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Population in 2012: 48,518 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 

Males: 24,847  (51.2%)
Females: 23,671  (48.8%)

Median resident age:  21.6 years
Michigan median age:  40.9 years

Zip codes: 48823, 48825, 48906, 48910, 48912.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $29,838 (it was $28,217 in 2000)
East Lansing:

$29,838
MI:

$46,859
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $17,070

East Lansing city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $163,130 (it was $144,100 in 2000)
East Lansing:

$163,130
MI:

$115,700
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $219,722; Detached houses: $229,114; Townhouses or other attached units: $151,716; In 2-unit structures: $226,354; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $140,005; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $109,917

Median gross rent in 2012: $825.

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  • White alone - 36,520 (75.4%)
  • Asian alone - 5,454 (11.3%)
  • Black alone - 3,394 (7.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1,517 (3.1%)
  • Hispanic - 1,340 (2.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 112 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 101 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 11 (0.02%)

Races in East Lansing detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in East Lansing: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Ancestries: German (17.1%), Irish (12.1%), English (8.2%), Polish (7.3%), Italian (4.5%), French (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 850 feet

Land area: 11.2 square miles.

Population density: 4,314 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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For population 25 years and over in East Lansing:

  • High school or higher: 97.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 68.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 37.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Lansing city:

  • Never married: 76.4%
  • Now married: 17.4%
  • Separated: 0.4%
  • Widowed: 2.0%
  • Divorced: 3.8%

7,395 residents are foreign born (7.2% Asia, 1.9% Europe).

This city:  15.3%
Michigan:  6.1%



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 10 registered sex offenders living in East Lansing, Michigan as of September 30, 2013.
The ratio of number of residents in East Lansing to the number of sex offenders is 4,852 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,856 (2.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,707 (2.6%)

East Lansing satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lansing, MI (4.0 miles , pop. 119,128).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Detroit, MI (74.4 miles , pop. 951,270).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (175.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Okemos, MI (1.9 miles ), Haslett, MI (2.0 miles ), Lansing, MI (2.0 miles ), Bath, MI (2.4 miles ), Edgemont Park, MI (2.4 miles ), Waverly, MI (2.7 miles ), Holt, MI (2.7 miles ), De Witt, MI (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2009: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $120,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.74 N, Longitude: 84.48 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +16,544 (+34.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,761 (58.1%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 517

East Lansing household income distribution East Lansing home values distribution


 

Crime rates in East Lansing by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1004300000110
per 100,000 2.10.00.08.66.30.00.00.00.00.02.22.10.0
Rapes 1615251819201422171871717
per 100,000 34.132.153.138.840.142.830.247.836.839.315.535.034.9
Robberies 1429303133402834273126719
per 100,000 29.862.063.866.869.685.660.573.958.467.757.714.439.0
Assaults 1141571311761331151301451441111325780
per 100,000 243.0335.7278.4379.2280.6246.2280.8315.4311.6242.5293.0117.4164.3
Burglaries 274287184257267202248231270272272292215
per 100,000 584.0613.6391.1553.8563.3432.4535.6502.4584.2594.2603.7601.5441.5
Thefts 1,1881,2321,0381,0401,020874785700718798771699695
per 100,000 2532.12634.22206.22241.02152.01870.91695.41522.41553.61743.21711.11440.01427.1
Auto thefts 51534772515360475029465283
per 100,000 108.7113.399.9155.1107.6113.5129.6102.2108.263.3102.1107.1170.4
Arson 21171926262120212839224660
per 100,000 44.836.340.456.054.945.043.245.760.685.248.894.8123.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 201.6225.8202.4239.4214.9187.6179.9191.3185.6182.0177.8141.3146.2

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in East Lansing detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 72 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.19
Michigan average:

1.74

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East Lansing, Michigan accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

10.9%
Michigan:

9.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -4,471 (-8.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Educational services (37%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Postsecondary teachers (11%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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Tornado activity:

East Lansing-area historical tornado activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 152% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the East Lansing city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/2/1977, a category F4 tornado 18.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 44 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

East Lansing-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Michigan state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 7.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Ingham County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
East Lansing topographic map

Birthplace of: Nate Silver - Journalist, Ryan Miller - NHL player (Buffalo Sabres, born: Jul 17, 1980), Spencer Abraham - Senator & Secretary of Energy, Stuart Sullivan - Record producer, Chuck Bullough - Football coach, Daniel Gross - Journalist.

Main business address for: AMERICAN PHYSICIANS CAPITAL INC (HOSPITAL & MEDICAL SERVICE PLANS).


