Lansing-East Lansing, MI

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Population

481,893

0.887% growth

Poverty Rate

16.7%


Median Age

35.7


Median Household Income

$59,494

5.41% growth

Number of Employees

237,409

2.02% growth

Median Property Value

$158,800

4.34% growth

About

In 2018, Lansing-East Lansing, MI had a population of 482k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $59,494. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew from 477,656 to 481,893, a 0.887% increase and its median household income grew from $56,440 to $59,494, a 5.41% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.79%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.05%), White (Hispanic) (4.62%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (3.35%). N/A% of the people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI speak a non-English language, and 96% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are Michigan State University (13,044 degrees awarded in 2017), Lansing Community College (2,870 degrees), and Douglas J Aveda Institute (613 degrees).

The median property value in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is $158,800, and the homeownership rate is 65%. Most people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Michigan, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Michigan (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Lansing-East Lansing, MI employs 237k people. The largest industries in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are Educational Services (33,940 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (29,914 people), and Manufacturing (26,800 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,072), Public Administration ($58,728), and Finance & Insurance ($54,951).

Median household income in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is $59,494. Males in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,599. The income inequality in Lansing-East Lansing, MI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$59,494

2018 value

± $2,434

5.41%

1 Year Growth

± 5.18%

Households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have a median annual income of $59,494, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $56,440 in 2017, which represents a 5.41% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$66,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,155

$48,599

Average Female Salary

± $853

In 2018, full-time male employees in Michigan made 1.38 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $88,578 ± $80,802

  2. Asian

    $69,562 ± $4,799

  3. White

    $51,075 ± $730

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Michigan workers was Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander. These workers were paid 1.27 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Michigan by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lansing-East Lansing, MI is from Michigan.

0.472

2018 Wage GINI

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.175% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 the GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Michigan across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was Livingston County, MI with a value of $82,884, followed by Oakland County, MI and Washtenaw County, MI, with respective values of $80,193 and $71,860.

The following map shows all of the counties in Lansing-East Lansing, MI colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lansing-East Lansing, MI (75.4k out of 451k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    50,762 ± 1,373

  2. Black

    11,077 ± 769

  3. Two Or More

    6,867 ± 658

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

237k

2018 Value

± 6,984

2.02%

1 Year growth

± 4.05%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 233k employees to 237k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,001 people), Management Occupations (21,425 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (21,118 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lansing-East Lansing, MI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lansing-East Lansing, MI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (32,001 people), Management Occupations (21,425 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (21,118 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Lansing-East Lansing, MI has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.48 times higher than expected), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.19 times), and Production Occupations (1.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lansing-East Lansing, MI, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($73,824), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($67,975), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($64,747).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

237k

2018 Value

± 6,984

2.02%

1 Year growth

± 4.05%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew at a rate of 2.02%, from 233k employees to 237k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, are Educational Services (33,940 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (29,914 people), and Manufacturing (26,800 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lansing-East Lansing, MI, though some of these residents may live in Lansing-East Lansing, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, by number of employees, are Educational Services (33,940 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (29,914 people), and Manufacturing (26,800 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Lansing-East Lansing, MI has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.81 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.55 times), and Utilities (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($70,072), Public Administration ($58,728), and Finance & Insurance ($54,951).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $138B

  2. $38.2B

  3. $36.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $138B, followed by Mixed freight ($38.2B) and Machinery ($36.1B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Michigan products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$480B

2020 Value

$623B

Projected 2045 Value

29.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $480B. This is expected to increase 29.8% to $623B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $37.4B

  2. $27.2B

  3. $21.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $37.4B, followed by Indiana with $27.2B and Illinois and $21.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Michigan shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

95.5% of the population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI has health coverage, with 54.9% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 0.865% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Lansing-East Lansing, MI was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Lansing-East Lansing, MI see 1254 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1244 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1385 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 431 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Saginaw County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,254 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Michigan see an average of 1,254 patients per year. This represents a 0.804% increase from the previous year (1,244 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Michigan in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,055

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,950

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,915

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,318

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Michigan (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,745 to $8,055.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

4.49%

Uninsured

54.9%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

11.4%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

0.865%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lansing-East Lansing, MI declined by 11.4% from 5.07% to 4.49%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lansing-East Lansing, MI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.1% prevalence

  3. 14.1% prevalence

Gladwin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Michigan, at 14.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Michigan by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Lansing-East Lansing, MI is home to a population of 482k people, from which 96% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.93% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents were born outside of the country (33.1k people).

