Lansing MI

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Lansing, MI Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

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.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q3 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more about Scout's Real Estate Data

Lansing Housing Market Information

With a population of 118,210, 1,623 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $98,696, 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%).

Lansing Home Appreciation Rates

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 35.00%, which ranks in the top 40% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Lansing house appreciation rate of 3.05%.

NeighborhoodScout's data show that during the latest twelve months, Lansing's appreciation rate, at 4.34%, has been at or slightly above the national average. In the latest quarter, Lansing's appreciation rate has been 1.96%, which annualizes to a rate of 8.07%.

Importantly, this makes Lansing one of the highest appreciating communities in the nation for the latest quarter, and may signal the city's near-future real estate investment strength.

Relative to Michigan, our data show that Lansing's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 70% 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.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:


Value Range
> $1,271,000 0.2
$953,001 - $1,271,000 0.1
$635,001 - $953,000 0.3
$509,001 - $635,000 0.3
$381,001 - $509,000 0.4
$254,001 - $381,000 2.8
$127,001 - $254,000 27.1
$63,001 - $127,000 48.1
$0 - $63,000 20.7

Very Low for MI
Very Low for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
87.1211678832117 89.4230769230769

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Lansing Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2020 Q2 - 2020 Q3
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q3 - 2020 Q3
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q3
20.64% 0.91%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,036 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 54.55
Renters 45.45
Vacant 9.91

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

2000 or Newer 6.8
1970 - 1999 33.6
1940 - 1969 41.2
1939 or Older 18.4

Types of Homes

Single-Family 63.8
Townhomes 7.6
Small Apt. Buildings 5.9
Apt. Complexes 20.8
Mobile Homes 1.8
Other 0.0

Home Size

No Bedroom 1.53
1 Bedroom 13.19
2 Bedrooms 31.34
3 Bedrooms 39.28
4 Bedrooms 12.59
5 or more bedrooms 2.08