Lansing is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 118,210 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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Lansing who work in office and administrative support (12.61%), sales jobs (8.83%), and food service (8.08%).
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.
Lansing has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Lansing has quite a high level of public transit users. Lansing’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.
The overall education level of Lansing is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.16% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lansing in 2018 was $23,226, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,904 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 12.43% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lansing include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lansing is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.