Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    A+
Lansing is a town in New York with a population of 3,601. Lansing is in Tompkins County and is one of the best places to live in New York. Living in Lansing offers residents a suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Lansing there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Lansing and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Lansing are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$334,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,328
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
Sponsored Mortgage Options for Lansing
Get Rates
  • $0 Lender Fee on Home Loans Limited Time Only
  • Biggest Home Loan Sale Ever. Low interest rates. Get a quote today!
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Lansing Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284
Home Security Options for Lansing
Learn More
  • 24/7 Whole home protection with no contract
  • CNET Editor’s choice winner 2018

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    24%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    6%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    47%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    26%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    12%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    11%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Lansing

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$63,166
National
$55,322

Places to Work in Lansing

Places like Lansing
More

Lansing Reviews

4 reviews
All Categories
I enjoyed growing up here immensely! Both my parents are from this area, as many of my friends are, so there is a strong sense of family and community. It's a great place for young children, with a strong REC program and interesting events at Cornell University. While I have enjoyed my time here, it is becoming increasingly more expensive which is a downfall. Other than this, I love this town!
Start Your Review of Lansing
Rate It!
Lansing is a small town with not much to do. There are two ice cream places, two restaurants, and one pizza place, so there is basically no night life. The public school is decent compared to the other schools in the area, but it is very small. Lansing is safe and good for families. It is very close to the city of Ithaca, so many adults commute to work in Ithaca while they live in Lansing. The town is close to Cayuga Lake with a park by the lake, so there are activities that may occur there.
Nice place to live. Above average compared to other communities in the area, but not a lot for teenagers to do.