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-College town atmosphere
-Capital city amenities
-Stable employers


-Economic cycles
-Winter climate
-Cloudy skies

What Bert Has To Say About Lansing-East Lansing Metro Area

Lansing is the state capital, and East Lansing is home to Michigan State University. Together the two places form the second most-populated area in Michigan, but individually, they are quite different. Downtown Lansing is plain and generally uninteresting; mainly anchored by the state government. A large GM assembly plant just west of town was recently replaced by a more modern plant farther out.


Quick Facts About Lansing

    The unemployment rate in Lansing is 8.40 percent(U.S. avg. is 6.30%). Recent job growth is Positive. Lansing jobs have Increased by 2.82 percent.
    Compared to the rest of the country, Lansing's cost of living is 18.30% Lower than the U.S. average.
    As of 2014, Lansing's population is 114,537 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.33 percent.
    Average Commute time is 19 minutes. The National Average is 25 minutes.
    The median home cost in Lansing is $76,600. Home appreciation the last year has been 1.70 percent.
    Lansing public schools spend $12,802 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,435. There are about 19.4 students per teacher in Lansing.

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re: great place to live - 3/14/2013
After having lived here for over 6 years, I can confirm Lansing is a horrible place to live. I'm moving away from it soon so I can't recommend it to anyone unless you're... (read more)
re: Lansing - 7/8/2011
Lansing NEVER in history had a population anywhere near 200,000, and neither has it had a population below 110,000 since 1960. The population topped out around 132,000... (read more)
Moved here June 2015
We love it here. My husband loves his job. My son loves his school. It has been affordable. The people are friendly. Tons of fun things to do every season all over this... (read more)
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