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East Lansing, MI (Michigan) Houses and Residents

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $208,440 (it was $144,100 in 2000)
East Lansing:

$208,440
Michigan:

$169,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $163,361 - $285,302

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $244,015
Here:

$244,015
State:

$219,912

Townhouses or other attached units: $189,413
Here:

$189,413
State:

$199,940

In 2-unit structures: $176,127
Here:

$176,127
State:

$142,994

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $130,782
Here:

$130,782
State:

$151,948

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $146,593
Here:

$146,593
State:

$170,137

East Lansing,MI index of house prices

Total population: 48,648 (Urban population: 46,667, Rural population: 37 (all nonfarm))

Houses: 15,277 (13,721 occupied: 5,012 owner occupied, 8,504 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

63%
State:

28%

Housing density: 1,358 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2019: $203,583.

Median contract rent in 2019: $896 (lower quartile is $722, upper quartile is $1,166)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2019: $958


Median gross rent in East Lansing, MI in 2019: $946

Housing units in East Lansing with a mortgage: 3,408 (26 second mortgage, 368 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,570

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $108,300

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $104,312

Median monthly housing costs: $1,039

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East Lansing, Michigan Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1963

Median year apartment built: 1977

Household type by relationship:

Households: 48,834
  • Male householders: 6,981 (2,308 living alone), Female householders: 6,657 (2,768 living alone)
  • 3,561 spouses (3,524 opposite-sex spouses), 979 unmarried partners, (862 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 4,335 children (4,142 natural, 138 adopted, 53 stepchildren), 125 grandchildren, 429 brothers or sisters, 348 parents, 0 foster children, 160 other relatives, 8,505 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 16,075

Size of family households: 2,308 2-persons, 1,154 3-persons, 750 4-persons, 376 5-persons, 33 6-persons, 22 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,078 1-person, 2,603 2-persons, 567 3-persons, 692 4-persons, 45 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 36 7-or-more-persons.

2,572 married couples with children.
770 single-parent households (185 men, 585 women).

80.1% of residents of East Lansing speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (84% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
8.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (50% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.9% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 7,747 (15.8%)
(24.7% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

3.5
State:

4.4

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 0no bedroom
  • 981 bedroom
  • 6972 bedrooms
  • 2,5133 bedrooms
  • 1,3574 bedrooms
  • 3145+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 632no bedroom
  • 2,1791 bedroom
  • 4,0232 bedrooms
  • 6883 bedrooms
  • 9134 bedrooms
  • 2205+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in East Lansing in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in East Lansing in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 56no vehicle
  • 1,9041 vehicle
  • 2,5072 vehicles
  • 4773 vehicles
  • 744 vehicles
  • 325+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in East Lansing in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in East Lansing in renter-occupied apartments
  • 1,423no vehicle
  • 3,5981 vehicle
  • 1,8892 vehicles
  • 1,2373 vehicles
  • 3844 vehicles
  • 795+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 01 room
  • 262 rooms
  • 233 rooms
  • 4994 rooms
  • 4535 rooms
  • 1,0426 rooms
  • 9457 rooms
  • 8158 rooms
  • 1,1579+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 6281 room
  • 6362 rooms
  • 2,5663 rooms
  • 2,2354 rooms
  • 1,1175 rooms
  • 5106 rooms
  • 2667 rooms
  • 2098 rooms
  • 3269+ rooms
Year house built
Median 2019 house/condo value by year built
Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in East Lansing, MI
  • East Lansing, MI household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in East Lansing, MI in 2019
  • 2,245Less than $10,000
  • 1,586$10,000 to $19,999
  • 1,486$20,000 to $29,999
  • 1,259$30,000 to $39,999
  • 822$40,000 to $49,999
  • 684$50,000 to $59,999
  • 972$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,271$75,000 to $99,999
  • 958$100,000 to $124,999
  • 565$125,000 to $149,999
  • 797$150,000 to $199,999
  • 886$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2019 in East Lansing, MI

