East Lansing, Michigan Population 2022

47,573
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East Lansing is a city located in Ingham County Michigan. East Lansing has a 2020 population of 47,573. East Lansing is currently declining at a rate of -0.18% annually and its population has decreased by -0.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 47,741 in 2010.

The average household income in East Lansing is $67,288 with a poverty rate of 37.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $969 per month, and the median house value is $194,100. 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: 76.38%
  • Asian: 10.84%
  • Black or African American: 7.21%
  • Two or more races: 4.75%
  • Other race: 0.63%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of East Lansing, Michigan is 47,573 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 47,741.

East Lansing, Michigan Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

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

East Lansing Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White36,99576.38%
Black or African American3,4937.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native720.15%
Asian5,24910.84%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.05%
Some Other Race3050.63%
Two or More Races2,3014.75%
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East Lansing Population by Race

East Lansing Population Pyramid 2022

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East Lansing Median Age

21.4


Total

21.2


Male

21.5


Female

East Lansing Adults

There are 44,409 adults, (4,129 of whom are seniors) in East Lansing.

East Lansing Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

10.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

10

Child Dependency Ratio

East Lansing Sex Ratio

Female

24,674

50.94%

Male

23,763

49.06%

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
Married80.2%19.8%
Male41%59%
All39.5%60.5%
Female38.4%61.6%
Non Family21%79%

39.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

East Lansing Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,4302.4339.5
Married3,8663.0480.2
Male3393.2541
Female7533.0538.4
Non Family8,4722.0721

2.95

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

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East Lansing Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1931.26%
9th to 12th Grade1601.04%
High School Graduate1,60010.43%
Some College2,16814.14%
Associates Degree5723.73%
Bachelors Degree4,40528.72%
Graduate Degree6,23940.68%
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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
Asian1,7731,7091,333
Hispanic691688506
White11,37711,1638,012
Black1,2951,260743
Other Race15215278
2+ Races269243137
Native American483715

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 75.18%.

East Lansing Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$41,776$44,460$40,152
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$23,667$17,375$26,138
Some College$32,487$32,594$32,386
Bachelors Degree$42,646$57,389$37,277
Graduate Degree$56,511$61,219$55,269

$41,776

Average Earnings

$44,460

Average Male

$40,152

Average Female

East Lansing Earnings by Educational Attainment

East Lansing Language by Age

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East Lansing Language

81.86% of East Lansing residents speak only English, while 18.14% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 7.72% of the population.

East Lansing Language

East Lansing Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Islander1515100.00%
Native583560.34%
Multiple1,37561444.65%
Asian3,5461,53343.23%
Black2,27992040.37%
White24,4789,04436.95%
Other43NaN%
Hispanic1,41234324.29%

37.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

40.06%

Male Poverty Rate

35.83%

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 Hispanic, with 24.29% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 60.77%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.25%.

East Lansing Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.16%
High School26.33%
Some College11.15%
Bachelors or Greater9.10%

East Lansing Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed29.93%
Male Unemployed72.04%
Female Employed38.11%
Female Unemployed33.63%

East Lansing Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

East Lansing Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,800$78,039
Families$106,951$141,854
Married Families$123,246-
Non Families$24,847$39,529
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Income by Household Type

East Lansing Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

19.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

19.2%

Male Marriage Rate

19.3%

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 45-54.

East Lansing Marital Status by Race

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East Lansing Marital Status

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919

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War79
First Gulf War71
Vietnam270
Korea295
World War II43

East Lansing Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3467
35 to 5476
55 to 64106
65 to 74205
75+465

East Lansing Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White8412.47%
Black371.21%
Asian300.59%
2+ Races110.60%
Hispanic40.22%

East Lansing Veterans by Race

East Lansing Veterans by Education

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5.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

East Lansing Veterans by Education

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55%

Labor Force Participation

50.9%

Employment Rate

7.2%

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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63.56%

Born in East Lansing

86.88%

Native Born

13.12%

Foreign Born

10.27%

Non Citizen

2.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.88% of East Lansing residents were born in the United States, with 63.56% having been born in Michigan. 10.27% 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: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19304,3890.00%
19405,8391,4502.90%
195020,32514,48613.28%
196030,1989,8734.04%
197047,54017,3424.64%
198051,3923,8520.78%
199050,677-715-0.14%
200046,525-4,152-0.85%
201048,5792,0540.43%
201148,495-84-0.17%
201248,411-84-0.17%
201348,327-84-0.17%
201448,243-84-0.17%
201548,159-84-0.17%
201648,075-84-0.17%
201747,991-84-0.17%
201847,907-84-0.18%
201947,823-84-0.18%
202047,741-82-0.17%
202147,657-84-0.18%
202247,573-84-0.18%

East Lansing Population by Year