The City of East Lansing had a population of 49,987 as of July 1, 2019. East Lansing ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for East Lansing is located at latitude 42.737 and longitude -84.4839 in Ingham County. The formal boundaries for the City of East Lansing encompass a land area of 13.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Ingham County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of East Lansing are located in Ingham County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Clinton County.
The City of East Lansing (GNIS ID: 1626207) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|East Lansing, MI Housing Affordability Index is 86 |
State of Michigan Housing Affordability Index is 142
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|East Lansing, MI Wealth Index is 80 |
State of Michigan Wealth Index is 92
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Total Population||49,987 (100%)|
|Population in Households||34,357 (68.7%)|
|Population in Families||13,429 (26.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||15,630 (31.3%)|
|Median Household Income||$39,474|
|Average Household Income||$71,882|
|Per Capita Income||$23,461|
|Total Housing Units||16,176 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||4,828 (29.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||10,529 (65.1%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||820 ( 5.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$198,151|
|Housing Affordability Index3||86|
|Average Household Size||2.24|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.0%|
|Per Capita Income||2.13%|
The table below compares East Lansing to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 25||97th|
|Population Density||# 43||94th|
|Diversity Index||# 79||89th|
|Median Household Income||# 583||16th|
|Per Capita Income||# 467||33rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Michigan Census Data Comparison Tool.