  • Distribution of house value in East Lansing, MI in 2019
  • 54Less than $10,000
  • 10$10,000 to $14,999
  • 9$15,000 to $19,999
  • 10$20,000 to $24,999
  • 17$25,000 to $29,999
  • 9$30,000 to $34,999
  • 18$40,000 to $49,999
  • 6$50,000 to $59,999
  • 40$60,000 to $69,999
  • 30$70,000 to $79,999
  • 101$80,000 to $89,999
  • 77$90,000 to $99,999
  • 308$100,000 to $124,999
  • 437$125,000 to $149,999
  • 696$150,000 to $174,999
  • 701$175,000 to $199,999
  • 988$200,000 to $249,999
  • 684$250,000 to $299,999
  • 528$300,000 to $399,999
  • 188$400,000 to $499,999
  • 168$500,000 to $749,999
  • 14$750,000 to $999,999
  • 18$1,000,000 to $1,499,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in East Lansing, MI

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in East Lansing, MI in 2019
  • 5Less than $100
  • 5$100 to $149
  • 4$150 to $199
  • 75$200 to $249
  • 21$250 to $299
  • 5$300 to $349
  • 77$350 to $399
  • 89$400 to $449
  • 244$450 to $499
  • 123$500 to $549
  • 251$550 to $599
  • 425$600 to $649
  • 525$650 to $699
  • 621$700 to $749
  • 611$750 to $799
  • 1,223$800 to $899
  • 1,329$900 to $999
  • 1,263$1,000 to $1,249
  • 588$1,250 to $1,499
  • 709$1,500 to $1,999
  • 213$2,000 to $2,499
  • 184$2,500 to $2,999
  • 117$3,000 to $3,499
  • 116$3,500 or more
  • 175No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2019

Percentage of workers working in this county: 83.4%
Number of people working at home: 1,303 (5.5% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 792
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 4,390
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 6,066
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 5,186
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 2,846
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 477
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 1,058
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 76
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 224
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 285
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 491
  • 90 or more minutes: 397
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - East Lansing

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 28,022 (68.1%)
  • Carpooled: 3,344 (8.1%)
  • Bus: 2,793 (6.8%)
  • Light rail, streetcar or trolley: 2 (0.0%)
  • Taxi: 382 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 1,688 (4.1%)
  • Walked: 3,805 (9.2%)
  • Worked at home: 1,116 (2.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
  • Unemployment by race in 2019
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 7.7%Males
  • 5.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 13.9%Males
  • 8.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for American Indian and Alaska Native residents
  • 100.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 12.2%Males
  • 12.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 24.1%Males
  • 32.1%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 1.6%Males
  • 5.4%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 5.2%Males
  • 2.8%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in East Lansing, Michigan
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in East Lansing, Michigan
  • 5,7792010 or later
  • 1,0212000 to 2009
  • 5931990 to 1999
  • 7421980 to 1989
  • 2051970 to 1979
  • 356Before 1970
Ancestries in East Lansing, MI

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 1,512 (8.1%)
  • Irish: 1,012 (5.4%)
  • American: 741 (4.0%)
  • English: 674 (3.6%)
  • Polish: 670 (3.6%)
  • European: 567 (3.0%)
  • Italian: 566 (3.0%)
  • British: 376 (2.0%)
  • Dutch: 271 (1.5%)
  • Iraqi: 195 (1.0%)
  • Egyptian: 186 (1.0%)
  • Scottish: 179 (1.0%)
  • Finnish: 171 (0.9%)
  • Greek: 164 (0.9%)
  • Norwegian: 156 (0.8%)
  • Lebanese: 148 (0.8%)
  • French: 144 (0.8%)
  • African: 143 (0.8%)
  • French Canadian: 141 (0.8%)
  • Eastern European: 131 (0.7%)
  • Israeli: 124 (0.7%)
  • Armenian: 110 (0.6%)
  • Hungarian: 102 (0.5%)
  • Swedish: 86 (0.5%)
  • Danish: 83 (0.4%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 82 (0.4%)
  • Nigerian: 76 (0.4%)
  • Iranian: 72 (0.4%)
  • Turkish: 70 (0.4%)
  • Arab: 69 (0.4%)
  • Russian: 66 (0.4%)
  • Ethiopian: 57 (0.3%)
  • Brazilian: 48 (0.3%)
  • Jordanian: 44 (0.2%)
  • Ukrainian: 43 (0.2%)
  • Czech: 40 (0.2%)
  • Assyrian: 35 (0.2%)
  • Palestinian: 34 (0.2%)
  • Canadian: 33 (0.2%)
  • Albanian: 29 (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 28 (0.2%)
  • Ghanaian: 26 (0.1%)
  • Cypriot: 24 (0.1%)
  • Scandinavian: 21 (0.1%)
  • Portuguese: 20 (0.1%)
  • Serbian: 20 (0.1%)
  • Bulgarian: 19 (0.1%)
  • Belgian: 19 (0.1%)
  • Croatian: 18 (0.10%)
  • Ugandan: 16 (0.09%)
  • Welsh: 15 (0.08%)
  • Sudanese: 14 (0.08%)
  • Liberian: 12 (0.06%)
  • Swiss: 12 (0.06%)
  • Austrian: 11 (0.06%)
  • Northern European: 10 (0.05%)
  • Kenyan: 8 (0.04%)
  • Romanian: 7 (0.04%)
  • Zimbabwean: 7 (0.04%)
  • Slavic: 6 (0.03%)
  • Maltese: 6 (0.03%)
  • Yugoslavian: 6 (0.03%)
  • Cajun: 5 (0.03%)
  • Pennsylvania German: 3 (0.02%)
  • Macedonian: 3 (0.02%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan
East Lansing:

