Lansing, Iowa

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Lansing, Iowa

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Lansing strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Iowa):

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Affordability of Rents
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Top 17% Lansing Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Lansing, Iowa

Comparing Lansing to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 10 9
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Racial Diversity 3 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3
Male Share of the Population 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
Median Family Income 3 1
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 8 5
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 5
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Lansing Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles S of La Crosse, Wisconsin (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Allamakee
Standard Zip Codes 52151
Phone Area Codes 563
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.362
Longitude -91.216

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 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 26 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
Station WAUKON
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 23 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 31.8 inches
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 25 F
Apr Temp 32 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.8 inches
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Lansing Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,012 100%
Male 472 46.6%
Female 540 53.4%
Under 18 209 20.7%
18+ 803 79.3%
65+ 276 27.3%
Median Age 46.1
Average Family Size 2.87
White 1,002 99%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.5%
Mixed Race 0 0%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 6 0.6%

Estimated Lansing Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 987
Growth -25
Growth % -2.5%

Lansing Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 43.2%
Irish 24.4%
Norwegian 10.4%
US/American 5.2%
English 4.6%
Scottish 1.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 1.6%
Swedish 1%
French Canadian 0.9%
Czech 0.9%
Italian 0.8%
Swiss 0.8%
Finnish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.8%
Dutch 0.6%
Polish 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Danish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lansing, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Church (52151)
Village Creek (52151)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lansing 1,012 $34,519
Harpers Ferry 330 $35,125
Marquette 421 $38,194
Monona 1,550 $42,679
New Albin 527 $36,667
Waterville 145 $36,667
Waukon 4,131 $41,068

Lansing Public Libraries

Lansing Public Library
"515 MAIN, PO BOX 580"
Lansing, Iowa
(563) 538-4693

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Serves 165 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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