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The economy of East Lansing, MI employs 21,624 people. The economy of East Lansing, MI is specialized in Educational Services; Accommodation & Food Service; and Arts, Entertainment, Recreation, which employ respectively 3.83; 2.16; and 1.49 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in East Lansing, MI are Educational Services (7,777), Accommodation & Food Service (3,734), and Retail trade (1,782), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($44,219), Healthcare & Social Assistance ($24,475), and Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($23,269).

Median household income in East Lansing, MI is $32,981. Males in East Lansing, MI have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,760. The income inequality of East Lansing, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.481 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for East Lansing, MI. In Ingham County, MI the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are N/A and N/A, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 106 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $9,655. Wayne County, MI has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Michigan.


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East Lansing, MI is home to a population of 48,669 people, from which 88.6% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of East Lansing, MI is composed of 35,508 White residents (73%), 5,525 Asian residents (11.4%), 3,655 Black residents (7.51%), 2,040 Hispanic residents (4.19%), and 1,706 Two+ residents (3.51%). The most common foreign languages in East Lansing, MI are Chinese (2,798 speakers), Spanish (1,140 speakers), and Korean (667 speakers), but compared to other places, East Lansing, MI has a relative high number of Chinese (2,798 speakers), Korean (667 speakers), and Arabic (594 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in East Lansing, MI awarded 13,363 degrees. The student population of East Lansing, MI is skewed towards females, with 5,801 male students and 7,562 female students. Most students in East Lansing, MI are White (9,451 and 70.7%), followed by Black or African American (773 and 5.78%), Asian (532 and 3.98%), and Hispanic or Latino (446 and 3.34%). The largest universities in East Lansing, MI by number of graduates are Michigan State University (11,920 and 89.2%), Douglas J Aveda Institute (1,100 and 8.23%), and Michigan State University-College of Law (343 and 2.57%). The most popular majors in East Lansing, MI are Advertising (394 and 2.95%), General Psychology (391 and 2.93%), and General Biological Sciences (372 and 2.78%). The median tuition costs in East Lansing, MI are N/A for private four year colleges, and $14,333 and $36,934 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Lansing, MI is $171,800, which is 0.88 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $174,100 to $171,800, a -1.32% increase. The homeownership rate of East Lansing, MI is 34.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in East Lansing, MI have an average commute time of 14.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in East Lansing, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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