Lansing 54 Poor
Lansing Livability #1,261 ranked city in Illinois#26,588 ranked city in the USARanks better than 9% of areas
A+ Lansing Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C- Lansing Cost of Living Cost of living is equal to Illinois
982% less expensive than the US average
982% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Lansing cost of living
F Lansing Crime Total crime is 157% higher than Illinois
Total crime
5,800133% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 18133% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
0%Year over year crime is up
Lansing crime
F Lansing Employment Household income is 15% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$50,1079% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,02516% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
8%81% higher than the US average
Lansing employment
F Lansing Housing Home value is 29% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$124,10033% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9431% lower than the US average
Home ownership
71%11% higher than the US average
Lansing real estate or Lansing rentals
F Lansing Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Illinois
High school grad. rates
87%5% higher than the US average
School test scores
19%62% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
18:110% higher than the US average
Lansing K-12 schools
F Lansing User Ratings There are a total of 4 ratings in Lansing
Overall user rating
41% 4 total ratings
User reviews rating
50% 1 total reviews
User surveys rating
34% 3 total surveys
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      Living in Lansing, IL

      Lansing is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 28,369 residents. In Lansing, there are 3,802 people per square mile, which is well above the national population density average. Lansing is known to be an ethnically diverse city. The two most common races are White (57%) and Black or African American (36%).

      Without the right tools, relocating to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Lansing, Illinois could be a fulfilling experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. The best areas in Lansing and in surrounding cities are easier to find when you are able to make informed decisions. Using data from amenities, cost of living, employment, housing, you will see a detailed breakdown of the most important information as well as comparisons to the Illinois and national averages.

      The livability score in Lansing is 56/100 and the city is ranked in the 8th percentile of all cities across America. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. In fact, Lansing actually ranks among the lowest 10 percentile of cities across the nation. For each of the livability categories, we see that Lansing ranks very well for amenities (A+). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Lansing. The following was graded with a discouraging score: crime (F), weather (D-), education (F), employment (F) and housing (F).

      Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Lansing on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

      Assuming that Lansing meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Lansing. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Lansing are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Lansing come in at $124,100, which is 29% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Lansing, the home price to income ratio is 2.5, which is 16.7% lower than the Illinois average. Knowing if your home will appreciate on a long term or even a short term basis should be factored into your decision making. An increase in your home’s value can be a good way to generate tax-free equity that can create long term financial security. In the past year, appreciation rates for homes in the Lansing area were 16% and 5 year appreciation rates were 3.4%.

      Lansing transportation information

      Average one way commute29min29min26min
      Workers who drive to work80.0%73.4%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.0%8.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit6.2%9.2%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.1%0.6%0.6%
      Workers who walk1.7%3.1%2.8%
      Working from home1.7%4.4%4.6%

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      Monthly costs include: fuel, maintenance, tires, insurance, license fees, taxes, depreciation, and financing.
      Source: The Lansing, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).