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Population (year 2000): 46,525. Estimated population in July 2005: 46,419 (-0.2% change)
Males: 22,377 (48.1%), Females: 24,148 (51.9%)

Zip codes:

Median resident age: 21.7 years
Median household income: $28,217 (year 2000)
Median house value: $144,300 (year 2000)

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Races in East Lansing:

  • White Non-Hispanic (79.4%)
  • Black (7.4%)
  • Hispanic (2.7%)
  • Chinese (2.5%)
  • Korean (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (2.1%)
  • Asian Indian (1.4%)
  • Other Asian (1.1%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Japanese (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (20.8%), Irish (12.3%), English (10.1%), Polish (8.5%), Italian (6.3%), French (3.5%).

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Elevation: 850 feet

Land area: 11.2 square miles

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For population 25 years and over in East Lansing

  • High school or higher: 96.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 70.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 39.2%
  • Unemployed: 10.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in East Lansing city

  • Never married: 68.1%
  • Now married: 24.6%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 2.6%
  • Divorced: 4.2%

11.8% Foreign born (7.5% Asia, 1.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -4,471 (-8.8%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MI Lansing, (5.3 miles pop. 119,128).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: OH Toledo, (97.0 miles pop. 313,619).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (228.3 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: MI Okemos, (4.6 miles MI Haslett, (5.2 miles MI Lansing, (5.3 miles MI (7.6 miles Holt, Park, MI (7.8 miles Edgemont Witt, MI (9.2 miles De MI (9.6 miles Waverly, MI Mason, (11.3 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 18 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 1998: 18 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 1999: 20 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2002: 20 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2003: 22 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $120,300
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $120,300

Latitude: 42.74 N, Longitude: 84.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 517


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (40.7%), Arts,entertainment,recreation,accommodation and food services (16.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,137 (+19.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 11,860 (50.5%)


 

Crime in East Lansing by Year

Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 4 3
    per 100,000 2.1 0.0 0.0 8.6 6.4
Rapes 16 15 25 18 19
    per 100,000 34.4 32.2 53.7 38.7 40.8
Robberies 14 29 30 31 33
    per 100,000 30.1 62.3 64.5 66.6 70.9
Assaults 114 157 131 176 133
    per 100,000 245.0 337.5 281.6 378.3 285.9
Burglaries 274 287 184 257 267
    per 100,000 588.9 616.9 395.5 552.4 573.9
Thefts 1,188 1,232 1,038 1,040 1,020
    per 100,000 2553.5 2648.0 2231.1 2235.4 2192.4
Auto thefts 51 53 47 72 51
    per 100,000 109.6 113.9 101.0 154.8 109.6
226.1 257.3 222.2 260.2 237.9


Average climate in East Lansing, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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East Lansing-area historical tornado activity is above Michigan state average. It is 86% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/11/1965, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.8 miles away from the East Lansing city center killed one person and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category 4 tornado 20.5 miles away from the city center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Ryan Miller - NHL player (Buffalo Sabres, born: Jul 17, 1980).


Main business address for: AMERICAN PHYSICIANS CAPITAL INC (HOSPITAL & MEDICAL SERVICE PLANS).


Hospitals/medical centers near East Lansing:
  • EDWARD W SPARROW HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 4 miles; LANSING, MI)
  • INGHAM REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 6 miles; LANSING, MI)
  • CLINTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; SAINT JOHNS, MI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to East Lansing:
  • CAPITAL CITY (about 8 miles; LANSING, MI; ID: LAN)
  • BISHOP INTERNATIONAL (about 54 miles; FLINT, MI; ID: FNT)
  • MBS INTL (about 61 miles; SAGINAW, MI; ID: MBS)
Other public-use airports nearest to East Lansing:
  • UNIVERSITY AIRPARK (about 7 miles; BATH, MI; ID: 41G)
  • MAIDENS (about 12 miles; WILLIAMSTON, MI; ID: 89Y)
  • DENNIS FARMS (about 12 miles; LAINGSBURG, MI; ID: 15W)

Amtrak station:
EAST LANSING (1240 S. HARRISON ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 22 $86,129 $46,979 0 $0
Local Libraries 7 $32,502 $55,717 30 $34,680
Police Protection - Officers 64 $293,554 $55,041 0 $0
Correction 9 $32,845 $43,793 1 $2,181
Financial Administration 15 $64,965 $51,972 6 $3,607
Other and Unallocable 25 $77,224 $37,067 59 $41,789
Other Government Administration 36 $162,705 $54,235 17 $36,465
Judicial and Legal 30 $93,699 $37,479 3 $2,081
Police - Other 26 $91,325 $42,150 37 $34,857
Firefighters 51 $246,062 $57,896 0 $0
Fire - Other 1 $3,751 $45,012 0 $0
Streets and Highways 13 $60,075 $55,453 2 $1,328
Solid Waste Management 16 $56,627 $42,470 0 $0
Sewerage 32 $130,812 $49,054 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 29 $98,140 $40,609 24 $17,783
Totals for Government 376 $1,530,414 $48,843 179 $174,771


