Lansing is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kansas. With a population of 11,964 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lansing is the 32nd largest community in Kansas.
Lansing real estate is some of the most expensive in Kansas, although Lansing house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Lansing is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.99% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lansing is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lansing who work in office and administrative support (12.30%), teaching (10.63%), and management occupations (10.55%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Lansing. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Also of interest is that Lansing has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Being a small city, Lansing does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Lansing is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.83% of adults in Lansing have a college degree.
The per capita income in Lansing in 2010 was $31,982, which is wealthy relative to Kansas, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,928 for a family of four. However, Lansing contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lansing is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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. Important ancestries of people in Lansing include German, Irish, English, European, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Lansing is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.