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 (20.69%), sales jobs (9.66%), and management occupations (6.53%).

In Lansing, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.43 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Lansing use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Lansing‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The percentage of adults in Lansing who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.30% of the adults in Lansing have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lansing in 2010 was $25,296, which is middle income relative to Illinois, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,184 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 14.13% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lansing include Polish, Irish, Dutch, and Italian.

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