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Encyclopedia > Lansing, Michigan
City of Lansing
Official flag of City of Lansing
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Official seal of City of Lansing
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Location in Ingham County, Michigan1
Coordinates: 42°44′0.6″N, 84°32′48.12″W
Country United States
State Michigan
County Ingham, Eaton
Settled 1835
Incorporation 1859
Government
 - Type Strong Mayor-Council
 - Mayor Virg Bernero (D)
Area
 - City  35.2 sq mi (91.3 km²)
 - Land  35.0 sq mi (90.8 km²)
 - Water  0.20 sq mi (0.50 km²)
 - Urban  136.8 sq mi (354.5 km²)
Elevation  860 ft (262 m)
Population (2000)
 - City 119,128
 - Density 3,403.6/sq mi (1,312.3/km²)
 - Urban 300,032
 - Metro 454,044
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 48901-48980 [1]
Area code(s) 517
Website: http://www.cityoflansingmi.com


Lansing is the capital city of the U.S. state of Michigan, and the state's sixth largest city. It is located mostly in Ingham County, though a small portion of the city extends into Eaton County. As of the 2000 census, it has a population of 119,128, an Urbanized Area (UA) population of 300,032, and, as of July 1, 2006, a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) population of 454,044[1]. The even larger Combined Statistical Area (CSA) population, which includes Shiawassee County, is estimated at 526,956[2]. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1293x567, 147 KB) Summary Criticalthinker, Lansing skyline as seen from the east. ... Flag of Lansing, Michigan File links The following pages link to this file: Lansing, Michigan Categories: Flag images ... Seal of Lansing, Michigan This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... 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The Lansing metropolitan area is an important center for educational, cultural, governmental, business, and high-tech manufacturing institutions, including two medical schools, two nursing schools two law schools, a Big Ten Conference university (Michigan State), the state capitol, the state Supreme Court, an appellate court, a federal court, the Library of Michigan and Historical Center, and headquarters of four national insurance companies. Metropolitan area in Western Tokyo as seen from Tokyo Tower A metropolitan area is a large population center consisting of a large city and its adjacent zone of influence, or of several neighboring cities or towns and adjoining areas, with one or more large cities serving as its hub or... Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, USA. A medical school or faculty of medicine is a tertiary educational institution or part of such an institution that teaches medicine. ... Nursing school is a type of educational institution, or part thereof, where people undergo formal education and training to become a nurse. ... // A law school is an institution where future lawyers obtain legal degrees. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The Michigan Supreme Court is the highest court in the State of Michigan, that is the court of last resort. ... Court of Appeals is the title of certain appellate courts in various jurisdictions. ... The term federal court, when used by itself, can refer to: Any court of the national government in a country that has a federal system such as that of the United States (United States federal courts) or Mexico In some countries, a particular court, for example, the Federal Court of... The Library of Michigan and Historical Center is a State-run library and historical center located in Lansing, Michigan. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ...


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History

The area that is now Lansing was originally surveyed in 1825 in what was then some of the thickest, wildest woods in the region. There would be no roads to this area for decades to come.[3]


In the winter of 1835 and early 1836, two brothers from New York plotted the area now known as REO Town just south of downtown Lansing and named it "Biddle City." All of this land lay in a floodplain and was underwater during the majority of the year. Regardless, the brothers went back to New York, specifically Lansing, New York, to sell plots for the town that did not exist. They told the residents of Lansing, New York that this new "city" had an area of 65 blocks, contained a church and also a public and academic square. A group of 16 men bought plots in the nonexistent city and upon reaching the area later that year found they had been scammed. Many in the group too disappointed to stay ended up settling around what is now Metropolitan Lansing. Those who stayed quickly renamed the area "Lansing Township" in honor of their home village in New York.[3] Lansing is a town located in Tompkins County, New York. ... NY redirects here. ...


The sleepy settlement of fewer than 20 people would remain dormant until the winter of 1847 when the state constitution required that the capital be moved from Detroit to a more centralized and safer location in the interior of the state since many were concerned about Detroit's close proximity to British-controlled Canada, which had captured Detroit in the War of 1812. The United States had recaptured the city in 1813, but these events led to the dire need to have the center of government relocated away from hostile British territory. In addition, there was also concern with Detroit's strong influence over Michigan politics, being the largest city in the state as well as the capital city.[3] Combatants United States Great Britain Canada Bermuda Eastern Woodland Indians Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •U.S. Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other... Location of the British Overseas Territories A British Overseas Territory is one of fourteen[1] territories which are under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom, but not considered part of the United Kingdom itself. ...


During the multi-day session to determine a new location for the state capital, many cities, including Ann Arbor, Marshall, Jackson,and Calumet (located in the Upper Peninsula), lobbied hard to win this designation. Unable to publicly reach a consensus due to constant political wrangling, the Michigan House of Representatives privately chose the Township of Lansing out of frustration. When announced, many present openly laughed that such an insignificant settlement was now the capital city of Michigan. Two months later, the governor William L. Greenly signed into law the act of the legislature officially making Lansing Township the state capital.[3] For the railroad company, see Ann Arbor Railroad. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: The Rose City Location of Jackson within Jackson County, Michigan Country United States State Michigan County Jackson Government  - Mayor Jerry Ludwig (Mayor of Jackson is an elected, non-partisan office) Area  - City  11. ... The Calumet Theatre, built in 1900 Calumet is a village in Calumet Township, Houghton County, in the U.S. state of Michigans Upper Peninsula, that was once at the center of the mining industry of the Upper Peninsula. ... Cora B. Anderson House of Representatives Office Building, Downtown Lansing The Michigan State House of Representatives is the lower body of the Michigan Legislature. ... William L. Greenly (September 18, 1813 – November 29, 1883) was a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan serving as Governor. ... Lansing Charter Township is a charter township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


With the announcement that Lansing Township had been made the capital, the small village quickly transformed into the seat of state government. The legislature gave the settlement the temporary name of the "Town of Michigan." On April 31, 1848, the legislature then gave the settlement the name of "Lansing". Within months after it became the capital city, individual settlements began to develop along three key points along the Grand River in the township.[3] April is the fourth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of four with the length of 30 days. ... Year 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Pedestrian bridge over the Grand River in downtown Lansing The Grand River is the longest river in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


"Lower Village/Town", where present-day Old Town stands, was the oldest of the three villages. It was home to the first house built in Lansing in 1843 by pioneer James Seymour and his family. Lower Town began to develop in 1847 with the completion of the Franklin Avenue (now Grand River Avenue) covered bridge over the Grand River.[2] Grand River Avenue sign in East Lansing Grand River Avenue is one of the principal pre-Interstate roads in the state of Michigan. ...

