Lansing-East Lansing, MI

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
538,985
0.507% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.1
0.815% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
12.9%
2.69% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,270
7.36% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$183,800
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
266,250
0.0533% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Lansing-East Lansing, MI had a population of 539k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $68,270. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI declined from 541,730 to 538,985, a −0.507% decrease and its median household income grew from $63,591 to $68,270, a 7.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (77%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (7.68%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.07%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.99%), and White (Hispanic) (2.85%).

None of the households in Lansing-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.

96.5% of the residents in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are Michigan State University (13,090 degrees awarded in 2022), Lansing Community College (170657) (2,226 degrees), and Baker College (168847) (1,451 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was $183,800, and the homeownership rate was 67.6%.

Most people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Lansing-East Lansing, MI is home to a population of 539k people, from which 96.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.3% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents were born outside of the country (33.9k people).

In 2022, there were 10 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (415k people) in Lansing-East Lansing, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.5%
2022 Citizenship
96.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.5% of Lansing-East 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-East Lansing, MI was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lansing-East Lansing, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    415k ± 773
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    41.4k ± 1.06k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    22k ± 1.26k
6.58%
Hispanic Population
35.5k people

In 2022, there were 10 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (415k people) in Lansing-East Lansing, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 22k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.58% of the people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are hispanic (35.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Lansing-East 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

6.3%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
33.9k people
6.56%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
35.5k people

As of 2022, 6.3% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents (33.9k 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-East Lansing, MI was 6.56%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    9,432 ± 549
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,554 ± 433
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,864 ± 432

Lansing-East Lansing, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Lansing-East Lansing, MI employs 266k people. The largest industries in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are Educational Services (36,325 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (35,248 people), and Manufacturing (32,680 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($81,690), Public Administration ($67,740), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,000).

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

266k
2022 Value
± 3,707
−0.0533%
1 Year decline
± 1.94%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lansing-East Lansing, MI declined at a rate of −0.0533%, from 266k employees to 266k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,500 people), Management Occupations (25,289 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,280 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lansing-East Lansing, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

266k
2022 Value
± 3,707
−0.0533%
1 Year decline
± 1.94%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Lansing-East Lansing, MI declined at a rate of −0.0533%, from 266k employees to 266k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, are Educational Services (36,325 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (35,248 people), and Manufacturing (32,680 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,263
Median earning men ± $1,082
$35,536
Median earning women ± $713

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($76,983), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,595), and Information ($62,398).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($60,131), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,800), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,399).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 4,336
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 2,518
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,086
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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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-East Lansing, MI awarded 18,252 degrees. The student population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 29,723 male students and 36,612 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are White (12,633 and 74%), followed by Black or African American (1,457 and 8.53%), Hispanic or Latino (987 and 5.78%), and Asian (942 and 5.51%).

The largest universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI by number of degrees awarded are Michigan State University (13,090 and 71.7%), Lansing Community College (170657) (2,226 and 12.2%), and Baker College (168847) (1,451 and 7.95%).

The most popular majors in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are General Psychology (594 and 3.25%), Registered Nursing (577 and 3.16%), and General Biological Sciences (556 and 3.05%).

The median tuition costs in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are $15,750 for private four year colleges, and $16,437 and $42,427 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, the percentage of applicants admitted was 86%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 21.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 66,335 (44.8% men and 55.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 66,335 students enrolled in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, 44.8% men and 55.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 43,877 records, of which 56.1% were women and 43.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 408 degrees awarded
  2. 538 degrees awarded
  3. 523 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was Registered Nursing with 408 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 13,090 degrees awarded
  2. 2,226 degrees awarded
  3. 1,451 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, 7,508 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, which is 0.699 times less than the 10,744 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 12,633 degrees mean that there were 8.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,457 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, 2-year ($500) 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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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 Lansing-East Lansing, MI was $183,800 in 2022, which is 0.652 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $161,700 to $183,800, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is 67.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have an average commute time of 22.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is $68,270. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $96,135, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $92,620 and $84,245.

Property

$183,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,111
$148,476
Median Property Taxes
±$2,261

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

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

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Rent vs Own

67.6%
Homeownership
2022
62.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 67.6% of the housing units in Lansing-East Lansing, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $96,135, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $92,620 and $84,245.

The following map shows all of the counties in Lansing-East 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.
$68,270
Median Household Income
± $1,201
220k
Number of Households
± 3,267

In 2022, the median household income of the 220k households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew to $68,270 from the previous year's value of $63,591.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lansing-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 (73.6%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.8%)
  3. Carpooled (8.34%)

In 2022, 73.6% of workers in Lansing-East Lansing, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.8%) and those who carpooled to work (8.34%).

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

22.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have a shorter commute time (22.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.88% of the workforce in Lansing-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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lansing-East Lansing, MI (66.9k out of 518k 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 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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

95.3% of the population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI has health coverage, with 54.5% on employee plans, 15.3% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 0.72% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Michigan see 1246 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1266 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1294 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 332 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,246 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Michigan

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,246 patients per year. This represents a 1.58% decrease from the previous year (1,266 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.2% under 18 years, 25.3% between 18 and 34 years, 36.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.69%
Uninsured
54.5%
Employer Coverage
15.3%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
11.9%
Non-Group
0.72%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew by 2.46% from 4.58% to 4.69%.

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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