Lansing, IL
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Lansing is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 28,349 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lansing is the 72nd largest community in Illinois.

Unlike some villages, Lansing isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lansing are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lansing is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lansing who work in office and administrative support (17.30%), sales jobs (10.19%), and management occupations (7.63%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Lansing is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Lansing area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Lansing citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.66% of adults 25 and older in Lansing have a college degree.

The per capita income in Lansing in 2010 was $24,879, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $99,516 for a family of four. However, Lansing contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lansing is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Lansing home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lansing residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lansing also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.56% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lansing include German, Irish, Dutch, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Lansing is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.