Lansing, MI
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Lansing is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 116,986 people and 51 constituent neighborhoods, Lansing is the fifth largest community in Michigan.

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 city 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 (13.89%), sales jobs (9.50%), and food service (8.13%).

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.

Another interesting thing about Lansing, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Many people in Lansing take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Lansing citizens for affordable transportation.

The overall education level of Lansing is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.79% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lansing in 2010 was $21,355, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $85,420 for a family of four. However, Lansing contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Lansing is an extremely 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. Lansing also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.16% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lansing include German, Irish, English, Polish, and French.

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