Lawton is a city in Woodbury County, Iowa, United States. It is part of the Sioux City, IA–NE–SD Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 697 at the 2000 census.
Lawton is located at 42°28′41″N 96°10′54″W / 42.47806°N 96.18167°W / 42.47806; -96.18167 (42.478112, -96.181711).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land. It is located 7 miles east of Sioux City on U.S. Route 20, in a region of rolling fertile farmland. Lawton is considered a bedroom community for Sioux City.