Lansing is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 962 people and just one neighborhood, Lansing is the 267th largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Lansing was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lansing is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lansing is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lansing who work in sales jobs (19.58%), office and administrative support (12.01%) and food service (10.18%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.09% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Overall, Lansing’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Lansing has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lansing a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Lansing is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.