Introduction to Lansing, Illinois

Located in Cook county, Lansing, Illinois, is 1 mile SW of Hammond, Indiana (center to center) and 21 miles S of Chicago, Illinois. The village has a population of 28,332 residents.

Lansing History

The village of Lansing was officially incorporated into the state in 1893. It was named after John Lansing and his brother Henry, who settled in the area in 1846; however, the first settlers in the area were actually August Hildebrandt and his family. The village was originally a part of the Northwest Territory, but was shifted to the Illinois Territory in 1809. The Pennsylvania Railroad tracks were laid across Lansing in 1856.

Lansing and nearby Attractions

  • North Creek Woods
  • Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
  • Robert S. Abbott House
  • DuSable Museum of African-American History
  • Buckley Homestead county Park

Things To Do In Lansing

The Robert S. Abbott House, The North Creek Woods, The Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture, and DuSable Museum of African-American History are nearby.

Lansing Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is the closest airport to the city.

Lansing Higher Education

Higher education is available at Lansing are the South Suburban College, Prairie State College, Purdue University-Calumet Campus, and Chicago State University.


Total Population 28,486
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 13,376
Age of the Population 41


% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.3%
Median Earnings25+ $37,107
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $28,589
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,414


Median Family Income $63,750
% Above Poverty Level 87.1%
% Below Poverty Level 12.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 6.9%


People Living Alone 32.7%
Median Gross Rent $955
Median House Value $134,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 3%
Irish 8.3%

Lansing Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles SW of Hammond, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles S of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60438
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.564
Longitude -87.538

Lansing Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 60 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 44 to 65 F
Annual Precip 36.3 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 37 to 60 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 64 F
Annual Precip 40 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Burnham 4,225 $39,375
Calumet City 37,197 $48,987
Glenwood 9,040 $60,128

Lansing Public Libraries

Lewis O. Flom Lansing Public Librar
Lansing, Illinois
(708) 474-2447
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