Michigan State Capitol
Michigan State Capitol

"Upper Village/Town", where present-day REO Town stands at the confluence of the Grand River and the Red Cedar River. It began to take off in 1847 when the Main Street Bridge was constructed over the Grand River. This village's focal point was the Benton House, a 4-story hotel which opened in 1848. It was the first brick building in Lansing and was later razed in 1900..[3] Image File history File links 71capitol_night. ... Image File history File links 71capitol_night. ... The Red Cedar River is a river in Michigan which is a tributary of the Grand River. ...


"Middle Village/Town", where downtown Lansing now stands, was the last of the three villages to develop in 1848 with the completion of the Michigan Avenue bridge across the Grand River and the completion of the temporary capitol building at the northwest corner of Allegan Street and Washington Avenue, and finally the relocation of the post office to the village in 1851. This area would grow to become larger than the other two villages up and down river. For a brief time the combined villages were referred to as "Michigan" but was officially named Lansing in 1848..[4] For other uses, see Capitol (disambiguation). ...


In 1859, the settlement having grown to nearly 3,000 and encompassing about 7 square miles in area was incorporated as a city. The boundaries of the original city were Douglas Avenue to the north, Wood and Regent Streets to the east, Mount Hope Avenue to the south, and Jenison Aveune to the west. These boundaries would remain unchanged until 1916. Lansing began to grow steadily over the next two decades with the completion of the railroads through the city, a plank road, and the completion of the current capitol building in 1878. A plank road or puncheon is a dirt path or road covered with a series of planks, similar to the wooden sidewalks one would see in a Western movie. ...


Most of what is known as Lansing today is the direct result of the city becoming an industrial powerhouse which began with the founding of Olds Motor Vehicle Company in August of 1897. The company went through many changes, including a buyout, between its founding to 1905 when founder Ransom E. Olds started his new company REO Motor Car Company, which would last in Lansing for another 70 years. Over the next decades, the city would see itself transformed into a major American industrial center for the manufacturing of automobiles and automobile parts among other industries. The city continued to grow in area too. By 1956, the city had grown to 15 square miles, and doubled in size over the next decade to its current size of roughly 33 square miles.[5] Oldsmobile was a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. ... Ransom E. Olds Ransom Eli Olds (June 3, 1864–August 26, 1950) was a pioneer of the American automobile industry, for whom both the Oldsmobile and Reo brands were named. ... 1906 REO Runabout in 2005 The REO Motor Car Company was a United States-based company that produced automobiles and trucks from 1905 to 1975. ... Auto parts are components of automobiles. ...


Today, the city's economy is now diversified among government service, healthcare, manufacturing, and education.


Timeline

Lansing, MI 1890
Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 1,299
1860 3,074 136.6%
1870 5,241 70.5%
1880 8,319 58.7%
1890 13,102 57.5%
1900 16,485 25.8%
1910 31,229 89.4%
1920 57,327 83.6%
1930 78,397 36.8%
1940 78,753 0.5%
1950 92,129 17.0%
1960 107,807 17.0%
1970 131,403 21.9%
1980 130,414 -0.8%
1990 127,321 -2.4%
2000 119,128 -6.4%
Est. 2005 115,518 -3.0%
Michigan Supreme Court at the Hall of Justice, opened in 2002
Michigan Supreme Court at the Hall of Justice, opened in 2002
  • 1825 - Lansing Township is surveyed.
  • 1836 - A group of New York speculators plot and market a non-existent city known as "Biddle City." The New Yorkers that bought into the idea arrive in Lansing to discover that the plots they had bought are located in a marsh, and are underwater. Some of the pioneers stay, but develop a village in what is now Old Town Lansing a mile north of the non-existent "Biddle City."
  • 1847 - The state capital is moved from Detroit to Lansing Township.
  • 1855 - Michigan State University is founded as the Agricultural College of the State of Michigan.
  • 1859 - The City of Lansing is officially incorporated with about 3,000 citizens.
  • 1879 - New State Capitol dedicated. The structure cost $1,510,130.
  • 1881 - Michigan Millers Insurance Company is founded.
  • 1897 - Ransom E. Olds drives his first car down a Lansing street. He would later found Oldsmobile, which became a General Motors division in 1908, and Diamond REO.
  • 1904 - The "most extensive flood in 135 years of local history" causes the Grand River to overflow its banks in March 24-27, leading to major damage and one death.[4] Bridges at Logan Street, Kalamazoo Street, Cedar Street and Mt. Hope Road are all washed away. The Kalamazoo St. bridge lodges against the Michigan Avenue bridge; it is later salvaged and re-erected at Kalamazoo Street.[5]
  • 1910 - The population of the city nearly doubles from the 1900 census to hit 31,229.
  • 1912 - The Accident Fund Insurance Company of America is founded.
  • 1916 - Auto-Owners Insurance Company is founded.
  • 1929 - The Lansing Symphony Orchestra is founded.
  • 1940 - Lansing's population stagnates, only rising by 356 over the decade to 78,753.
  • 1954 - Frandor Mall opens - first in the area, and 2nd in the state.
  • 1956 - The city reaches 15 square miles in size.
  • 1957 - Lansing Community College is founded.
  • 1960 - The city's population finally breaks the 100,000 mark at 107,807.
  • 1961 - Jackson National Life Insurance Company is founded.
  • 1965 - The city reaches 33.3 square miles in size.
  • 1970 - Lansing reaches its peak population of 131,546.
  • 1972 - The Thomas M. Cooley Law School is founded.
  • 1980 - Lansing's population declines for the first time losing 989 to hit 130,414.
  • 1989 - The Library of Michigan and Historical Center near the Capitol Complex is dedicated.
  • 1992 - The Michigan State Capitol completes an extensive renovation to restore it back to its original grandeur.
  • 1998 - Mayor David Hollister signs a 425 Agreement with Alaiedon Township in September to facilitate the development of the headquarters of Jackson National Life Insurance Company.
  • 1999 - Mayor David Hollister signs a 425 Agreement with Meridian Township in November to facilitate the development of the Governor's Collection/College Fields upscale housing development and golf course.
  • 2000 - Lansing's population experiences its greatest drop in its history, falling over 6% over the preceding decade to 119,128.
  • 2001 - GM opens new assembly plant, Lansing Grand River Assembly. Builds the Cadillac CTS, STS, SRX and V-Series. The architecture of the assembly plant resembles a high-tech research facility instead of a traditional factory.
  • 2002 - The Hall of Justice (Michigan Supreme Court building) at the West-end of the Capitol Complex is dedicated.
  • 2004 - Last Oldsmobile rolls off the assembly line at Lansing Car Assembly on April 29. This same year the Thomas M. Cooley Law School becomes the largest law school in the nation.
  • 2005 - Mayor Tony Benavides signs a series of three 425 Agreements with Delta Township and General Motors facilitating the development General Motors' Lansing Delta Township Assembly Plant.
  • 2006 - GM opens state of the art facility in nearby Delta Charter Township. As with the 2001 assembly plant built in Lansing, the Delta plant resembles a high-tech research facility and not a traditional factory.

