Most Expensive East Lansing Neighborhoods
East Lansing is a medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 48,648 people and 21 constituent neighborhoods, East Lansing is the 31st largest community in Michigan.
East Lansing real estate is some of the most expensive in Michigan, although East Lansing house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
East Lansing is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, East Lansing is a city of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in East Lansing who work in food service (16.33%), teaching (15.43%) and office and administrative support (12.22%).
Of important note, East Lansing is also a city of artists. East Lansing has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape East Lansing’s character.
Also of interest is that East Lansing has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
East Lansing is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in East Lansing have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. East Lansing’s economy is one such example of this.
East Lansing, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of East Lansing spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.17 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
East Lansing has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, East Lansing has quite a high level of public transit users. East Lansing’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in East Lansing. 69.83% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in East Lansing in 2010 was $19,256, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $77,024 for a family of four. However, East Lansing contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. East Lansing also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.92% of its population below the federal poverty line.
East Lansing is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call East Lansing home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of East Lansing residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in East Lansing include German, Irish, English, Polish, Italian and French.
Foreign born people are also an important part of East Lansing's cultural character, accounting for 15.17% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in East Lansing is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.
|EAST LANSING INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||13,705|
|EAST LANSING HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||22.95%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||77.05%|
|TYPE OF EAST LANSING HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||36.89%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||6.96%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||6.34%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||49.70%|
|SIZE OF EAST LANSING HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||4.30%|
|AGE OF EAST LANSING HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||12.81%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||38.15%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||38.78%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||10.26%|
|EAST LANSING REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$199,085|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,082|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $56,000||3.50%|
|$56,001 - $112,000||9.88%|
|$112,001 - $225,000||52.60%|
|$225,001 - $337,000||24.35%|
|$337,001 - $450,000||5.60%|
|$450,001 - $562,000||2.52%|
|$562,001 - $844,000||0.99%|
|$844,001 - $1,125,000||0.34%|
|PEOPLE OF EAST LANSING||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||2.31%|
|5 TO 17||5.53%|
|18 TO 24||62.08%|
|25 TO 34||9.92%|
|35 TO 54||8.77%|
|55 TO 64||4.98%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||6.40%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||96.64%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$33,064|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$19,256|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||42.92%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Education (35.89%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (6.42%)
Public Service (3.92%)
Information Technology (2.49%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||7.71%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.25%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.01%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.50%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||3.95%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||3.55%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||German (21.94%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (83.21%)
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