Colleges/Universities in East Lansing:
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 38,639; Public; Website: www.msu.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY-DETROIT COLLEGE OF LAW (FT enrollment: 630; Location: 368 LAW COLLEGE BLDG; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.law.msu.edu)
  • DOUGLAS J EDUCATIONAL CENTER (FT enrollment: 86; Location: 333 ALBERT ST STE 110; Private, for-profit; Website: www.DouglasJ.com)
  • LANSING COMPUTER INSTITUTE (Location: 3001 COOLIDGE RD STE 403; Private, for-profit; Website: WWW.ptd-lci.com)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near East Lansing:
  • LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; LANSING, MI; Full-time enrollment: 8,454)
  • JACKSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 35 miles; JACKSON, MI; FT enrollment: 2,756)
  • SPRING ARBOR UNIVERSITY (about 38 miles; SPRING ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 2,266)
  • WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 56 miles; ANN ARBOR, MI; FT enrollment: 5,436)
  • KETTERING UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; FLINT, MI; FT enrollment: 2,900)
  • BAKER COLLEGE OF FLINT (about 57 miles; FLINT, MI; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • KELLOGG COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; BATTLE CREEK, MI; FT enrollment: 2,824)
Public high school in East Lansing:
  • EAST LANSING HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,158; Location: 509 BURCHAM DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in East Lansing:
  • MACDONALD MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 578; Location: 1601 BURCHAM DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MARBLE SCHOOL (Students: 346; Location: 729 N. HAGADORN ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • PINECREST SCHOOL (Students: 345; Location: 1811 PINECREST DRIVE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • DONLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 338; Location: 2961 E. LAKE LANSING ROAD; Grades: KG - 04)
  • WHITEHILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 266; Location: 621 PEBBLEBROOK LANE; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • RED CEDAR SCHOOL (Students: 264; Location: 1110 NARCISSUS DRIVE; Grades: KG - 04)
  • GLENCAIRN SCHOOL (Students: 258; Location: 939 N. HARRISON ROAD; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • WARDCLIFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 252; Location: 5150 WARDCLIFF DRIVE; Grades: PK - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in East Lansing:
  • ST THOMAS AQUINAS SCHOOL (Students: 502; Location: 915 ALTON ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI CENTER OF LANSING I (Students: 107; Location: 469 N HAGADORN RD; Grades: PK - 6)
  • GREATER LANSING ISLAMIC SCH (Students: 26; Location: 920 S HARRISON ROAD; Grades: KG - 5)
Library in East Lansing:
  • EAST LANSING PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,664,401; Location: 950 ABBOTT ROAD; 140,867 books; 2,845 audio materials; 2,559 video materials; 360 serial subscriptions)
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Parks in East Lansing include: Whitehills Park (1), Fine Park (2), Tamarisk Park (3).


East Lansing compared to Michigan state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in East Lansing:
  • WKAR (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WILS (1320 AM; 5 kW; LANSING, MI)
  • WJIM (1240 AM; 1 kW; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOAP (1080 AM; 50 kW; OWOSSO, MI)
  • WXLA (1180 AM; daytime; 1 kW; DIMONDALE, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • WVFN (730 AM; 1 kW; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFDF (910 AM; 50 kW; FLINT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WJR (760 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWJ (950 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCHB (1200 AM; 50 kW; TAYLOR, MI; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DETROIT, LLC)
  • WXYT (1270 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF DETROIT)
  • WUNN (1110 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MASON, MI; Owner: FAMILY LIFE BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WDFN (1130 AM; 50 kW; DETROIT, MI; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in East Lansing:
  • WKAR-FM (90.5 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WFMK (99.1 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDBM (88.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BD OF TRUSTEE OF MICHIGAN STATE UNIV)
  • WITL-FM (100.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHZZ (101.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: THE MACDONALD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLGH (88.1 FM; LEROY TOWNSHIP, MI; Owner: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJIM-FM (97.5 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMMQ (94.9 FM; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKMY (92.1 FM; ST. JOHNS, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WLNZ (89.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WQHH (96.5 FM; DEWITT, MI; Owner: MID MICHIGAN FM, INC.)
  • W284AH (104.7 FM; LANSING, MI; Owner: SPRING ARBOR COLLEGE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WQTX (92.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WVIC (94.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WJXQ (106.1 FM; JACKSON, MI; Owner: RUBBER CITY RADIO GROUP)
  • WRSR (103.9 FM; OWOSSO, MI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around East Lansing:
  • WKAR-TV (Channel 23; EAST LANSING, MI; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MICH. STATE UNIV.)
  • W69BJ (Channel 69; LANSING, MI; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • WLNS-TV (Channel 6; LANSING, MI; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF LANSING, INC.)
  • WILX-TV (Channel 10; ONONDAGA, MI; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WLAJ (Channel 53; LANSING, MI; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF MICHIGAN, INC.)
  • WHTV (Channel 18; JACKSON, MI; Owner: SPARTAN-TV, L.L.C.)
  • WSYM-TV (Channel 47; LANSING, MI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • W24CG (Channel 24; HOUGHTON LAKE, MI; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WPXD (Channel 31; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WZPX (Channel 43; BATTLE CREEK, MI; Owner: PAXSON BATTLE CREEK LICENSE, INC.)
  • W27CJ (Channel 27; ANN ARBOR, MI; Owner: TCT OF MICHIGAN, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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