B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$76,600
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$734
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%

Lansing Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    815
    0
  • Murder
    8
    0
  • Rape
    103
    41
  • Robbery
    231
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    836
    1
  • Theft
    1,866
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    306
    0

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$35,563
National
$53,889
Children
20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    36%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%
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Lansing Reviews

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Lansing has a lot to offer. Great diversity of people. A plethora of dining possibilities from local hang-outs to upscale fine dining. There is the Wharton Center near by for a broadway show, the capital to visit, and all sorts of shopping from malls to scores of small business districts. Many types of parks, including: the gardens at MSU and Moore's River Park rose gardens. Newly renovated Old Town has many art galleries and Reo Town just started it's refacing! We are surrounded by the history of the capital, downtown, RE Olds and the car industry, and MSU.
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Lansing, Michigan is an amazing city! Very commute friendly. Great people. Good environment. Schools are awesome, Jobs are nice. Family friendly place to be and overall a safe and fun environment. I have live here all my life and will never leave because I love it so much!
Lansing has a thriving restaurant scene, with some of the best restaurants in the state--Golden Harvest, Soup & Spoon, and a surprisingly large and diverse selection of food trucks--and while the local music scene is small, we do have great crowds. The Avenue, Mac's, Uli's Haus of Rock, and other venues are small but have good atmospheres. The city is alive with festivals from May to October; lots for families to do.

The housing is relatively cheap. Some of the housing prices are depressed due to crime. Work here is usually of the factory or service industry variety. The schools stink, and there's no way around that, but there are strong extracurriculars; Everett High School's marching band, for example, has played at multiple Presidential inaugurations.

Overall, come here. We're a city that is reinventing itself. Come between May and October and take in the festivals; you'll be glad you did.