Lansing, IL
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Lansing is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 28,086 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Lansing is the 72nd largest community in Illinois.

Lansing is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).

For the size of the village, public transportation in Lansing is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Lansing, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

In terms of college education, Lansing is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.66% of adults 25 and older in Lansing have a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.