Lansing is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 112,537 people and 52 constituent neighborhoods, Lansing is the sixth largest community in Michigan.
Also of interest is that Lansing has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Lansing telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.18% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Another interesting thing about Lansing, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
A lot of people in Lansing take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Lansing, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
In terms of college education, Lansing is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.69% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lansing in 2018 was $25,939, which is middle income relative to Michigan, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $103,756 for a family of four. However, Lansing contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Lansing is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Lansing home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lansing residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Lansing also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.93% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Lansing include German, Irish, English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Lansing is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.