year in a row, is 90 miles from Oklahoma City in the southwest part of the state, just north of the Fort Sill Army post. The area has 22,400 acres of wildlife habitat and many lakes that are good for fishing and boating.