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Lansing, Michigan (MI) Poverty Rate Data
Information about poor and low-income residents


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21.3% of Lansing, MI residents had an income below the poverty level in 2019, which was 38.9% greater than the poverty level of 13.0% across the entire state of Michigan. Taking into account residents not living in families, 19.8% of high school graduates and 44.8% of non high school graduates live in poverty. The poverty rate was 21.2% among disabled males and 25.1% among disabled females. The renting rate among poor residents was 76.5%. For comparison, it was 36.3% among residents with income above the poverty level.

Poverty rates in Lansing, MI

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
Lansing:

21.3%
Whole state:

13.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
Lansing:

10.3%
Whole state:

5.6%

Poverty rate among disabled males:
Lansing:

21.2%
Michigan:

13.9%
Disability rate in this city among poor males (it is 19.1% among male residents who are not classified as poor):
Lansing:

31.0%
Michigan:

29.8%

Poverty rate among disabled females:
Lansing:

25.1%
Michigan:

18.3%
Disability rate in this city among poor females (it is 19.4% among female residents who are not classified as poor):
Lansing:

29.8%
Michigan:

30.0%

Renting rate in this city among poor and not poor residents:
Residents below poverty level:

76.5%
Residents above poverty level:

36.3%

Poverty by age in Lansing, MI

Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lansing
  • Breakdown by age of poor male residents in Lansing,MI (percentage below poverty level)
  • 18.0%Under 5 years
  • 8.6%5 years
  • 43.0%6 to 11 years
  • 44.0%12 to 14 years
  • 35.6%15 years
  • 40.2%16 and 17 years
  • 33.3%18 to 24 years
  • 20.0%25 to 34 years
  • 11.4%35 to 44 years
  • 12.3%45 to 54 years
  • 20.2%55 to 64 years
  • 11.1%65 to 74 years
  • 3.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lansing
  • Breakdown by age of poor female residents in Lansing,MI (percentage below poverty level)
  • 35.9%Under 5 years
  • 32.8%5 years
  • 32.0%6 to 11 years
  • 21.8%12 to 14 years
  • 0.0%15 years
  • 20.7%16 and 17 years
  • 35.0%18 to 24 years
  • 21.8%25 to 34 years
  • 19.0%35 to 44 years
  • 13.9%45 to 54 years
  • 12.2%55 to 64 years
  • 10.4%65 to 74 years
  • 19.6%75 years and over
Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lansing, MI
  • Breakdown by age of very poor residents in Lansing,MI (% below half of poverty level)
  • 11.4%Under 5 years
  • 13.0%5 years
  • 9.6%6 to 11 years
  • 7.9%12 to 14 years
  • 14.0%15 years
  • 9.0%16 and 17 years
  • 13.5%18 to 24 years
  • 7.0%25 to 34 years
  • 6.0%35 to 44 years
  • 4.8%45 to 54 years
  • 5.4%55 to 64 years
  • 2.5%65 to 74 years
  • 3.5%75 years and over

Poverty by race and place of birth in Lansing, MI

Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lansing, MI
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lansing, MI (%)
  • 16.4%White
  • 37.0%Black
  • 36.4%American Indian
  • 21.9%Asian
  • 0.0%Native Hawaiian
  • 10.6%Other race
  • 39.2%2+ races
  • 18.9%Hispanic
Breakdown of poor residents within races (income below poverty level) in Lansing, MI
  • Breakdown of poor residents within races in Lansing, MI (absolute numbers)
  • 10,523White
  • 9,601Black
  • 308American Indian
  • 1,156Asian
  • 0Native Hawaiian
  • 294Other race
  • 3,7222+ races
  • 2,770Hispanic
Poverty status for native-born residents
  • 18.9%Below poverty level
  • 81.1%Above poverty level
Poverty status for foreign-born residents
  • 34.9%Below poverty level
  • 65.1%Above poverty level

Poverty in families in Lansing, MI

Children below poverty level:
Lansing, Michigan:

31.3%
State:

17.3%
Poverty rate among high school graduates not in families:
Lansing:

19.8%
Michigan:

17.6%
Poverty rate among people who did not graduate high school not in families:
Lansing:

44.8%
Michigan:

37.6%
Poor families by family type
  • 40.2%Married-couple family
  • 11.0%Male, no wife present
  • 48.8%Female, no husband present
Breakdown of poor residents in Lansing not in families by work experience
  • 4.4%Worked full-time, year-round
  • 45.7%Worked part-time
  • 49.9%Did not work
Breakdown of poor married-couple families by work experience
  • 1.5%Both worked full-time
  • 7.7%One full-time, other part-time
  • 12.1%One full-time, other didn't work
  • 23.3%Both worked part-time
  • 26.9%One part-time, other didn't work
  • 28.5%Both didn't work

Other data

Year house/condo built for residents below and above poverty levels
  • Owners below poverty level
  • 0.4%1999 to 2000
  • 0.7%1995 to 1998
  • 1.1%1990 to 1994
  • 5.8%1980 to 1989
  • 7.8%1970 to 1979
  • 12.2%1960 to 1969
  • 20.8%1950 to 1959
  • 13.0%1940 to 1949
  • 38.3%1939 or earlier
  • Owners above poverty level
  • 0.3%1999 to 2000
  • 1.1%1995 to 1998
  • 1.2%1990 to 1994
  • 4.0%1980 to 1989
  • 11.7%1970 to 1979
  • 16.4%1960 to 1969
  • 23.4%1950 to 1959
  • 13.4%1940 to 1949
  • 28.6%1939 or earlier
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