East Lansing, Michigan Population 2021

48,709
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East Lansing is a city located in Ingham County Michigan. With a 2020 population of 48,709, it is the 26th largest city in Michigan and the 814th largest city in the United States . East Lansing is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 0.27% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 48,579 in 2010. East Lansing reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 14 miles, East Lansing has a population density of 3,627 people per square mile.

The average household income in East Lansing is $67,288 with a poverty rate of 40.98%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $952 per month, and the median house value is $192,800. The median age in East Lansing is 21.4 years, 21.3 years for males, and 21.4 years for females.

East Lansing Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Lansingwas:

  • White: 75.94%
  • Asian: 12.49%
  • Black or African American: 6.79%
  • Two or more races: 3.57%
  • Other race: 0.90%
  • Native American: 0.28%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.03%
The current population of East Lansing, Michigan is 48,709 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 48,145.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 48,579.

East Lansing, Michigan Population 2021

2020 and 2021 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021553,8251,7170.31%
2020552,1081,7170.31%
2019550,3911,7170.31%
2018548,6742940.05%
2017548,3803,2340.59%
2016545,1463,8750.71%
2015541,2711,2430.23%
2014540,0281,9390.36%
2013538,0891,0840.20%
2012537,0054000.07%
2011536,6051,7060.32%
2010534,8990.00%

East Lansing Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White37,00675.94%
Asian6,08712.49%
Black or African American3,3076.79%
Two or More Races1,7383.57%
Some Other Race4400.90%
American Indian and Alaska Native1360.28%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.03%
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East Lansing Population by Race

East Lansing Population Pyramid $2021

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East Lansing Median Age

21.4


Total

21.3


Male

21.4


Female

East Lansing Adults

There are 44,913 adults, (3,556 of whom are seniors) in East Lansing.

East Lansing Age Dependency

17.8

Age Dependency Ratio

8.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

9.2

Child Dependency Ratio

East Lansing Sex Ratio

Female

24,464

50.20%

Male

24,265

49.80%

East Lansing Population by Age

East Lansing Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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East Lansing Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family18.5%81.5%
Male26.4%73.6%
All35.6%64.4%
Female42.6%57.4%
Married77.5%22.5%

35.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

East Lansing Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,5192.3935.6
Non Family8,8352.0318.5
Married3,5752.9977.5
Female6743.2142.6
Male4353.4126.4

2.92

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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East Lansing Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2221.50%
9th to 12th Grade2341.58%
High School Graduate1,0607.17%
Some College1,99813.52%
Associates Degree6274.24%
Bachelors Degree4,79532.46%
Graduate Degree5,83839.52%
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East Lansing Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

East Lansing Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,71810,4547,696
Asian1,9401,8631,712
Black988921568
Hispanic805796534
2+ Races343315154
Other Race179179108
Native American625115

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 88.25%.

East Lansing Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$40,892$43,232$38,948
Less Than 9th Grade$38,750$$
High School Graduate$26,637$27,440$23,224
Some College$27,837$25,875$29,744
Bachelors Degree$42,166$54,561$31,218
Graduate Degree$54,506$53,627$55,591

$40,892

Average Earnings

$43,232

Average Male

$38,948

Average Female

East Lansing Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Lansing Language by Age

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East Lansing Language

80.91% of East Lansing residents speak only English, while 19.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 8.40% of the population.

East Lansing Language

East Lansing Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White23,7589,55240.21%
Asian4,0931,86945.66%
Black2,05595346.37%
Hispanic1,72262236.12%
Multiple89332536.39%
Other34110029.33%
Native833643.37%
Islander99100.00%

40.98%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.09%

Male Poverty Rate

39.86%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in East Lansing

The race most likely to be in poverty in East Lansing is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in East Lansing is Other, with 29.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.80%. Among those working part-time, it was 63.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.31%.

East Lansing Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.41%
High School19.25%
Some College14.35%
Bachelors or Greater9.62%

East Lansing Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed74.48%
Female Unemployed61.28%
Female Employed39.06%
Male Employed31.46%

East Lansing Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Lansing Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,867$67,288
Families$99,803$115,200
Married Families$111,524-
Non Families$24,073$40,434
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Income by Household Type

East Lansing Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

17.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

17.3%

Male Marriage Rate

17.4%

Female Marriage Rate

East Lansing Married by Age and Sex

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East Lansing Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

East Lansing Marital Status by Race

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East Lansing Marital Status

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856

Number of Veterans

801

Male Veterans

55

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam229
Second Gulf War127
First Gulf War121
World War II103
Korea100

East Lansing Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+325
65 to 74180
35 to 54138
55 to 64111
18 to 34102

East Lansing Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White7532.21%
Black521.78%
Asian330.56%
2+ Races181.26%
Hispanic80.37%

East Lansing Veterans by Race

East Lansing Veterans by Education

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8.98%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Lansing Veterans by Education

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56.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

East Lansing Employment by Age

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East Lansing Employment by Race

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East Lansing Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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62.85%

Born in East Lansing

85.63%

Native Born

14.37%

Foreign Born

11.17%

Non Citizen

3.20%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

85.63% of East Lansing residents were born in the United States, with 62.85% having been born in Michigan. 11.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

East Lansing Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202148,7092820.58%
202048,4272820.59%
201948,1452820.59%
201847,863-1,195-2.44%
201749,058630.13%
201648,9954780.99%
201548,5171590.33%
201448,358-144-0.30%
201348,502-250-0.51%
201248,752680.14%
201148,684990.20%
201048,5852,0600.43%
200046,525-4,152-0.85%
199050,677-715-0.14%
198051,3923,8520.78%
197047,54017,3424.64%
196030,1989,8734.04%
195020,32514,48613.28%
19405,8391,4502.90%
19304,3890.00%

East Lansing Population by Year