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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 28,445
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 12,852
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $37,058
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $27,293
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,570

Wealth

Median Family Income $62,671
% Above Poverty Level 85.4%
% Below Poverty Level 14.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 6.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $958
Median House Value $130,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 3.3%
Irish 8.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

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

Station PARK FOREST
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
Station OGDEN DUNES
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 4,224 $47,500
Calumet City 37,184 $49,086
Glenwood 8,923 $61,599

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lansing Public Libraries

Library
Lewis O. Flom Lansing Public Librar
2750 INDIANA AVENUE
Lansing, Illinois
(708) 474-2447
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Lansing High Schools

THORNTON FRACTNL SO HIGH SCHOOL
18500 BURNHAM AVE
708-585-2000
Serves 1,604 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.2

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