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Geography and climate

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 91.3 km² (35.2 mi²). 90.8 km² (35.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (0.57%) is water. But, by the calculations done by the City of Lansing, the total area of the city measures slightly less at 89.19 km² (34.44 mi²) The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Lansing is located in the south central part of the lower peninsula where the Grand River meets the Red Cedar River. The city occupies most of what had formerly been part of Lansing Charter Township. It has also annexed adjacent tracts of land in Delta Charter Township and Windsor Township in Eaton County to the west and Delhi Charter Township in Ingham County to the south. The city also controls three non-contiguous tracts of land through 425 Agreements (conditional land transfer agreements) with Meridian Charter Township, Delta Charter Township, and Alaiedon Township in Ingham County to the southeast. These three pieces of land are not official annexation, and thus do not count toward Lansing's official total area count. Pedestrian bridge over the Grand River in downtown Lansing The Grand River is the longest river in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The Red Cedar River is a river in Michigan which is a tributary of the Grand River. ... Lansing Charter Township is a charter township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Delta Charter Township is a charter township in Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Windsor Charter Township is a charter township in Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Delhi Charter Township is a charter township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... The legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of Property By Contract Act. ... Meridian Charter Township is a charter township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Delta Charter Township is a charter township in Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Alaiedon Township is a township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...

The Ottawa Street Power Station
The Ottawa Street Power Station

Lansing elevation ranges between 890 feet above sea level on the far south side of Lansing along Northrup Street near the Cedar Street intersection, to 830 feet above sea level along the Grand River. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x800, 134 KB) Summary Criticalthinker, Ottawa Street Power Station as seen from Riverfront Park. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (600x800, 134 KB) Summary Criticalthinker, Ottawa Street Power Station as seen from Riverfront Park. ... The term above mean sea level (AMSL) refers to the elevation (on the ground) or altitude (in the air) of any object, relative to the average sea level. ...


The Grand River, the largest river in Michigan, flows through downtown Lansing; and the Red Cedar River, a tributary of the Grand River, flows through the campus at Michigan State University. There are two lakes in the area, Park Lake and Lake Lansing, both northeast of the city. Lake Lansing is approximately 500 acres (2 km²) in size and is a summer favorite for swimmers, boaters, and fishermen. Michigan State University Sailing Club and the Lansing Sailing Club are located on Lake Lansing, where sailing regattas are hosted throughout the summer. Lake Lansing is a 485-acre lake in Haslett, Michigan just a few miles northeast of the States Capital City of Lansing. ... An acre is the name of a unit of area in a number of different systems, including Imperial units and United States customary units. ...


The city of Lansing operates a total of 3.6 mi² (9.3 km²) of parkland, of which 2.8 mi² (7.2 km²) is parkland, 0.5 mi² (1.2 km²) are golflands, and 0.3 mi² (0.7 km²) are cemetery lands. This figure includes the Waverly Hills Golf Course and adjacent Michigan Avenue Park, which are part of Lansing Township, but operated by the City of Lansing. The figure, however, does not include the Ingham County parklands within the borders of Lansing.[6] A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A mile is any of several units of distance, or, in physics terminology, of length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... Golf is a sport in which individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and also is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Lansing Charter Township is a charter township in Ingham County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Ingham County is a county located in the state of Michigan. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 66 69 79 86 94 99 100 100 97 89 77 69
Norm High °F 29.4 32.6 43.5 56.6 69.4 78.1 82.1 79.7 72 59.8 46 34.1
Norm Low °F 13.9 15.4 24.3 34.5 44.8 54.3 58.4 57 48.9 38.6 30.1 19.7
Rec Low °F -29 -25 -15 -2 19 30 37 35 22 15 4 -18
Precip (in) 1.61 1.45 2.33 3.09 2.71 3.6 2.68 3.46 3.48 2.29 2.66 2.17
Source: USTravelWeather.com [6]

Neighborhoods

The city's downtown is dominated by state government buildings, especially the State Capitol; but downtown has also experienced recent growth in new restaurants, retail stores and residential developments. Downtown Lansing has a historic city market that is one of the oldest continuously operating farmers' markets in the United States. Upriver and north of downtown is historic Old Town Lansing with many architecturally significant buildings dating to the mid-1800s. Directly south of downtown on the other side of I-496 along Washington Avenue lies "REO Town," the birthplace of the automobile in the United States, is where Ransom Eli Olds built factories along Washington Avenue. Ransom Eli Olds' home, which once overlooked the factories along Washington Ave., was displaced by I-496. The Michigan State Capitol The Michigan State Capitol is the building housing two branches of the government of the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... A residential development (sometimes simply called a subdivision) is typically a piece of property that is divided into subdivisions with houses constructed on each piece of subdivided land. ... Interstate 496, the R.E. Olds Freeway, is an Interstate highway that passes through downtown Lansing, Michigan and is a child of Interstate 96. ... Ransom Eli Olds (June 3, 1864–August 26, 1950) was a pioneer of American automobile industry. ... Ransom Eli Olds (June 3, 1864–August 26, 1950) was a pioneer of American automobile industry. ... Interstate 496, the R.E. Olds Freeway, is an Interstate highway that passes through downtown Lansing, Michigan and is a child of Interstate 96. ...


