SperlingViews - Lansing, Michigan
Cost of Living,
61.23% of people are white, 23.74% are black, 3.72% are asian, 0.77% are native american, and 10.53% claim 'Other'. 0.24% of the people in Lansing, MI, claim hispanic ethnicity (meaning 99.76% are non-hispanic).
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craps - 4/18/2006
most of the year it is gray and ugly. the cold is not only very cold but damp and seeps into the bones. the summers aremade sickening not by heat but the humidity. surrounding by lakes we cannot see and swimming in gray factories.[read more...]
Lansing character - 7/10/2005
Lansing is a very common midwestern city, a bluecollar factory town, with a relatively strong "ghetto" presence. The southend, more specifically south of Mt. Hope Ave., is relatively low crime, while areas north of Mt. Hope, differ very sharply. For instance, approximantly 2/3 of people live in the Southend of the city while it contains less than 1/2 of the cities total crime (source from police dept. stats.) There were two murders in the Southend in 2004 while there were nine in the Northend. With that said, Lansing does have a rapidly growing downtown, which is looking very promising. To anyone interested in moving too or visiting Lansing, check out the Lansing police's "Crime Mapper" at http://mapmidmichigan.org/, just click on "Launch Map" and select "Lansing Crime Mapper" from the dropdown menu. It has individual crime data for up to three months.[read more...]