Hospitals/medical centers in East Lansing:

  • DAVITA - LANSING HOME HEMODIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1676 WATER TOWER PL STE 700)
  • FMC - EAST LANSING (Dialysis Facility, 2601 COOLIDGE RD STE A)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, 3497 COOLIDGE ROAD, SUITE A)
  • SUNSHINE HOME CARE OF MICHIGAN, INC (Home Health Center, 2852 EYDE PARKWAY, SUITE 100)
  • BURCHAM HILLS RETIREMENT CTR (Nursing Home, 2700 BURCHAM DRIVE)
  • EAST LANSING HEALTH CARE CENTE (Nursing Home, 2815 NORTHWIND DR)
  • WHITEHILLS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1843 N HAGADORN RD)

Political contributions by individuals in East Lansing, MI

Heliports located in East Lansing:

Amtrak station:

EAST LANSING (1240 S. HARRISON ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.ci.east-lansing.mi.us

Colleges/Universities in East Lansing:

  • Michigan State University (Full-time enrollment: 41,413; Public; Website: www.msu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Michigan State University College of Law (FT enrollment: 893; Location: 368 Law College Bldg; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.law.msu.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Douglas J Aveda Institute (FT enrollment: 273; Location: 331 East Grand River Ave; Private, for-profit; Website: www.avedainstitutesmichigan.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near East Lansing:

  • Lansing Community College (about 4 miles; Lansing, MI; Full-time enrollment: 7,815)
  • Baker College of Owosso (about 24 miles; Owosso, MI; FT enrollment: 2,293)
  • Spring Arbor University (about 38 miles; Spring Arbor, MI; FT enrollment: 2,595)
  • Jackson Community College (about 40 miles; Jackson, MI; FT enrollment: 3,739)
  • Baker College Center for Graduate Studies (about 43 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 2,058)
  • Baker College of Flint (about 44 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 3,765)
  • Kettering University (about 44 miles; Flint, MI; FT enrollment: 2,047)

Public high school in East Lansing:

Private high school in East Lansing:

  • LAKESIDE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 62; Location: 7868 E M-78; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in East Lansing:

Private elementary/middle schools in East Lansing:

  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL (Students: 359; Location: 915 ALTON RD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • THE MONTESSORI CENTER (Students: 107; Location: 1370 BEECH ST; Grades: PK - 4)
  • GREATER LANSING ISLAMIC SCHOOL (Students: 88; Location: 940 S HARRISON RD; Grades: PK - 6)
See full list of schools located in East Lansing, map of school districts: EAST LANSING SCHOOL DISTRICT

Library in East Lansing:

  • EAST LANSING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,815,241; Location: 950 ABBOT ROAD; 145,434 books; 4,245 audio materials; 2,800 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 305 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in East Lansing: Falcon Golf Course (A), Eagle Eye Golf Club (B), Beal Botanical Gardens (C), Spartan Stadium (D), Forest Akers Golf Course (E), Michigan State University Library (F), Wharton Center for Performing Arts (G), Michigan State University Museum (H), Breslin Student Events Center (I), Kresge Art Museum (J), Munn Ice Arena (K), Olds Hall (L), Holden Residence Halls (M), Wilson Residence Halls (N), Case Residence Halls (O), Wonders Residence Halls (P), Butterfield Residence Hall (Q), Emmons Residence Hall (R), Brady Residence Hall (S), Rather Residence Hall (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in East Lansing include: Saint Thomas Aquinas Church (A), Islamic Center of East Lansing (B), University Lutheran Church (C), University United Methodist Church (D), Ascension Lutheran Church (E), Saint Andrew Orthodox Church (F), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: WIlliamston Ward (G), Eastminster Presbyterian Church (H), Korean New Hope Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: Chandler Marsh (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in East Lansing include: Tamarisk Park (1), White Memorial Park (2), Alice B Cowles House Historical Marker (3), Bigelow-Kuhn-Thomas House Historical Marker (4), Collegeville Historical Marker (5), East Lansing Historical Marker (6), Harry J Eustace Hall Historical Marker (7), Masonic Temple Historical Marker (8), Michigan Automobile Dealers Association Historical Marker (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: America by Rail (Tours & Charters; 5000 Northwind Drive) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Bistro 43 (300 Mac Avenue) (1), Americorp Enterprises Inc (1100 Trowbridge Road) (2), Hampton Inn (2500 Coolidge Road) (3), East Lansing - Ramada Inn (1100 Trowbridge Rd) (4), Hampton Inn East Lansing (2500 Coolidge Rd) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Ingham County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  Ozone  NO2 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.4. This is about average.
City:

