East Lansing employment information

IndexEast LansingMichiganNational
Income per capita$19,256$26,143$28,555
Median household income$33,064$49,087$53,482
Median income owner occupied$93,385$60,317$68,142
Median income renter occupied$19,095$26,554$33,219
Median earnings male$6,389$34,444$36,116
Median earnings female$5,125$22,340$25,692
Unemployment rate4.5%7.0%5.8%
Poverty level42.9%16.9%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in East Lansing is 33% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in East Lansing is 38% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in East Lansing is 22% lower than the national average.
  • The poverty level in East Lansing is 175% higher than the national average.

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East Lansing median earnings by income bracket

East Lansing employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry2.0%0.3%
Manufacturing sector4.5%1.1%
Financial & insurance services2.4%2.2%
Wholesale & retail services8.3%8.3%
Public administration4.6%3.3%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.7%0.4%
Education, health & social services38.6%46.9%

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Bath, MI2,008$67,64226%
Lake Victoria, MI889$63,43819%
East Lansing, MI48,611$33,06438%

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Roswell, NM48,568$38,91927%
Grapevine, TX48,671$75,93142%
Galveston, TX48,513$38,00829%
Cypress, CA48,748$83,81957%
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East Lansing, MI48,611$33,06438%
Source: The East Lansing, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.