East Lansing, MI

Census Place

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2022 Population
45,403
4.27% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
21.4
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
34.3%
3.37% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$44,094
7.08% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$240,800
18.4% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
21,998
3.29% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, East Lansing, MI had a population of 45.4k people with a median age of 21.4 and a median household income of $44,094. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of East Lansing, MI declined from 47,427 to 45,403, a −4.27% decrease and its median household income grew from $41,177 to $44,094, a 7.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in East Lansing, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9.12%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.24%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.21%), and White (Hispanic) (2.3%).

None of the households in East Lansing, MI reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92.6% of the residents in East Lansing, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in East Lansing, MI are Michigan State University (13,090 degrees awarded in 2022) and Douglas J Aveda Institute (798 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in East Lansing, MI was $240,800, and the homeownership rate was 39.7%.

Most people in East Lansing, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.1 minutes. The average car ownership in East Lansing, MI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

East Lansing, MI is home to a population of 45.4k people, from which 92.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.8% of East Lansing, MI residents were born outside of the country (4.92k people).

In 2022, there were 8.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.4k people) in East Lansing, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.14k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.29k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92.6%
2022 Citizenship
91.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92.6% of East Lansing, MI residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in East Lansing, MI was 91.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in East Lansing, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    33.4k ± 969
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    4.14k ± 538
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.29k ± 596
5.46%
Hispanic Population
2.48k people

In 2022, there were 8.07 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (33.4k people) in East Lansing, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.14k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 3.29k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.46% of the people in East Lansing, MI are hispanic (2.48k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    79,402 ± 6,891 people
  2. India
    76,527 ± 6,766 people
  3. Iraq
    57,451 ± 5,868 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 79,402 Michigan residents, followed by India with 76,527 and Iraq with 57,451.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.92k people
11.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.58k people

As of 2022, 10.8% of East Lansing, MI residents (4.92k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in East Lansing, MI was 11.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    283 ± 146
  2. Korea
    262 ± 223
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    107 ± 68

East Lansing, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of East Lansing, MI employs 22k people. The largest industries in East Lansing, MI are Educational Services (7,424 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,520 people), and Retail Trade (1,935 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($98,036), Public Administration ($70,966), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($53,203).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,244. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

22k
2022 Value
± 1,107
−3.29%
1 Year decline
± 7.26%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in East Lansing, MI declined at a rate of −3.29%, from 22.7k employees to 22k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in East Lansing, MI, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (3,110 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,603 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,205 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of East Lansing, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22k
2022 Value
± 1,107
−3.29%
1 Year decline
± 7.26%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in East Lansing, MI declined at a rate of −3.29%, from 22.7k employees to 22k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in East Lansing, MI, are Educational Services (7,424 people), Accommodation & Food Services (2,520 people), and Retail Trade (1,935 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of East Lansing, MI, though some of these residents may live in East Lansing, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$20,847
Median earning men ± $3,674
$11,248
Median earning women ± $1,166

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,806), Information ($52,778), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($47,571).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($68,646), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($40,166), and Manufacturing ($28,958).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.16%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.37M people employed in Michigan. This represents a 2.16% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 23.6%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Michigan.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Michigan went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 50.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (47.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.09%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 13 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in East Lansing, MI awarded 13,888 degrees. The student population of East Lansing, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 23,598 male students and 27,259 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in East Lansing, MI are White (9,592 and 75.3%), followed by Black or African American (973 and 7.63%), Asian (821 and 6.44%), and Hispanic or Latino (717 and 5.63%).

The largest universities in East Lansing, MI by number of degrees awarded are Michigan State University (13,090 and 94.3%) and Douglas J Aveda Institute (798 and 5.75%).

The most popular majors in East Lansing, MI are General Biological Sciences (530 and 3.82%), General Psychology (503 and 3.62%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (451 and 3.25%).

The median tuition cost in East Lansing, MI for a public four year colleges is $16,437 for in-state students and $42,427 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in East Lansing, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 88%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 50,857 (46.4% men and 53.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 50,857 students enrolled in East Lansing, MI, 46.4% men and 53.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 33,023 records, of which 54.4% were women and 45.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 361 degrees awarded
  2. 521 degrees awarded
  3. 476 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in East Lansing, MI was General Finance with 361 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in East Lansing, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,090 degrees awarded
  2. 798 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Michigan State University with 13,090 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,018 men were awarded degrees from institutions in East Lansing, MI, which is 0.765 times less than the 7,870 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 9,592 degrees mean that there were 9.86 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 973 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($16,437) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($180) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,168) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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Measure

In 2022, 0.784% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.801% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.31M), Some college (1.92M), and Bachelors Degree (1.42M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in East Lansing, MI was $240,800 in 2022, which is 0.854 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $203,400 to $240,800, a 18.4% increase. The homeownership rate in East Lansing, MI is 39.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in East Lansing, MI have an average commute time of 16.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in East Lansing, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in East Lansing, MI is $44,094. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in East Lansing, MI was Census Tract 38.01 with a value of $90,868, followed by Census Tract 101.04 and Census Tract 31.03, with respective values of $71,750 and $62,658.

Property

$240,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,829
$5,507
Median Property Taxes
±$536

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In East Lansing, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in East Lansing, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

39.7%
Homeownership
2022
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 39.7% of the housing units in East Lansing, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 38.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 38.01
  2. Census Tract 101.04
  3. Census Tract 31.03

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in East Lansing, MI was Census Tract 38.01 with a value of $90,868, followed by Census Tract 101.04 and Census Tract 31.03, with respective values of $71,750 and $62,658.

The following map shows all of the places in East Lansing, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$44,094
Median Household Income
± $5,222
13.9k
Number of Households
± 932

In 2022, the median household income of the 13.9k households in East Lansing, MI grew to $44,094 from the previous year's value of $41,177.

The following chart displays the households in East Lansing, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for East Lansing, MI is from Michigan.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.468
2021 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2022, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.473% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (49%)
  2. Walked (18.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (16.3%)

In 2022, 49% of workers in East Lansing, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (18.9%) and those who worked at home (16.3%).

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Commute Time

16.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in East Lansing, MI have a shorter commute time (16.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.02% of the workforce in East Lansing, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in East Lansing, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in East Lansing, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

34.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in East Lansing, MI (10.5k out of 30.7k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in East Lansing, MI is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.9% of the population of East Lansing, MI has health coverage, with 62.9% on employee plans, 7.38% on Medicaid, 6.72% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 0.468% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Ingham County, MI see 952 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.833% decrease from the previous year (960 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1315 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 237 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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952 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Ingham County, MI

Primary care physicians in Ingham County, MI see an average of 952 patients per year. This represents a 0.833% decrease from the previous year (960 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ingham County, MI in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.4% under 18 years, 56.8% between 18 and 34 years, 14.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 8.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.11%
Uninsured
62.9%
Employer Coverage
7.38%
Medicaid
6.72%
Medicare
16.4%
Non-Group
0.468%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in East Lansing, MI grew by 7.96% from 5.66% to 6.11%.

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