This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, East Lansing has a very low population density. East Lansing is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
With a quality of life rating of 8/10 and an overall value of 6/10, there are many things to love about East Lansing, MI, but there are also a few factors that may not be the best fit for everyone. Most homeowners will be happy in East Lansing, but be sure to visit first to make sure it’s the best place for you.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. East Lansing has a population density of 4,090, with 46,005 current residents.
Out of the 46,005 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 25% of the residents are married and 75% are single.
- 48% Sun
- 30% Rain
- 36% Snow
48°F average temperature
- 40 years Median home age
- $88,900 Median home price
- -6.84% Home appreciation rate
- 17.36% Annual property tax
As for living in East Lansing, the air quality is 48% and the weather, on average, is 48% sunny, 30% rainy, and 36% snowy. The average temperature is 48°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in East Lansing, you should know that 29.2% of homes are owned while 62.4% of homes are rented, and 8.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $88,900, the median age of homes is 40 years, the annual home appreciation is -6.84% and the annual property tax is 17.36%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)6
When looking at the community of East Lansing, it’s important to determine the crime rate. East Lansing’s crime rate is 6 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in East Lansing is 23 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 65.72% Democratic, 32.50% Republican, and 1.78% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:16
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
97%High school diploma
5%Some college or associates degree
38%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at East Lansing, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 12.70% of residents are unemployed in East Lansing (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed East Lansing residents: 10.3% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 34.04% are in the arts and sciences field, 20.9% are in the customer service field, 27.4% are in the sales field, 0.40% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 2.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 4.3% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:16. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 96.84%, 5.28% of residents have an associate’s degree, 32.11% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 37.74% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in East Lansing, you should be aware that the average commute time is 17 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of East Lansing have a few different options. 60% of commuters use their own cars, 8% of commuters carpool, 4% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.