Quick Facts

  • Area: 13.49 square milesDowntown East Lansing
  • Average family size: 2.80 (2010 Census
  • Average household size: 2.23 (2010 Census)
  • Bike Lanes: 14.2 miles
  • Cost of Living: 1.4% lower than the U.S. average
  • Date of incorporation: 1907
  • Form of government: council / city manager
  • Housing Values: the median housing values were $172,400 (2010-2012 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates); The mean homestead values were $165,419 in 2013.
  • Median Age: 21.6 (2010 Census)
  • Median family Income: $85,377 (2010-12 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates)
  • Neighborhoods: 25
  • Number of Businesses: more than 900 (2013 City of East Lansing)
  • Number of Parks: 24
  • Number of Public Schools: 8
  • Per capita Income: $17,362 (2010-12 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates)
  • Population: 48,579 (2010 Census)
  • Residential Units: 15,787 (2010 Census)
  • Total Assessed Valuation: $911,082,510 (2013 City of East Lansing)
  • Trails: 4.7 miles