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
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    103
    41
  • Robbery
    231
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    836
    525
  • Theft
    1,866
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    306
    263

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 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 is a very safe city to live and work all good things happen here.I LOVE living in Lansing! It is very culturally and ethnically diverse. It is not the safest place in the world, but I enjoy that everyday is different. There is always something going on either here, or in a town nearby. There is also the nice factor of being close to multiple airports, other states I am so thankful God brought me to this town.
I LOVE living in Lansing! It is very culturally and ethnically diverse. It is not the safest place in the world, but I enjoy that everyday is different. There is always something going on either here, or in a town nearby. There is also the nice factor of being close to multiple airports, other states, and even Canada! I am so thankful God brought me to this town.