32.1% (2,296)
Michigan:

5.5% (37,971)

India
East Lansing:

13.0% (932)
Michigan:

11.0% (75,172)

Other Western Asia
East Lansing:

3.1% (224)
Michigan:

0.4% (2,519)

Japan
East Lansing:

2.9% (204)
Michigan:

1.4% (9,856)

Korea
East Lansing:

2.6% (187)
Michigan:

2.9% (19,503)

Taiwan
East Lansing:

2.4% (168)
Michigan:

0.8% (5,139)

Canada
East Lansing:

2.3% (166)
Michigan:

5.2% (35,650)

Iraq
East Lansing:

2.2% (159)
Michigan:

8.3% (56,760)

Mexico
East Lansing:

2.0% (140)
Michigan:

12.2% (83,496)

Malaysia
East Lansing:

1.9% (138)
Michigan:

0.2% (1,256)

Germany
East Lansing:

1.8% (129)
Michigan:

2.6% (17,980)

Sudan
East Lansing:

1.7% (123)
Michigan:

0.2% (1,216)

Bangladesh
East Lansing:

1.5% (110)
Michigan:

2.3% (15,892)

Pakistan
East Lansing:

1.5% (109)
Michigan:

1.5% (10,032)

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 30,758
  • Other state: 9,955
  • Northeast: 1,871
  • Midwest: 3,900
  • South: 2,182
  • West: 2,078

50.7% of East Lansing residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 31.3% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81.2% lived in Michigan.


East Lansing:

50.7%
State average:

86.2%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 53
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 34
  • 9th grade: 15
  • 10th grade: 50
  • 11th grade: 32
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 16
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 553
  • Less than 1 year of college: 215
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 817
  • Associate degree: 218
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,343
  • Master's degree: 1,507
  • Professional school degree: 493
  • Doctorate degree: 970
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 40
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 68
  • 7th and 8th grade: 17
  • 9th grade: 71
  • 10th grade: 16
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 13
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 527
  • Less than 1 year of college: 278
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 663
  • Associate degree: 412
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,629
  • Master's degree: 1,981
  • Professional school degree: 408
  • Doctorate degree: 795
Educational Attainment for Females
East Lansing marital status for males
East Lansing marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,397
  • One, attached: 1,097
  • Two: 400
  • 3 or 4: 555
  • 5 to 9: 1,798
  • 10 to 19: 2,703
  • 20 to 49: 2,208
  • 50 or more: 1,325
  • Mobile homes: 74

Median worth of mobile homes: $10,776

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities in 2019: 0.9%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2019: 2.4%

House/condo owner moved in on average 10 years ago

Renter moved in on average 0 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in East Lansing
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in East Lansing, MI
  • 90.6%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.3%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in East Lansing, MI
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 34.1%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 143
Here:

11.7%
Michigan:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 32
Here:

5.5%
Michigan:

9.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 263
Here:

1.0%
Michigan:

14.3%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability