East Lansing

East Lansing

East Lansing, city (1990 pop. 50,677), Ingham co., S central Mich., a suburb of Lansing, on the Red Cedar River; inc. 1907. The city was first known as College Park, but was renamed when it was incorporated. It is a residential city that adjoins the state capital of Lansing and is the seat of Michigan State Univ.

The Lansing-East Lansing Metropolitan Statistical Area is a three-county metropolitan area located in Central Michigan defined by the Office of Management and Budget, and encompassing the counties of Eaton, Clinton, and Ingham. The region is colloquially referred to as "Mid-Michigan", and less often as "Greater Lansing". As of the 2000 census, the MSA had a population of 447,728, with a July 1, 2007 Census Bureau estimate placing the population at 456,440. It ranks as Michigan's third largest metropolitan area behind metropolitan Detroit, and Grand Rapids.

The metropolitan area was originally defined as only including Ingham County in 1950, but Eaton and Clinton counties were added in 1960.

The Lansing-East Lansing-Owosso Combined Statistical Area includes the Lansing-East Lansing MSA, plus the Owosso μSA, which includes Shiawassee County. As of the 2000 census, the CSA had a population of 519,415, with a July 1, 2007 Census Bureau estimate placing the population at 528,193.

The Lansing Urban Area, as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau, which measures the extent of the built environment, had a population of 300,032 as of the 2000 census.


Lansing-East Lasing MSA

Owosso μSA


Cities and Townships with more than 25,000 inhabitants

Cities and Townships with 10,000 to 25,000 inhabitants


As of the census of 2000, there were 447,728 people, 172,413 households, and 109,994 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 84.40% White, 8.09% African American, 0.50% Native American, 2.63% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.89% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.73% of the population. The region's foreign-born population sat at 4.6%, and was estimated to be 5.9% as of 2005.

The median income for a household in the MSA was $44,441, and the median income for a family was $55,698. The per capita income for the MSA was $21,653.

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