Lansing is generally divided into four sections: Eastside, Westside, Northwestside, and the Southside. Each section containins a diverse array of neighborhoods. The Eastside, located east of the Grand River and north of the Red Cedar River, is the most ethnically diverse side of Lansing, with foreign-born citizens making up more of its population than any other side in the city. The Eastside's commercial districts are located mainly along Michigan Avenue, and to a lesser extent along Kalamazoo Street. It is anchored by Frandor Shopping Center on the very eastern edge of the eastside. Pedestrian bridge over the Grand River in downtown Lansing The Grand River is the longest river in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, Swindon, England, a shopping mall built within a disused railway engine works. ...


The Westside, roughly located north, west, and south of the Grand River as it curves through the city, is sometimes regarded the city's most socio-economically diverse section. This side also contains Lansing's downtown area, though this neighborhood is often included as an area all its own. Outside downtown, this side is largely a collection of residential neighborhoods and is served by only one other commercial area along Saginaw Street. However, it also includes a small part of the Old Town Commercial Association.


The Northwestside, generally located north of the Grand River, with the city limits defining its north and western borders, is physically the smallest side of the city. This part of the city includes suburban areas and some more rural areas. North of Grand River Avenue, the main street of the side, lie warehouses and light industrial areas served by a major rail line that runs through Lansing. The most notable landmark of this side is Lansing's airport: Capital City Airport. City limits refers to the defined limits of a citys area. ... Capital City Airport is an airport in Franklin County, Kentucky serving the city of Frankfort, Kentucky. ...


The Southside, usually described as the neighborhoods located south of the Grand and Red Cedar rivers and the I-496 freeway, is physically the largest and most populous side of the city, and contains some of the city's most healthy neighborhoods. The area is largely suburban in nature (south of Mount Hope Road near the northern edge), and is served by numerous commercial strips along Cedar Street, Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Waverly Road, which run north/south. The large Edgewood District is located in the southernmost part of the Southside and is sometimes referred to as South Lansing. Though it is the largest area of the city by both physical size and population, it has often been regarded by Southside citizens as Lansing's most overlooked and forgotten area, as most of Lansing's attention in recent decades has been put into the revitalization of the city's historic core located mostly on small parts of both the East and Westsides. The Red Cedar River is a river in Michigan which is a tributary of the Grand River. ... Streets named after Martin Luther King, Jr. ...


Demographics

Michigan's State Capitol in Lansing
Michigan's State Capitol in Lansing

As of the census² of 2000, there were 119,128 people, 49,505 households, and 28,366 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,312.3/km² (3,399.0/mi²). There were 53,159 housing units at an average density of 585.6/km² (1,516.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 65.28% White (61.4% non-Hispanic White), 21.91% Black, 0.80% Native American, 2.83% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 4.54% from other races, and 4.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.98% of the population. The city's foreign-born population stood at 5.9%. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (525 × 700 pixel, file size: 115 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Michigan State Capitol 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (525 × 700 pixel, file size: 115 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Michigan State Capitol 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


Of Michigan's major cities, Lansing has the highest number of persons that report themselves as "mixed race," and the highest number of persons that report their ethnicty as "Native American."


There were 49,505 households out of which 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.8% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.7% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.08. This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 26.8% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $34,833, and the median income for a family was $41,283. Males had a median income of $32,648 versus $27,051 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,924. About 13.2% of families and 16.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over. The median household income is commonly used to provide data about geographic areas and divides households into two equal segments with the first half of households earning less than the median household income and the other half earning more. ... The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Government

Municipal Government

Lansing is administered under a Mayor-council government, and more specifically a "strong mayor" setup in which the city's mayor is given most of the city's administrative powers such as the appointment of department heads, and drafting and administering the city budget, though the council must approve it. The mayor is currently elected at-large every four years. Lansing is different than most cities in that its 8-member city council is elected from 4 wards/districts as well as 4 member elected at-large/citywide. The reasoning behind this is that every ward of the city gets equal representation, but that wards with often underrepresented neighborhoods also have the possibility of representation on the council. Mayor-Council government is one of two variations of government most commonly used in modern representative municipal governments in the United States. ... A mayor (from the Latin maīor, meaning larger,greater) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. ... Bloc voting (or block voting) (also called Plurality-at-large) refers to a class of voting systems which can be used to elect several representatives from a single constituency. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ...

Lansing City Hall & Lansing Police Deparment Central Precinct
Lansing City Hall & Lansing Police Deparment Central Precinct

The current mayor is Virgil Bernero, who took office on January 1st, 2006. The city council members are Harold Leeman (1st Ward and Council President), Sandy Allen (2nd Ward), William Matt (3rd Ward)[7], Tim Kaltenbach (4th Ward), Kathie Dunbar (at-large), Brian Jeffries (at-large and Council Vice President), Derrick Quinney (at-large) and Carol Wood (at-large). Image File history File linksMetadata 28. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 28. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

Lansing, Michigan was incorporated as a City in 1859. ...

State and Federal Representation

Lansing currently lies mostly within the boundaries of Michigan's 8th congressional district, which has been represented by Republican congressman Mike J. Rogers since 2001. The small portion of the city that extends into Eaton County is located in Michigan's 7th congressional district, which has been represented by Republican congressman Tim Walberg since 2006. Michigans 8th congressional district is a United States congressional district in Southern Michigan and Southeast Michigan. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... Mike J. Rogers (born June 2, 1963), American politician from the state of Michigan, representing the states 8th Congressional district (map). ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Eaton County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Michigans 7th Congressional District is a district located in southern Michigan, and based in Jackson. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      For other uses, see Republican Party (disambiguation) or GOP (disambiguation). ... Timothy Tim Walberg (born April 12, 1951) is the current Republican Congressman for Michigans 7th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives (map). ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Politics Portal      The 2006 United States midterm elections were held on Tuesday, November 7, 2006. ...