32.4
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.10
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in East Lansing and their reported violations in the past:

WALNUT HILLS COUNTRY CLUB (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 7 routine major monitoring violations
LATTER DAY SAINTS CHURCH (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
TIMBER RIDGE GOLF COURSE (Population served: 125, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-16-2004), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2004)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
LDS CHURCH OF BIG RAPIDS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WILLOW LAKES PARTY STORE (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 9 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
EAGLE POINTE CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
LAKE LOUISE BAPTIST CAMP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
S & S PARTY STORE (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in East Lansing that have no violations reported:

  • EAST LANSING, CITY OF (Population served: 30500, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_groundwater)
  • NORTHLAND PLAZA-EAST (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • LDS CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • COLUMBIA LAKES ESTATES (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.6%
(42.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.2% for Black residents, 23.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 47.4% for American Indian residents, 29.0% for other race residents, 21.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Michigan:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  32.6%
Whole state:  66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.2%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in East Lansing, MI

People in group quarters in East Lansing in 2010:

  • 15,324 people in college/university student housing
  • 193 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 123 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 31 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in East Lansing in 2000:

  • 13,873 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 339 people in other group homes
  • 229 people in nursing homes
  • 63 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 39 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 10 people in religious group quarters
  • 8 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

East Lansing compared to Michigan state average:

East Lansing, Michigan environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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Arenas or stadiums:

  • Spartan Stadium. Capacity: 75,025. Michigan State Spartans football.
  • Breslin Student Events Center. Michigan State University.
  • Munn Ice Arena. Michigan State University.

Banks with most branches in East Lansing (2011 data):

  • Fifth Third Bank: East Lansing Branch, Lake Lansing Branch, Independence Village E. Lansing Bran. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • Independent Bank: East Lansing Branch at 1380 Lake Lansing Road, branch established on 2006/02/01; West Road Branch at 2900 West Road, Suite 100, branch established on 1886/12/31. Info updated 2010/10/20: Bank assets: $2,304.7 mil, Deposits: $2,092.2 mil, headquarters in Ionia, MI, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 107 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corporation
  • Bank of America, National Association: Lake Lansing Branch at 1390 West Lake Lansing Road, branch established on 1982/02/03; University Branch-East Lansing at 2731 East Grand River Avenue, branch established on 2000/07/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Summit Community Bank: at 1600 Abbott Road, branch established on 2002/12/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $157.3 mil, Deposits: $125.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Scb Bancorp, Inc.
  • Mason State Bank: Mason State Financial Center Branch at 2200 Coolidge Road, Suite 14, branch established on 2006/07/10. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $121.7 mil, Deposits: $79.7 mil, headquarters in Mason, MI, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Capital Directions, Inc.
  • Flagstar Bank, FSB: 1400 East Lake Lansing Road Branch at 1400 East Lake Lansing Road, branch established on 1996/08/09. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $13,623.5 mil, Deposits: $7,802.8 mil, headquarters in Troy, MI, negative income in the last year, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • Citizens Bank: Brookfield Branch at 1331 East Grand River Avenue, branch established on 1965/07/08. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • First National Bank of America: First National Bank Of America at 241 East Saginaw, branch established on 1955/05/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $569.5 mil, Deposits: $481.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First National Bancshares, Inc.
  • Mercantile Bank of Michigan: East Lansing Branch at 3737 Coolidge Road, branch established on 2007/05/14. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,428.1 mil, Deposits: $1,112.6 mil, headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mercantile Bank Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in East Lansing, Michigan:

  • East Lansing Marriott, 300 M A C Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823 , Phone: (517) 337-4440, Fax: (517) 337-5001
  • Gatehouse Suites- East Lansing, 1600 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823 , Phone: (517) 332-7711, Fax: (517) 333-9299
  • Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center, 55 S Harrison Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824 , Phone: (800) 875-5090, Fax: (517) 353-1872
  • Towneplace Suites East Lansing, 2855 Hannah Blvd, East Lansing, MI 48823 , Phone: (517) 203-1000, Fax: (517) 203-1234
  • Howard Johnson Inn, 1100 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 , Phone: (517) 351-5500, Fax: (517) 337-4652
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 2924 West Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 , Phone: (517) 333-0300, Fax: (517) 333-2633
  • Hampton Inn East Lansing, 2500 Coolidge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 , Phone: (517) 324-2072, Fax: (517) 324-2073
  • Super 8 Motel University/East Lansing, 2736 E Grand River Ave, East Lansing, MI 48823 , Phone: (800) 800-8000, Fax: (517) 337-7211
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in East Lansing, Michigan

