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    grade A
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C
  4. Nightlife
    grade A
  5. Good for Families
    grade A
  6. Diversity
    grade B
  7. Jobs
    grade C+
  8. Weather
    grade C
  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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East Lansing is a town in Michigan with a population of 48,729. East Lansing is in Ingham County and is one of the best places to live in Michigan. Living in East Lansing offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In East Lansing there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in East Lansing and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in East Lansing are highly rated.

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About East Lansing...
Population
48,729

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$192,800
National
$217,500
Median Rent
$952
National
$1,062
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    64%
  • Own
    36%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
grade C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Assault
    77.2
    national  282.7
  • Murder
    0
    national  6.1
  • Rape
    83.5
    national  40.7
  • Robbery
    23
    national  135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
  • Burglary
    235.8
    national  500.1
  • Theft
    1,175
    national  2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    342.3
    national  284

Residents

Diversity
grade B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    5%
  • 10-17 years
    3%
  • 18-24 years
    62%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    5%
  • 45-54 years
    4%
  • 55-64 years
    5%
  • 65+ years
    7%
Education Levels
  • Master's degree or higher
    40%
    national  12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    32%
    national  20%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    18%
    national  29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    7%
    national  27%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    national  12%

Working in East Lansing

Jobs
grade C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,867
National
$62,843

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