Lansing is a tiny town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 128 people and just one neighborhood, Lansing is the 572nd largest community in North Carolina.
When you are in Lansing, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 66.98% of Lansing’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Lansing is a town of construction workers and builders, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lansing who work in healthcare (7.55%), management occupations (7.55%), and office and administrative support (6.60%).
The overall crime rate in Lansing is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
As is often the case in a small town, Lansing doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Lansing has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.33% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Lansing in 2018 was $19,177, which is low income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $76,708 for a family of four.
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. Important ancestries of people in Lansing include Scottish, German, Scots-Irish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lansing is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 8.6% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of North Carolina. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Lansing are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 86.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 20.8% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 38.8% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (18.7%), and 16.1% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.2% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish, Italian and Polish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Lansing, NC, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (7.0%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (6.7%), and residents who report English roots (5.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (4.7%), along with some French ancestry residents (2.2%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (43.9% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.