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


East Lansing travel time to work - commute


East Lansing mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (75%)
  • Electricity (22%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for East Lansing city (based on Ingham County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.78%
Here39.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents44.9%6.7%4.2%3.8%3.7%
Congregations7.0%13.1%4.2%3.7%5.1%
NameLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAMuslim EstimateEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.7%3.3%3.2%2.2%24.4%
Congregations4.2%5.1%0.9%2.3%54.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 57
This county:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Ingham County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 47
Ingham County:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 67
This county:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 197
Ingham County:

7.08 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.2%
Michigan:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Ingham County:

13.6%
State:

13.4%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$87,165$58,1102$3,095
Other Government Administration 17$115,374$81,4409$10,534
Judicial and Legal 29$120,282$49,7725$5,055
Police Protection - Officers 64$333,966$62,6190$0
Police - Other 27$100,542$44,68538$39,662
Firefighters 49$238,333$58,3670$0
Fire - Other 1$4,264$51,1680$0
Correction 5$18,491$44,3781$2,613
Streets and Highways 16$74,556$55,9170$0
Welfare 3$13,054$52,2169$6,379
Solid Waste Management 28$111,517$47,7930$0
Sewerage 16$56,847$42,6350$0
Parks and Recreation 15$62,579$50,06382$45,042
Housing and Community Development(Local) 17$73,449$51,8464$5,891
Water Supply 28$106,768$45,7581$584
Local Libraries 7$34,140$58,52635$43,335
Other and Unallocable 21$90,949$51,97169$49,946
Totals for Government 361$1,642,276$54,591255$212,136

East Lansing government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $3,015,000 ($62.14)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $7,248,000 ($149.39)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,132,000 ($126.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,242,000 ($108.04)
    Sewerage: $4,905,000 ($101.10)
    General - Other: $4,483,000 ($92.40)
    Regular Highways: $3,682,000 ($75.89)
    Water Utilities: $2,550,000 ($52.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,538,000 ($52.31)
    Central Staff Services: $1,862,000 ($38.38)
    Parking Facilities: $1,657,000 ($34.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,554,000 ($32.03)
    Libraries: $1,480,000 ($30.50)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,141,000 ($23.52)
    Financial Administration: $982,000 ($20.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $733,000 ($15.11)
    General Public Buildings: $426,000 ($8.78)
    Correctional Institutions: $341,000 ($7.03)
    Health - Other: $84,000 ($1.73)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,263,000 ($46.64)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,177,000 ($24.26)
    Water Utilities: $641,000 ($13.21)
    Parking Facilities: $250,000 ($5.15)
    Libraries: $241,000 ($4.97)
    Housing and Community Development: $202,000 ($4.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $129,000 ($2.66)
    General - Other: $92,000 ($1.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $83,000 ($1.71)
    Police Protection: $74,000 ($1.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $49,000 ($1.01)
    Regular Highways: $29,000 ($0.60)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $21,203,000 ($437.01)

East Lansing government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $7,095,000 ($146.23)
    Parking Facilities: $3,610,000 ($74.41)
    All Other: $3,071,000 ($63.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,170,000 ($44.73)
    Solid Waste Management: $203,000 ($4.18)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $741,000 ($15.27)
    All Other: $124,000 ($2.56)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,441,000 ($29.70)
    Housing and Community Development: $427,000 ($8.80)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $3,434,000 ($70.78)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,928,000 ($39.74)
    Special Assessments: $1,805,000 ($37.20)
    General Revenue, NEC: $1,329,000 ($27.39)
    Interest Earnings: $452,000 ($9.32)
    Rents: $329,000 ($6.78)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,693,000 ($55.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $5,783,000 ($119.19)
    Highways: $2,644,000 ($54.50)
    All Other: $901,000 ($18.57)
    Housing and Community Development: $4,000 ($0.08)
  • Tax - Property: $17,158,000 ($353.64)
    Other License: $861,000 ($17.75)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $766,000 ($15.79)

East Lansing government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,786,000 ($1520.80)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,862,000 ($1501.75)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,069,000 ($331.20)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,145,000 ($312.15)

East Lansing government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $261,000 ($5.38)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,046,000 ($248.28)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $16,000 ($0.33)

8.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,819 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.02%
Michigan average:

5.24%

0.38% of residents moved from foreign countries ($415 average AGI)
Ingham County:

0.38%
Michigan average:

0.10%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Eaton County, MI  1.42% ($29,969 average AGI)
from Clinton County, MI  0.76% ($29,392)
from Oakland County, MI  0.34% ($39,641)