At the state level, Lansing is located in the 23rd district of the Michigan Senate, which has been represented by Democratic congresswoman Gretchen Whitmer since January 1st, 2007. The small portion of the city that extends into Eaton County is located in the 24th district of the Michigan Senate, which is currently represented by Republican congresswoman Patricia L. Birkholz. The city lies in the 67th, 68th, 69th, and 71st districts of the Michigan State House of Representatives, represented by Democratic congresswoman Barb Byrum, Democratic congresswoman Joan Bauer, Democratic congressman Mark Meadows, and Republican congressman Rick Jones, respectively. Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Counties/Parishes/Boroughs, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... Billie S. Farnum Senate Office Building, Downtown Lansing The Michigan Senate is the upper body of the Michigan Legislature. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Gretchen Whitmer is a Democrat politician from Ingham County, Michigan, United States. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... Eaton County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Billie S. Farnum Senate Office Building, Downtown Lansing The Michigan Senate is the upper body of the Michigan Legislature. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... Cora B. Anderson House of Representatives Office Building, Downtown Lansing The Michigan State House of Representatives is the lower body of the Michigan Legislature. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Joan Bauer, born July 12, 1951 in Illinois, is an award-winning author of young adult literature currently living in Brooklyn. ... This article needs additional references or sources to facilitate its verification. ... Mark Stephen Meadows (born Biloxi, Mississippi, September 28, 1968), (aka pighed) is an American portrait artist, writer, and engineer. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...


Despite Lansing not being an designated county seat, many county offices and courts are still located within downtown Lansing, including the county circuit court. A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... This article is about courts of law. ... Circuit courts previously were United States federal courts established in each federal judicial district. ...


Economy

The Lansing metropolitan area's major industries are government, education, insurance, healthcare, and automobile manufacturing. Being the state capital, many state government workers reside in the area. Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... Health care or healthcare is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing professions. ... Karl Benzs Velo (vélo means bicycle in French) model (1894) - entered into the first automobile race 2005 MINI Cooper S. An automobile (also motor car or simply car) is a wheeled passenger vehicle that carries its own motor. ...


Michigan State University, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and Lansing Community College are significant employers in the region. Thomas McIntyre Cooley was 25th Justice and Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court, between 1864 and 1885, and a Dean of the University of Michigan Law School. ...

The former Oldsmobile Headquarters and the Otto Eckert Power Station
The former Oldsmobile Headquarters and the Otto Eckert Power Station

General Motors has offices and a hi-tech manufacturing facility in Lansing and several manufacturing facilities immediately outside the city, as well, in nearby Lansing and Delta townships. The Lansing area is headquarters to four major national insurance companies: Auto-Owners Insurance Company, Jackson National Life, the Accident Fund, and Michigan Millers Insurance Company. The Lansing area is also home to rapidly growing financial companies such as Siena Capital Management and Capitol Bancorp Limited. Image File history File linksMetadata 7121_townsend_street_looking_south. ... Image File history File linksMetadata 7121_townsend_street_looking_south. ... Oldsmobile was a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Auto-Owners Insurance is a Fortune 500 company founded in 1916, and provides auto insurance, hence the name. ... Jackson National Life Insurance is a U.S. life assurance company that is a subsidiary of the UK based insurer, Prudential Plc. ...


Lansing has a number of technology companies in the fields of information technology and Biotechnology. The recent decline of the auto industry in the region has increased the region's awareness of the importance of engaging a strategy to grow the high-technology sector. An initiative called Prima Civitas, created by Michigan State University, in cooperation with the cities of Lansing and East Lansing, under the direction of former Lansing mayor David Hollister, is spearheading focused economic development in the technology sector in the region. Information technology (IT), as defined by the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA)is: the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware. ... The structure of insulin Biological technology is technology based on biology, especially when used in agriculture, food science, and medicine. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... High tech refers to high technology, technology that is at the cutting-edge and the most advanced currently available. ... David Hollister was a legislator in Michigan and then served as the mayor of Lansing, Michigan during 1990s, until he resigned to be the director of the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth under Michigan Govenor Jennifer Granholms administration. ... Economic development is a sustainable increase in living standards that implies increased per capita income, better education and health as well as environmental protection. ...


Early availability of high-speed Internet in 1996, as well as the MSU, Cooley Law School, and LCC student population, fostered an intellectual environment for information technology companies to incubate. A WildBlue Satellite Internet dish. ...


"Cool City" and downtown redevelopment

Several urban renewal projects by private developers are adding higher end apartments and condominiums to the Lansing market. The Arbaugh, a former department store across from Cooley Law School was converted into apartments in 2005. Motor Wheel Lofts [8], an industrial site will be converted into loft-style living spaces in mid 2006 . The Stadium District [9], a combination retail and residential complex that will be adjacent to the Oldsmobile Park baseball stadium, is planned to start in 2006. In May, 2006, the historically significant Mutual Building located on Capitol Avenue was purchased by The Christman Company to be renovated back to its original grandeur and used as the company's headquarters. Additional downtown developments include the renovation of the historic Hollister Building, and the expansion of the former Abrams Aerial Building. 1999 photograph looking northeast on Chicagos now demolished Cabrini-Green housing project, one of many urban renewal efforts. ... The interior of a typical Macys department store. ... Oldsmobile Park is a stadium in Lansing, Michigan. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Memorial Stadium, St. ...


