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Lansing, IL
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Lansing profile

Living in Lansing

Lansing is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 28,000 people and six associated neighborhoods, Lansing is the 70th largest community in Illinois.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In Lansing, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Lansing is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.33% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lansing in 2018 was $32,591, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $130,364 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Lansing also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 19.37% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lansing include German, Polish, Irish, Dutch, and English.

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