Lansing, MI

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2022 Population
112,986
0.533% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
32.9
0.305% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20%
8.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$50,747
8.97% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$112,200
17.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
55,744
1.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Lansing, MI had a population of 113k people with a median age of 32.9 and a median household income of $50,747. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lansing, MI declined from 113,592 to 112,986, a −0.533% decrease and its median household income grew from $46,570 to $50,747, a 8.97% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lansing, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (52.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (23%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (6.03%), White (Hispanic) (5.52%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.93%).

None of the households in 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.

94.1% of the residents in Lansing, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lansing, MI are Lansing Community College (170657) (2,226 degrees awarded in 2022) and Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School (296 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lansing, MI was $112,200, and the homeownership rate was 53.3%.

Most people in Lansing, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Lansing, MI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Lansing, MI is home to a population of 113k people, from which 94.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 9.48% of Lansing, MI residents were born outside of the country (10.7k people).

In 2022, there were 2.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.5k people) in Lansing, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.82k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.1%
2022 Citizenship
93.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.1% of Lansing, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Lansing, MI was 93.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lansing, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    59.5k ± 1.61k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    26k ± 1.34k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.82k ± 945
12.5%
Hispanic Population
14.1k people

In 2022, there were 2.29 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (59.5k people) in Lansing, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 26k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 6.82k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

12.5% of the people in Lansing, MI are hispanic (14.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lansing, MI as a share of the total population.

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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

9.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
10.7k people
10.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
12.4k people

As of 2022, 9.48% of Lansing, MI residents (10.7k 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 Lansing, MI was 10.9%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,227 ± 277
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,120 ± 260
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    612 ± 192

Lansing, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lansing, MI employs 55.7k people. The largest industries in Lansing, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,030 people), Retail Trade (6,269 people), and Educational Services (6,238 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,750), Public Administration ($60,952), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($58,000).

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

55.7k
2022 Value
± 2,005
1.36%
1 Year growth
± 4.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lansing, MI grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 55k employees to 55.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lansing, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,554 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,400 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,186 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lansing, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

55.7k
2022 Value
± 2,005
1.36%
1 Year growth
± 4.89%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lansing, MI grew at a rate of 1.36%, from 55k employees to 55.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lansing, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,030 people), Retail Trade (6,269 people), and Educational Services (6,238 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lansing, MI, though some of these residents may live in 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

$40,940
Median earning men ± $1,753
$33,216
Median earning women ± $1,290

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,523), Information ($52,933), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,962).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($53,021), Public Administration ($52,825), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,239).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 Lansing, MI awarded 2,522 degrees. The student population of Lansing, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 4,401 male students and 5,736 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lansing, MI are White (1,695 and 67.8%), followed by Black or African American (271 and 10.8%), Hispanic or Latino (180 and 7.2%), and Two or More Races (128 and 5.12%).

The largest universities in Lansing, MI by number of degrees awarded are Lansing Community College (170657) (2,226 and 88.3%) and Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School (296 and 11.7%).

The most popular majors in Lansing, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (478 and 19%), Law (278 and 11%), and Registered Nursing (156 and 6.19%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 10,137 students enrolled in Lansing, MI, 43.4% men and 56.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 6,988 records, of which 56.7% were women and 43.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 44 degrees awarded
  2. 415 degrees awarded
  3. 156 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Lansing, MI was General Psychology with 44 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,226 degrees awarded
  2. 296 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lansing Community College (170657) with 2,226 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 981 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lansing, MI, which is 0.637 times less than the 1,541 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 1,695 degrees mean that there were 6.25 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 271 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($6,840) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($500) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lansing, MI was $112,200 in 2022, which is 0.398 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $95,400 to $112,200, a 17.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Lansing, MI is 53.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lansing, MI have an average commute time of 19.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lansing, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lansing, MI is $50,747. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Lansing, MI was Census Tract 102.04 with a value of $113,456, followed by Census Tract 203.02 and Census Tract 33.02, with respective values of $111,098 and $84,375.

Property

$112,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,619
$26,743
Median Property Taxes
±$1,180

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 Lansing, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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

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Rent vs Own

53.3%
Homeownership
2022
60.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 53.3% of the housing units in Lansing, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.8%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Lansing, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 102.04
  2. Census Tract 203.02
  3. Census Tract 33.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lansing, MI was Census Tract 102.04 with a value of $113,456, followed by Census Tract 203.02 and Census Tract 33.02, with respective values of $111,098 and $84,375.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$50,747
Median Household Income
± $1,752
50.1k
Number of Households
± 1,794

In 2022, the median household income of the 50.1k households in Lansing, MI grew to $50,747 from the previous year's value of $46,570.

The following chart displays the households in 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for 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 (70%)
  2. Carpooled (11.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (10.7%)

In 2022, 70% of workers in Lansing, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.6%) and those who worked at home (10.7%).

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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Commute Time

19.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lansing, MI have a shorter commute time (19.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.83% of the workforce in 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 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, MI have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lansing, MI (22.3k out of 112k 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 Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in 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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Health

93.6% of the population of Lansing, MI has health coverage, with 44.8% on employee plans, 28% on Medicaid, 9.94% on Medicare, 10.2% on non-group plans, and 0.689% 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 23.6% under 18 years, 29.9% between 18 and 34 years, 33.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.42%
Uninsured
44.8%
Employer Coverage
28%
Medicaid
9.94%
Medicare
10.2%
Non-Group
0.689%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lansing, MI grew by 4.52% from 6.14% to 6.42%.

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

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