List of Largest Metro Lansing Employers - 2005[7]

Company/Organization Sector Local Full-time Employment
State of Michigan Government 14,355
Michigan State University Higher Education 10,500
General Motors Corporation Automobile Manufacturing 6,300
Sparrow Health System Healthcare 6,000
Lansing Community College Higher Education 3,180
Ingham Regional Medical Center Healthcare 2,500
Lansing Public School District Primary Education 2,106
Meijer Warehousing, Retailer, Grocer 2,000
Auto-Owners Insurance Insurance 1,500
Peckham, Inc. Manufacturing 1,400
Jackson National Life Insurance 1,393
Ingham County Government 1,258
City of Lansing Government 1,240
United States Postal Service Government 1,200
Wal-Mart Retailer 1,185
Dart Container Container Manufacturer 1,144

Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... Automakers, also known as carmakers, automobile manufacturers, motor manufacturers, or the automobile industry are companies that design and manufacture automobiles. ... Sparrow Health System, located in Lansing, Michigan, and is one of mid-Michigan’s most comprehensive health care organization. ... Health care or healthcare is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing professions. ... Lansing Community College Lansing Community College is a two-year public college founded in 1957. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Health care or healthcare is one of the worlds largest and fastest growing professions. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For the unrelated chain of hypermarkets that is owned by Kroger, see Fred Meyer. ... Inside Green Logistics Co. ... A drawing of a self-service store Retailing consists of the sale of goods/merchandise for personal or household consumption either from a fixed location such as a department store or kiosk, or away from a fixed location and related subordinated services (Definition of the WTO (last page). ... A grocer is a dealer in staple foodstuffs, such as meats, produce or dairy products, and other household supplies. ... Auto-Owners Insurance is a Fortune 500 company founded in 1916, and provides auto insurance, hence the name. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... Manufacturing, a branch of industry, is the application of tools and a processing medium to the transformation of raw materials into finished goods for sale. ... Jackson National Life Insurance is a U.S. life assurance company that is a subsidiary of the UK based insurer, Prudential Plc. ... Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... Ingham County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the United States government (see 39 U.S.C. Â§ 201) responsible for providing postal service in the U.S. Within the United States, it is colloquially referred to simply as the post office. ... Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. ... A drawing of a self-service store Retailing consists of the sale of goods/merchandise for personal or household consumption either from a fixed location such as a department store or kiosk, or away from a fixed location and related subordinated services (Definition of the WTO (last page). ... Dart Container Corporation[1] of Mason, Michigan is the worlds largest manufacturer of foam cups and containers, producing about as many as all competitors combined. ... Food caches, Hooper Bay, Alaska, 1929. ...

Education

J.W. Sexton High School, Westside Lansing
J.W. Sexton High School, Westside Lansing

Michigan State University, a member of the Big Ten Conference, is known as "the pioneer land grant college," located in neighboring East Lansing. MSU has the largest land campus in the United States and is home to several nationally and internationally recognized academic and research oriented programs. Michigan State offers over 200 programs of study and is home to fourteen different degree-granting schools and colleges including three medical schools, a law school, and numerous PhD programs. It is the only university in the nation with three medical schools. MSU is consistently one of the top three programs in the United States for study abroad programs. Michigan State University is the oldest agricultural college in the United States. Image File history File links 37. ... Image File history File links 37. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... Land-grant universities (also called land-grant colleges or land grant institutions) are American institutions which have been designated by a Congress to receive the benefits of the Morrill Acts of 1862 and 1890. ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham & Clinton Counties Mayor Samir Singh Area    - City 12. ... Studying abroad is the act of a student pursuing educational opportunities in a foreign country. ...


The Thomas M. Cooley Law School is the largest law school in the nation and is located in downtown Lansing. Cooley is fully accredited by the American Bar Association. A majority of Cooley students are from out-of-state. Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan, is the biggest law school in the United States. ... American Bar Associations Washington, DC office The American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary bar association of lawyers and law students, which is not specific to any jurisdiction in the United States. ...


Lansing Community College offers more than 500 areas of study to over 18,000 students at its main facilities in Lansing, and another 5,000 students at twenty-nine extension centers and a site in Otsu, Japan. Lansing Community College recently demolished Old Central, which was the first building on LCC's campus. Old Central provided additional classrooms for the community college and also had the duty of serving as Lansing's first public high school (established in the late 1880s as Lansing Central High School). A new state of the art building is currently being erected in its place, known as the University Center. The University Center will allow LCC students to take courses and eventually earn a degree from other Michigan institutions. Lansing Community College Lansing Community College is a two-year public college founded in 1957. ... Oklahoma States Old Central Old Central is the oldest building on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Junior college. ... A public high school is a secondary school that is financed by tax revenues and other government-collected revenues, and administered exclusively by, and at the discretion of, state and local officials. ...


Other institutions of higher education include Western Michigan University (branch campus in Delta Township), Davenport University in Downtown Lansing, Central Michigan University (branch campus), and Great Lakes Christian College. The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... Western Michigan University (abbr. ... Davenport University is a private, non-profit, multi-location university offering masters degrees, bachelors degrees, associates degrees, diplomas, and certification programs in business, technology, health professions, and graduate studies (MBA). ... Central Michigan University (also known as CMU) is a coeducational state university located in Mount Pleasant in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Great Lakes Christian College (GLCC) is an Christian liberal arts college in Delta Township, Michigan near the state capital of Lansing. ...

Eastern High School, Eastside Lansing
Eastern High School, Eastside Lansing

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Public and Private Primary Schools

  • Lansing Public Schools (Lansing Everett, J.W. Sexton, Lansing Eastern)
  • Lansing Christian Schools
  • Lansing Catholic Central
  • Waverly School District
  • Mid-Michigan Public School Academy
  • El-Hajj Malik Shabazz Academy (named after Malcolm X)
  • Sankofa Shule Public School Academy
  • Gada Masif Johnson School for the Arts
  • Our Savior Lutheran School

