Lansing

The state’s vibrant capital is in the heart of mid-Michigan

Overview for Lansing, MI

128,928 people live in Lansing, where the median age is 33.4 and the average individual income is $25,871.5. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

128,928

Total Population

33.4 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$25,871.5

Average individual Income

Welcome to Lansing

The state’s vibrant capital is in the heart of mid-Michigan
 
The city of Lansing boasts an eclectic downtown, convenient lifestyle, and modern urban pleasures. Residents of this cultured capital city enjoy a high standard of living, a reasonably priced lifestyle, exceptional schools, and the status of one of the best places to live in Michigan. Historically, Lansing is particularly well-known for its car manufacturing background. Several museums pay tribute to this industrial past; they can be found alongside modern businesses where locals dine, sip colorful cocktails, shop for the latest trends, and live life to the fullest in mid-Michigan.
 

What to Love

  • Michigan’s vibrant, diverse, lively capital city
  • A laid-back feel, fair cost of living, and high standard of living
  • Several parks, gardens, a zoo, and other ways to enjoy the great outdoors
  • Many events throughout the year to attend with friends, family, and neighbors
  • A variety of Lansing, MI real estate options, including tasteful and charming Lansing, MI homes for sale featuring a plethora of home styles and designs
 

Local Lifestyle - Living in Lansing, MI

The capital of Michigan is a diverse, eclectic city with a vibrant downtown district. In addition to a diverse offering of restaurants for all budgets and occasions, bars, boutiques, and tours of the state capital, downtown also hosts festivals and other events throughout the year, drawing patrons from both near and far. Old Town, an extension of the neighborhood located just up the river, is the city's historical center where locals go to get a good dose of culture and find other entertainment.
 

Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping in Lansing, MI

Between downtown, Old Town, and every other neighborhood, Lansing is home to some of the best culinary options in Michigan. From coffee to pubs to bespoke clothing shops, kick back and relax in the heart of mid-Michigan.
 
Strange Matter Coffee, situated on Lansing’s Eastside, is a go-to for freshly brewed coffee, donuts, and homemade “Pop Tarts.” Seasonal favorites like their summertime tropical pistachio donut and the larger-than-life cinnamon rolls make getting out of the house early in the morning more than worth it.

A little later in the day, you can visit Lansing Brewing Company, one of the city's most popular spots, to sample craft brews from one of the city's best-known breweries. First established in 1896, patrons have also held LBC as a destination for festive events with neighbors like trivia night and live concerts featuring local talent.

Art’s Pub is another relaxing spot nearby, perfect for catching MSU games. Situated in the heart of Old Town, This unpretentious neighborhood joint offers friendly service, a spacious patio for outdoor dining, and an unmatched atmosphere only found in the closest neighborhoods.
 

Things to Do in Lansing, MI

First and foremost, the State Capitol of Michigan is a can’t-miss item on the local bucket list. First opened in 1879, it was one of the first American capitols to be topped off with a cast iron dome. Just north of the capitol building, the aforementioned Old Town is one of Central Lansing‘s most beloved shopping and dining districts. The streets here are lined with old-fashioned structures from a previous era. If shopping isn’t in the cards, Potter Park Zoo is a 20-acre facility within an 80-acre park, home to over 350 different animals. The zoo also organizes regular fundraiser dinners and other events to help conservation efforts better and care for the wildlife.
 

Schools

Pupils in Lansing are given great opportunities and the unique chance to get a head start on their futures. Lansing residents are served by the Lansing Public School District, Grand Ledge Public Schools, Ingham Intermediate School District, and Waverly Community Schools. In addition to public schools, Lansing students may attend:
 

Demographics and Employment Data for Lansing, MI

Lansing has 53,941 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Lansing do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 128,928 people call Lansing home. The population density is 2,131.22 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

128,928

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

33.4

Median Age

48.89 / 51.11%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
53,941

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$25,871.5

Average individual Income

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Lansing, MI

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The following schools are within or nearby Lansing. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
MidMichigan Leadership Academy
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
No rating available
Dwight Rich School of the Arts
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 7th
1/5
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
No rating available
PUBLIC
4th - 6th
1/5
The Early College Lansing Community College
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
5/5
Lansing Baptist School
PRIVATE
2nd - 9th
No rating available
Immaculate Heart Of Mary/St Casimir School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Lansing Catholic Central High School
PRIVATE
9th - 12th
No rating available
Lansing Charter Academy
PUBLIC
K - 8th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
Forrest G Averill School
PUBLIC
PreK - 4th
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Ingham County Youth Center
PUBLIC
3rd - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Emanuel Lutheran School
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 6th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 6th
No rating available
Gardner International School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Woodcreek Montessori
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
PRIVATE
PreK - 8th
No rating available
Riddle Elementary
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
1/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 3rd
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 8th
3/5
Wexford Montessori Magnet School
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
Ingham AcademyFamily Center
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Center for Success at Pleasant View
PUBLIC
7th - 12th
No rating available
Montessori Childrens House
PRIVATE
PreK - 6th
No rating available

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