Lansing, New York

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Lansing, New York

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Lansing College Educated Adults
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Lansing Public Transportation Use
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Lansing Well-Paid Single Men
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Lansing Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Lansing Well-Paid Single Women
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Lansing Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Lansing, New York

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 8
Well-Paid Single Women 10 8
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 6
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Senior Citizens 2 1
Age of the Population 2 1


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 8 4
People in Middle Class or Better 6 4
People Above Poverty 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Short Commute Times 10 10
Working at Home 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Rents 1 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 4

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Lansing Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles SW of Syracuse, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles E of Buffalo, New York
County Tompkins
Standard Zip Codes 14882
Phone Area Codes 607
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.484
Longitude -76.48

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 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 31 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 59 to 81 F
Oct Temp 39 to 59 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Station ELMIRA
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.9 inches
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Lansing Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,417 100%
Male 1,723 50.4%
Female 1,694 49.6%
Under 18 645 18.9%
18+ 2,772 81.1%
65+ 318 9.3%
Median Age 32
Average Family Size 2.82
White 2,324 68%
African-American 175 5.1%
Asian 769 22.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.2%
Other 48 1.4%
Mixed Race 91 2.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 121 3.5%

Estimated Lansing Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,417
Growth 0
Growth % 0%

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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.5%
English 12%
Irish 8.9%
German 8.7%
Italian 6.8%
Russian 2.3%
European 1.8%
US/American 1.7%
Nigerian 1.4%
Polish 1.4%
British 1.3%
Slovak 1.1%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Scottish 1.1%
Canadian 0.8%
Armenian 0.7%
Romanian 0.7%
Swiss 0.7%
French Canadian 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Eastern European 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Czech 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Brazilian 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Other Arab 0.3%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Turkish 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
Scotch-Irish 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
Soviet Union 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lansing 3,417 $48,167
Dryden 1,832 $54,489
Freeville 505 $44,688
Groton 2,470 $43,563
Ithaca 29,287 $42,304
Munsons Corners 2,426 $31,983
Trumansburg 1,581 $58,194
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Lansing High Schools (2004)

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