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Culture

Music

The Lansing Symphony Orchestra (LSO) is an American symphony orchestra headquartered in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The title of music director is used by many symphony orchestras to designate the primary conductor and artistic leader of the orchestra. ... The Lansing JazzFest is a free music festival that takes place each year in the summer in Lansing, Michigan. ... The Old Town BluesFest is a free music festival that takes place each year in the early autumn in Lansing, Michigan. ... A music festival is a festival oriented towards music that is sometimes presented with a theme such as; musical genre, nationality or locality of musicians, or holiday. ... May is the fifth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the CE era. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... East Lansing is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Peter Kenneth Frampton (born April 22, 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is a Grammy winning English musician, best known today for his solo work in the mid-1970s as an arena rocker. // By the age of ten, Frampton played in a band called the Little Ravens. ... The cover photo of the Romantics self-titled 1980 debut album, featuring the band in its notorious red leather suits. ... The 2006 tour has included shows with the Doobie Brothers and the Rolling Stones. ... The Guess Who are a Canadian rock band from Winnipeg, Manitoba, that was one of the first to establish a major successful following in their own country while still residing there as well as abroad in the late 1960s and early 1970s. ... Bobby Blue Bland (born January 27, 1930) is an American singer and was an original member of The Beale Streeters. ... Papa Roach is a four-piece nu metal band from Vacaville, California. ... The New Cars, the latest incarnation of The Cars, is a supergroup comprised of Todd Rundgren, Journey/Jefferson Starship/The Tubes drummer Prairie Prince, original The Cars members Greg Hawkes and Elliot Easton, as well as a rotating membership between Meat Loafs bass player Kasim Sulton and legendary bass... Montgomery Gentry is an American country music duo, founded in the 1990s, consisting of Eddie Montgomery (born Gerald Edward Montgomery in Danville, Kentucky on September 30, 1963) and Troy Gentry (born Troy Lee Gentry in Lexington, Kentucky on April 5, 1967). ... Alfred Matthew Weird Al Yankovic (IPA pronunciation: ) (born October 23, 1959) is an American musician, satirist, parodist, accordionist, and television producer. ...

Theatre

A ballet company is a group of dancers who perform ballets. ... Painting of ballet dancers by Edgar Degas, 1872. ... A dance company is a group of dancers working together, often under the leadership of an Artistic Director and/or choreographer. ...

Farmers markets

The historic Lansing City Market, one of the oldest city markets in the United States, has been completely renovated in recent years. It is located downtown along the Grand River. Also during the summer months, many neighborhood Farmers' markets open around town. [12] A farmers market near the Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet. ...


Potter Park Zoo

The historic Potter Park Zoo, located along the Red Cedar River in Lansing, has more than 400 animals, and numerous programs and events for children and families. The Potter Park Zoological Gardens is a 58 acre zoo located in Lansing, Michigan within Lansings Potter Park. ...


Libraries

The Library of Michigan and Historical Center is a highly regarded state library and research center. The library is one of the top five genealogical research facilities in the United States. The Capital Area District Library has three branches in the city: The Main library downtown, the Foster Library on the east side, and the South Lansing Library on the south side. The Library of Michigan and Historical Center is a State-run library and historical center located in Lansing, Michigan. ... The Capital Area District Library (CADL) is a system of libraries in Ingham County, Michigan. ...


Other area destinations

The Wharton Center for Performing Arts, the Kresge Art Museum, the MSU Museum, and the Abrams Planetarium are highly acclaimed cultural destinations located on the campus of Michigan State University in East Lansing. The Wharton Center for Performing Arts. ... The river frozen over in the winter. ...


Media

Newspapers

The Lansing State Journal is a daily newspaper published in Lansing, Michigan owned by Gannett. ...

Television

The NBC affiliate maintains the FOX affiliate's News programming. Both affiliates broadcast their newscasts at the News 10 studios in Lansing. Often the same reporters are used on both broadcasts. WLNS-TV is the CBS television affiliate serving the Lansing/Jackson, Michigan television market in the United States. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... WILX-TV is the NBC television affiliate serving the the Lansing/Jackson, Michigan market of the United States. ... NBC (a former acronym for National Broadcasting Company) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... WHTV is the UPN television affiliate licensed to Jackson, Michigan. ... My Network TV (sometimes written MyNetworkTV, and unofficially abbreviated MNT or MNTV) is an upcoming television network in the United States, owned by News Corporation, which is scheduled to launch on September 5, 2006. ... WBL-TV Lansings CW5 is The CW affiliate for the Lansing, Michigan television market. ... “The CW” redirects here. ... WKAR-TV is a PBS-member station serving the Lansing, Michigan area in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... WSYM-TV (Fox 47) is the Fox network affiliate in Lansing, Michigan. ... For the animal, see Fox. ... WLAJ is the ABC television affiliate serving the Lansing/Jackson, Michigan market of the United States. ... The American Broadcasting Company ( oftenly known as ABC) operates television and radio networks in the United States and is also shown on basic cable in Canada. ...


Radio

Lansing's radio dial has quite a few stations. Note: If the station has no city listed before the format, it is licensed to Lansing.

WLNS-TV is the CBS television affiliate serving the Lansing/Jackson, Michigan market of the United States. ... WLGH is a non-commercial, contemporary Christian FM radio station located in Lansing, Michigan. ... Leroy Township may refer to: Leroy Township, Ingham County, Michigan Leroy Township, Pennsylvania Leroy Township, Calhoun County, Michigan There is also a LeRoy, NY - Genesee County where Jell-O was invented and made until sometime in the 1960s. ... Love Song Contemporary Christian music (CCM), or Christian pop music, is a sub-genre of Christian music. ... Smile FM is a network of [Michigan] contemporary Christian radio stations. ... WLGH is a non-commercial, contemporary Christian FM radio station located in Lansing, Michigan. ... Love Song Contemporary Christian music (CCM), or Christian pop music, is a sub-genre of Christian music. ... Smile FM is a network of [Michigan] contemporary Christian radio stations. ... WDBM (88. ... 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WBCT also known as B-93 is a radio station in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a country music format. ... Nickname: Location of Grand Rapids within Kent County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Kent Founded 1826 Incorporation (city) 1850 Government  - Mayor George Heartwell Area  - City  45. ... In political geography and international politics a country is a geographical entity, a territory, most commonly associated with the notions of state or nation. ... WVIC (94. ... Nickname: The Rose City Location of Jackson within Jackson County, Michigan Country United States State Michigan County Jackson Government  - Mayor Jerry Ludwig (Mayor of Jackson is an elected, non-partisan office) Area  - City  11. ... Classic hits is a popular music radio format, a variation on the classic rock theme that provides most of the playlist of classic rock with an addition of contemporaneous R&B and pop hits as well, striking a balance between the mostly 70s-focused classic rock genre and the more... WMMQ is a Classic Rock radio station at 94. ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham & Clinton Counties Mayor Samir Singh Area    - City 12. ... Classic rock was originally conceived as a radio station programming format which evolved from the album oriented rock (AOR) format in the early-1980s. ... WQHH is a commercial FM radio station located in DeWitt, a suburb of Lansing, Michigan. ... DeWitt is a city in Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Mainstream Urban, a term used to describe a radio format similar to an urban contemporary format. ... WJIM (1240 AM) is a radio station licensed to Lansing, Michigan broadcasting a news-talk format. ... 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Nickname: Location of Grand Rapids within Kent County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Kent Founded 1826 Incorporation (city) 1850 Government  - Mayor George Heartwell Area  - City  45. ... Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreciated to just AC, is a type of radio format that plays mainstream and pop music, without hip-hop or rap since, as per the name, it is geared more towards adults than teens. ... WJXQ (106. ... Charlotte is a city in Eaton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Active rock is a radio format used by many commercial radio stations in Canada and the United States. ... WKLQ is a radio station playing hard rock and owned by Citadel Broadcasting, transmitting on a frequency of 107. ... Nickname: Location of Grand Rapids within Kent County, Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Kent Founded 1826 Incorporation (city) 1850 Government  - Mayor George Heartwell Area  - City  45. ... 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Sports