In 2018, there were 8.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (364k people) in Lansing-East Lansing, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was 35.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally the same age as than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.93%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

33.1k people

6.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

30.9k people

As of 2017, 6.93% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents (33.1k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was 6.5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Lansing-East Lansing, MI compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,142 ± 7,297 people

  2. India

    75,308 ± 6,712 people

  3. Iraq

    66,449 ± 6,308 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 89,142 Michigan residents, followed by India with 75,308 and Iraq with 66,449.

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Citizenship

96%

2018 Citizenship

94.8%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 96% of Lansing-East Lansing, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lansing-East Lansing, MI

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    364k ± 275

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    42.4k ± 1.96k

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    24.3k ± 1.08k

In 2018, there were 8.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (364k people) in Lansing-East Lansing, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 42.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 24.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Lansing-East Lansing, MI as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    8,642 ± 986

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,930 ± 1,267

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,535 ± 602

Lansing-East Lansing, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI awarded 18,014 degrees. The student population of Lansing-East Lansing, MI is skewed towards women, with 31,915 male students and 35,714 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are White (12,512 and 78%), followed by Black or African American (1,183 and 7.37%), Hispanic or Latino (727 and 4.53%), and Asian (678 and 4.23%).

The largest universities in Lansing-East Lansing, MI by number of degrees awarded are Michigan State University (13,044 and 72.4%), Lansing Community College (2,870 and 15.9%), and Douglas J Aveda Institute (613 and 3.4%).

The most popular majors in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are Liberal Arts & Sciences (634 and 3.52%), Law (582 and 3.23%), and Advertising (506 and 2.81%).

The median tuition costs in Lansing-East Lansing, MI are $20,315 for private four year colleges, and $15,375 and $40,024 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 460 degrees awarded

  2. 401 degrees awarded

  3. 495 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was General Economics with 460 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Lansing-East Lansing, MI according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 13,044 degrees awarded

  2. 2,870 degrees awarded

  3. 613 degrees awarded

$15,375

Median In-State Public

$20,315

Median Private

In 2017, the Lansing-East Lansing, MI institution with the largest number of graduating students was Michigan State University with 13,044 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

7,791

Degrees Awarded to Men

10,223

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 7,791 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lansing-East Lansing, MI, which is 0.762 times less than the 10,223 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Lansing-East Lansing, MI by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    12,512 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,183 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    727 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lansing-East Lansing, MI were to White students. These 12,512 degrees mean that there were 10.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,183 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was $158,800 in 2018, which is 0.691 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $152,200 to $158,800, a 4.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is 65%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lansing-East Lansing, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$158,800

2018 Median

± $3,190

$152,200

2017 Median

± $3,509

In 2018, the median property value in Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew to to $158,800 from the previous year's value of $152,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lansing-East Lansing, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lansing-East Lansing, MI the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$59,494

Median Household Income

± $2,434

187k

Number of Households

± 5,878

In 2018, the median household income of the 187k households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI grew to $59,494 from the previous year's value of $56,440.

The following chart displays the households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lansing-East Lansing, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65%

2018 Homeownership

64.5%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 65% of the housing units in Lansing-East Lansing, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lansing-East Lansing, MI compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.57% of the workforce in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.6%

  2. Carpooled

    9.26%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.55%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Lansing-East Lansing, MI was Drove Alone (79.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.26%) and those who Worked At Home (3.55%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lansing-East Lansing, MI have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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