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Household income NAT. AVG.
Unemployment NAT. AVG.
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IndexEast LansingMichiganNational
Income per capita$23,948$27,549$29,829
Median household income$40,800$50,803$55,322
Median income owner occupied$112,642$62,251$70,586
Median income renter occupied$23,897$28,598$35,192
Median earnings male$7,168$35,730$36,919
Median earnings female$6,765$22,948$26,250
Unemployment rate3.9%5.2%4.7%
Poverty level37.9%16.3%15.1%
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Key findings

  • The income per capita in East Lansing is 20% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in East Lansing is 26% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in East Lansing is 16% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in East Lansing is 151% higher than the national average

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      $27,197 $40,800 $81,600
      $33,865 $50,803 $101,606
      $36,877 $55,322 $110,644
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      East Lansing median earnings by income bracket

      East Lansing employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry1.4%1.4%
      Manufacturing sector5.1%5.1%
      Financial & insurance services3.7%3.7%
      Wholesale & retail services11.8%11.8%
      Public administration4.3%4.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities1.7%1.7%
      Education, health & social services37.4%37.4%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Lake Victoria, MI810$113,250104.7%
      DeWitt, MI4,743$92,65267.5%
      Wacousta, MI1,698$85,83355.2%
      Dimondale, MI1,588$85,08953.8%
      Dansville, MI609$80,27845.1%
      East Lansing, MI48,437$40,80026.2%

      Cities with similar population

      City Population Household Income National Avg.
      Saginaw, MI48,407$30,84544.2%
      Antelope, CA48,468$82,09548.4%
      Palm Springs, CA48,390$57,9164.7%
      Tuckahoe, VA48,517$81,17046.7%
      Ceres, CA48,355$59,2477.1%
      East Lansing, MI48,437$40,80026.2%
      Source: The East Lansing, MI employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).