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Lansing, Michigan 25 Reviews | Leave a Comment


-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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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)
People, town
Great friendly people, nice city with lots of parks and beautiful homes.. Great... (read more)
great place to live
Lansing is a great city. There are wonderful parks of all types and there are a lo of them. The river trail is really superb! There is a large variety of neighborhoods... (read more)
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