East Lansing Population Statistics

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated August 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

East Lansing Population & Age Distribution

 

Total Population
48,145

Age

Under 5 Years:
2.5%
5 - 17:
5.4%
18 - 24:
61.9%
25 - 34:
9.6%
35 - 54:
8.6%
55 - 64:
4.8%
Over 65 Years:
7.3%

Educational Attainment of Adults

 
Attending College
58.0%
58.0%
High School Graduates
96.9%
96.9%
College Graduated
72.0%
72.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Income

 

Per capita Income

East Lansing
$21,116
$21,116
USA
$34,103
$34,103

Median household income

East Lansing
$39,867
$39,867
USA
$62,843
$62,843

Individuals Below Poverty Level:
41.0%

Employment Industries in East Lansing

 
Education
37.3%
37.3%
Accommodation
14.2%
14.2%
Retail
9.0%
9.0%
Healthcare
8.3%
8.3%
Professional, scientific, and technical services
5.0%
5.0%
Arts
4.0%
4.0%
Manufacturing
3.8%
3.8%
Finance
3.3%
3.3%
Public Service
3.3%
3.3%
Other
3.0%
3.0%
Administration
2.4%
2.4%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Race & Ethnic Diversity

 
White
72.3%
72.3%
Asian
12.5%
12.5%
Black or African American
6.6%
6.6%
Hispanic or Latino (Of Any Race)
5.0%
5.0%
Other Race / Two or More Races
3.3%
3.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native
0.3%
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islanders
0.0%
0.0%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Ancestries & Languages Spoken

 

Ancestry (Top 20)

German
15.4%
15.4%
Irish
9.7%
9.7%
English
7.2%
7.2%
Polish
6.5%
6.5%
Italian
5.3%
5.3%
Scottish
2.0%
2.0%
French
2.0%
2.0%
Dutch
1.9%
1.9%
Swedish
1.4%
1.4%
European
1.4%
1.4%
British
1.2%
1.2%
Norwegian
1.1%
1.1%
Finnish
1.0%
1.0%
French Canadian
1.0%
1.0%
Greek
0.8%
0.8%
Russian
0.8%
0.8%
Scots-Irish
0.7%
0.7%
Lebanese
0.7%
0.7%
Hungarian
0.7%
0.7%
Ukrainian
0.6%
0.6%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Languages Spoken (Top 20)

English
80.9%
80.9%
Chinese
5.9%
5.9%
Spanish
3.2%
3.2%
Polish
2.8%
2.8%
Arabic
1.7%
1.7%
Langs. of India
1.5%
1.5%
German/Yiddish
0.7%
0.7%
Other Asian languages
0.7%
0.7%
African languages
0.6%
0.6%
Korean
0.5%
0.5%
Vietnamese
0.3%
0.3%
Persian
0.3%
0.3%
French
0.2%
0.2%
Pacific Island languages
0.2%
0.2%
Russian
0.2%
0.2%
Japanese
0.2%
0.2%
Urdu
0.2%
0.2%
Portuguese
0.2%
0.2%
Other Indo-European
0.1%
0.1%
Serbo-Croatian
0.1%
0.1%
0.0% 100.0%
% OF RESIDENTS

Foreign Born East Lansing Residents:
14.4%