Lansing-East Lansing, MI

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Population

477,656

0.538% growth

Median Age

35.6


Median Household Income

$56,440

5.9% growth

Poverty Rate

16.7%


Number of Employees

232,703

0.0498% decline

Median Property Value

$152,200

6.58% growth

About

In 2017, Lansing-East Lansing, MI had a population of 478k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $56,440. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew from 475,099 to 477,656, a 0.538% increase and its median household income grew from $53,296 to $56,440, a 5.9% increase.

The population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI is 76% White Alone, 8.63% Black or African American Alone, and 6.66% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI speak a non-English language, and 94.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are Michigan State University (12,559 degrees awarded in 2016), Lansing Community College (2,971 degrees), and Douglas J Aveda Institute (638 degrees).

The median property value in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is $152,200, and the homeownership rate is 64.5%. Most people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lansing-East Lansing, MI employs 233k people. The largest industries in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are Educational Services (33,757 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (29,003 people), and Manufacturing (27,022 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($62,195), Public Administration ($61,182), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,159).

Median household income in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is $56,440. Males in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,042. The income inequality in Lansing-East Lansing, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,440

2017 value

± $2,037

5.9%

1 Year Growth

± 4.15%

Households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have a median annual income of $56,440, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,296 in 2016, which represents a 5.9% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$66,184

Average Male Salary

± $1,151

$48,042

Average Female Salary

± $879

In 2017, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $63,268 ± $4,166

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,705 ± $51,364

  3. White

    $50,410 ± $738

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lansing-East Lansing, MI is from Michigan.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.74% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $80,733, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $77,475 and $70,286.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lansing-East Lansing, MI (75.4k out of 451k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    50,762 ± 1,373

  2. Black

    11,077 ± 769

  3. Two Or More

    6,867 ± 658

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

233k

2017 Value

± 6,757

-0.0498%

1 Year decline

± 4.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lansing-East Lansing, MI declined at a rate of -0.0498%, from 233k employees to 233k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,206 people), Management Occupations (23,830 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,887 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lansing-East Lansing, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lansing-East Lansing, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (31,206 people), Management Occupations (23,830 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (18,887 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Lansing-East Lansing, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.71 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.43 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lansing-East Lansing, MI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,730), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,896), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($71,099).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

233k

2017 Value

± 6,757

-0.0498%

1 Year decline

± 4.17%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lansing-East Lansing, MI declined at a rate of -0.0498%, from 233k employees to 233k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, are Educational Services (33,757 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (29,003 people), and Manufacturing (27,022 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lansing-East Lansing, MI, though some of these residents may live in Lansing-East Lansing, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, by number of employees, are Educational Services (33,757 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (29,003 people), and Manufacturing (27,022 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Lansing-East Lansing, MI has an unusually high number of Educational Services (1.59 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.55 times), and Manufacturing (1.2 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($62,195), Public Administration ($61,182), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($57,159).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $135B

  2. $35.4B

  3. $31.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $135B, followed by Mixed freight ($35.4B) and Machinery ($31.3B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$448B

2015 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

39.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Michigan trade was $448B. This is expected to increase 39.1% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $35.1B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $20.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Indiana with $25.1B and Illinois and $20.4B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.5% of the population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI has health coverage, with 54.9% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.865% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Lansing-East Lansing, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Lansing-East Lansing, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Michigan in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.49%

Uninsured

54.9%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

0.865%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lansing-East Lansing, MI declined by 11.4% from 5.07% to 4.49%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lansing-East Lansing, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lansing-East Lansing, MI is home to a population of 478k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.93% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents were born outside of the country (33.1k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI is composed of 363k White Alone residents (76%), 41.2k Black or African American Alone residents (8.63%), 31.8k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.66%), 23k Asian Alone residents (4.82%), 16.7k Two or More Races residents (3.49%), 1.29k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.27%), 656 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.137%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was 35.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.93%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

33.1k people

6.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

30.9k people

As of 2017, 6.93% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents (33.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was 6.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    78,610 ± 6,856 people

  2. Mexico

    76,973 ± 6,785 people

  3. Iraq

    56,485 ± 5,818 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was India, the natal country of 78,610 Michigan residents, followed by Mexico with 76,973 and Iraq with 56,485.

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Citizenship

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 94.8% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    363k ± 405

  2. Black or African American Alone

    41.2k ± 2.57k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    31.8k ± 2.88k

In 2017, there were 8.8 times more White Alone residents (363k people) in Lansing-East Lansing, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.2k Black or African American Alone and 31.8k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lansing-East Lansing, MI as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    9,809 ± 1,099

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,089 ± 963

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,694 ± 665

Lansing-East Lansing, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI awarded 17,851 degrees. The student population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI is skewed towards women, with 32,355 male students and 36,273 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are White (12,491 and 77.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,219 and 7.59%), Hispanic or Latino (732 and 4.56%), and Asian (669 and 4.17%).

The largest universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI by number of degrees awarded are Michigan State University (12,559 and 70.4%), Lansing Community College (2,971 and 16.6%), and Douglas J Aveda Institute (638 and 3.57%).

The most popular majors in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are Law (729 and 4.08%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (672 and 3.76%), and General Cosmetology (534 and 2.99%).

The median tuition costs in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are $19,160 for private four year colleges, and $14,880 and $38,486 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 418 degrees awarded

  2. 373 degrees awarded

  3. 472 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was General Biological Sciences with 418 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 12,559 degrees awarded

  2. 2,971 degrees awarded

  3. 638 degrees awarded

$14,880

Median In-State Public

$19,160

Median Private

In 2016, the Lansing-East Lansing, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Michigan State University with 12,559 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,640

Degrees Awarded to Men

10,211

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 7,640 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, which is 0.748 times less than the 10,211 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Lansing-East Lansing, MI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,491 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,219 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    732 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lansing-East Lansing, MI were to White students. These 12,491 degrees mean that there were 10.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,219 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was $152,200 in 2017, which is 0.699 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $142,800 to $152,200, a 6.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is 64.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$56,440

Median Household Income

± $2,037

186k

Number of Households

± 5,979

In 2017, the median household income of the 186k households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew to $56,440 from the previous year's value of $53,296.

The following chart displays the households in Lansing-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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$152,200

2017 Median

± $3,509

$142,800

2016 Median

± $3,238

In 2017, the median property value in Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew to to $152,200 from the previous year's value of $142,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lansing-East Lansing, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lansing-East Lansing, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lansing-East Lansing, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

64.5%

2017 Homeownership

64.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 64.5% of the housing units in Lansing-East Lansing, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lansing-East Lansing, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lansing-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 Lansing-East Lansing, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.09% of the workforce in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79%

  2. Carpooled

    9.02%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was Drove Alone (79%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.02%) and those who Worked At Home (3.87%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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