9.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($35,908 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.24%
Michigan average:

5.98%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($245 average AGI)
Ingham County:

0.09%
Michigan average:

0.05%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Eaton County, MI  1.57% ($32,933 average AGI)
to Clinton County, MI  0.83% ($48,076)
to Oakland County, MI  0.43% ($36,772)

Strongest AM radio stations in East Lansing:

  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJIM (1240 AM; 1 kW; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILS (1320 AM; 5 kW; LANSING, MI)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WXLA (1180 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DIMONDALE, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • WVFN (730 AM; 1 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WLCM (1390 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, MI)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Lansing:

  • WKAR-FM (90.5 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFMK (99.1 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDBM (88.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEE OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIV)
  • WITL-FM (100.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHZZ (101.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLGH (88.1 FM; LEROY TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJIM-FM (97.5 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMMQ (94.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLNZ (89.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKMY (92.1 FM; ST. JOHNS, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • W284AH (104.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WQHH (96.5 FM; DEWITT, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • WQTX (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WVIC (94.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WJXQ (106.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WRSR (103.9 FM; OWOSSO, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WUOM (91.7 FM; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIV. OF MICH.)

TV broadcast stations around East Lansing:

  • WKAR-TV (Channel 23; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV.)
  • W69BJ (Channel 69; LANSING, MI; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WLNS-TV (Channel 6; LANSING, MI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF LANSING, INC.)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • W24CG (Channel 24; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSMH (Channel 66; FLINT, MI; Owner: WSMH LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WAQP (Channel 49; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WJRT-TV (Channel 12; FLINT, MI; Owner: FLINT LICENSE SUBSIDIARY CORP.)
  • WEYI-TV (Channel 25; SAGINAW, MI; Owner: WEYI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W27CJ (Channel 27; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of East Lansing fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 27
Total length: 205 meters (673ft)
Total average daily traffic: 526,621
Total average daily truck traffic: 30,676

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 14
  • 1970-1979: 12
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for East Lansing, MI



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 7 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED61$146,616108$137,066341$160,88721$37,6575$549,32640$147,4820$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$147,8907$139,09935$187,6473$55,3670$03$142,0630$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$115,45012$149,90877$165,18411$33,7365$1,362,91414$138,5921$27,720
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$143,00410$143,74762$164,2495$37,4200$05$148,2980$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$164,9003$147,70023$160,3600$00$03$107,6000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 15 tracts in East Lansing, MI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED19$149,5457$186,606
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$155,7906$193,567
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$117,2956$243,647
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$127,7201$229,820
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$85,9300$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 26
  • Hazardous Condition: 11
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - East Lansing


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for East Lansing, MI

Most common first names in East Lansing, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John18276.7 years
Mary16280.1 years
Robert13875.8 years
William12376.8 years
Helen11882.9 years
Ruth9284.9 years
Dorothy9083.9 years
Margaret8982.7 years
Charles8778.5 years
James7973.4 years
Most common last names in East Lansing, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9176.7 years
Miller3983.4 years
Johnson3883.9 years
Brown3481.2 years
Williams2880.9 years
White2676.3 years
Davis2280.9 years
Wilson2178.1 years
Moore2083.2 years
Scott2075.8 years
Businesses in East Lansing, MI
NameCountNameCount
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's1
Applebee's1Meijer1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Nike3
Buffalo Wild Wings1Panda Express1
Burger King1Penske1
Chipotle1Pizza Hut1
Cold Stone Creamery1Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves1Quiznos1
Decora Cabinetry1Rite Aid3
Dennys1Sprint Nextel2
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks3
FedEx6Subway5
GNC3Super 81
Hobby Lobby1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Tim Hortons1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul2
IHOP1UPS17
Kroger1Verizon Wireless1
Little Caesars Pizza2Victoria's Secret1
Marriott1YMCA1
MasterBrand Cabinets1
Browse common businesses in East Lansing, MI


East Lansing on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of college students"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 100 cities with youngest residents (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 100 best educated cities (highest percentage of bachelor degree holding residents) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #35 (48912) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Somalian first ancestries"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Kerry (Democrat) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Wendell Lynch (20)
  • Christoph Benning (13)
  • James F. Hancock (9)
  • Evangelyn C. Alocilja (9)
  • Eric Norige (9)
  • Craig Partridge (9)
  • Thomas J. Pinnavaia (8)
  • Venkatesh Balan (8)
  • Daniel M. Hartmann (7)
  • Board Of Trustees Of Michigan State University (7)

Total of 395 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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