Lansing, MI

117,400 Population
39.1 square miles 3,000.7 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 1-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
1.2%
was 1.2%
Ranked 6th Highest in MI
Population Density
3,000.7
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
43.6%
was 44.3%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
6.8%
was 7.3%
Ranked 12th Highest in MI
Percent Under 18
23.2%
was 23.2%
Ranked 8th Highest in MI
Percent 65 and Over
10.2%
was 10.8%
Ranked 15th Highest in MI

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
5.7
was 6.3
Ranked 23rd Lowest in MI
Percent Living in Poverty
26.4%
was 26.8%
Ranked 12th Lowest in MI
Median Household Income
$36,851
was $37,426
Ranked 13th Highest in MI
Gini Income Distribution
 
43.3
45
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
7.8
was 7.0
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
1,157
was 1,057.0
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
3,008
was 3,476.5
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
55,918
was 52,998
Ranked 4th Highest in MI
Median Rent
$801
was $738
Ranked 12th Highest in MI
Total Building Permits
182
was 43
 
Occupied Housing Units
49,334
was 47,338
 
Homeownership Rate
49.6%
was 50.3%
Ranked 12th Highest in MI
Single Family Building Permits
36
was 43
 
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,429.3
was 1,354.6
Ranked 7th Highest in MI
Rental Vacancy Rate
20.9%
was 19.4%
Ranked 4th Highest in MI
Multifamily Building Permits
146
 
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.4
was 2.4
Ranked 12th Highest in MI
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
3.2
was 0.8
 
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
1.6
was 0.4
 

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
96.2%
was 96.5%
Ranked 12th Highest in MI
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
87.1%
Ranked 15th Highest in MI
Percent with Insurance Over 65
100%
was 99.5%
Ranked 1st Highest in MI

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
88.0%
was 88.1%
Ranked 8th Highest in MI
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
23.7%
was 26.0%
Ranked 11th Highest in MI

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