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.
Unlike some villages 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 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 (17.61%), sales jobs (10.92%), and management occupations (6.95%).
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 population of Lansing overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Lansing, 21.53% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lansing in 2010 was $25,025, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,100 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 13.38% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lansing include German, Irish, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Lansing is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.