Analytics built by: Location, Inc.
Raw data sources: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.
Methodology: NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more
With 118,427 people, 1,623 houses or apartments, and a median cost of homes of $97,626, house prices in Lansing are some of the most affordable in Michigan as well as the nation.
Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Lansing, accounting for 63.82% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Lansing include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.83%), row houses and other attached homes ( 7.60%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.94%).
The most prevalent building size and type in Lansing are three and four bedroom dwellings, chiefly found in single-family detached homes. The city has a mixture of owners and renters, with 54.55% owning and 45.45% renting.
At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Lansing's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 41.19% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Lansing include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 33.64%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 18.42%). There's also some housing in Lansing built between 2000 and later ( 6.75%).
Appreciation rates for homes in Lansing have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 35.57%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Lansing house appreciation rate of 3.09%.
NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Lansing's appreciation rate, at 5.12%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Lansing's appreciation rate has been -0.41%, which annualizes to a rate of -1.63%.
Notably, Lansing's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.
Relative to Michigan, our data show that Lansing's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 80% of the other cities and towns in Michigan.
One very important thing to keep in mind is that these are average appreciation rates for the city. Individual neighborhoods within Lansing differ in their investment potential, sometimes by a great deal. Fortunately, you can use NeighborhoodScout to pinpoint the exact neighborhoods in Lansing - or in any city or town - that have the best track record of real estate appreciation, by the latest quarter, the last year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years, or even since 2000, to assist you in making the best Lansing real estate investment or home purchase decisions.
|$943,001 - $1,257,000||0.1|
|$628,001 - $943,000||0.3|
|$503,001 - $628,000||0.3|
|$377,001 - $503,000||0.4|
|$251,001 - $377,000||2.8|
|$126,001 - $251,000||27.1|
|$63,001 - $126,000||48.1|
|$0 - $63,000||20.7|
|Value Relative to Nation||Value Relative to State|
|Time Period||Total Appreciation||Avg. Annual Rate||
2020 Q1 - 2020 Q2
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q2 - 2020 Q2
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q2 - 2020 Q2
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q2
|* 10 is highest|
|AGE OF Lansing HOMES|
|2000 or Newer||6.8|
|1970 - 1999||33.6|
|1940 - 1969||41.2|
|1939 or Older||18.4|
|TYPE OF Lansing HOMES|
|Small Apt. Buildings||5.9|
|SIZE OF Lansing HOMES|
|5 or more bedrooms||2.08|