The Lansing Lugnuts are a Class A Midwest League, Minor League Baseball team, currently affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Lugnuts are one of the most popular franchises in Minor League Baseball, drawing 538,325 fans during the 1996 season, and in the process outdrawing many larger teams. Their logo is one of the most popular in the minors. The team plays its home games at Oldsmobile Park, which was built at a cost of $12.7 million and opened in 1996 in downtown Lansing. It was partially renovated in 2006. Oldsmobile Park has a seating capacity of 11,215 fans, and was built to accommodate additional expansion. The team has won two Midwest League championships, their first in 1997 and their second in 2003. The Lansing Lugnuts are a Class A minor league baseball team, affiliated with the Toronto Blue Jays, that plays in the Midwest League. ... The Midwest League is a minor league baseball league which operates in the Midwestern United States. ... Major league affiliations American League (1977–present) East Division (1977–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 42 Name Toronto Blue Jays (1977–present) Ballpark Rogers Centre (1989–present) a. ... A Class A California League game in San Jose, California (1994) Minor baseball leagues are North American professional baseball leagues that compete at a level below that of Major League Baseball. ... Oldsmobile Park is a stadium in Lansing, Michigan. ... Seating capacity refers to the number of people who can be seated in a specific space, either in terms of the space available, or in terms of limitations set by law. ...


The Lansing Capitals began play in the International Basketball League in 2006. The Lansing Capitals were an expansion team for the 2006 International Basketball League season. ... The International Basketball League is a U.S.-based professional basketball summer league featuring teams from the West Coast and the Midwest. ...


Michigan State University sponsors both men's and women's sports, usually competing as a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Spartans have won National Titles in Men's Basketball, Football, Men's Boxing, Men's Cross Country, Men's Gymnastics, Men's Ice Hockey, Men's Soccer, and Men's Wrestling. Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The Big Ten Conference is the United States oldest Division I college athletic conference. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


Lansing Community College also sponsors many sports, competing as members of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. The Stars have won NJCAA titles in the following sports: Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Women's Marathon and Men's Marathon. Lansing Community College Lansing Community College is a two-year public college founded in 1957. ... The Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) is an association of community college athletic departments throughout Michigan and northern Indiana. ... The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) is an association of community college athletic departments throughout the United States of America. ...


The Lansing area is also known for its many golf courses, with two courses owned by Michigan State University, four municipal courses, and many additional public and private courses in the area. Walnut Hills Country Club in nearby East Lansing formerly hosted the LPGA's Oldsmobile Classic from 1992 - 2000. The Michigan PGA recently relocated from the Detroit area to Bath, Michigan, which is on the northern edge of Lansing. A country club is a private club that offers a variety of recreational sports facilities to its members. ... LPGA stands for Ladies Professional Golf Association. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Bath is an unincorporated community located within Bath Township in Clinton County in the U.S. state of Michigan. ...


In the 1980s and 1990s Lansing was a major player in semi-pro football. The Lansing Crusaders won MFL/MCFL championships in 1982, 1983, 1985, 1987, 1989, and 1990. The team finished second in 1984, 1986, and 1991.


Other past sports teams include:

  • Lansing - Michigan State League (baseball) - 1889 to 1890
  • Lansing Senators - Michigan State League (baseball) - 1895 and 1902
    • Southern Michigan League - 1907 to 1914
    • Central League - 1921 to 1922
    • renamed the Lansing Lancers - Michigan State League - 1940
    • and then back as the Lansing Senators - Michigan State League - 1941
  • Lansing Capitals - North American Basketball League - 1966-67 to 1967-68
  • Lansing Lancers - International Hockey League - 1974 to 1975
  • Capital City Cardinals - Michigan Charity Football League - 1980
  • Lansing Crusaders - Michigan Charity Football League - 1980 to 1988
    • Michigan Football League - 1989 to 1994
  • Capital City Cowboys - Michigan Football League - 1992
  • Lansing Ice Nuts - International Independent Hockey League - 2003 to 2004

See also: Central League (football) The Central League (セントラル・リーグ Sentoraru Riigu) is one of Japans two major professional baseball leagues (the other is the Pacific League). ... The Lansing Lancers were a professional ice hockey team playing in the International Hockey League. ... The International Hockey League (IHL) was a professional ice hockey league in the United States and Canada from 1945 to 2001. ... The International Independent Hockey League (IIHL) was an independent low-level professional hockey league that played in late 2003 before falling apart in 2004. ...

Transportation

Interstate Highways in the lower 48 states. ... Interstate 96 (abbreviated I-96) is an intrastate Interstate highway that is entirely within the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Interstate 69 just outside Indianapolis near Fortville, Indiana Interstate 69 (abbreviated I-69) is an interstate highway in the Southern and Midwestern United States. ... Interstate 496 (abbreviated I-496) is an Interstate highway that passes through downtown Lansing, Michigan, USA and is a child of Interstate 96. ... United States Highway 127 is a north-south United States highway. ... Michigan State Highway 43, or M-43, is a highway in southwestern and central Michigan from South Haven, junction Interstate 196 to Webberville, junctions Interstate 96 and Michigan State Highway 52. ... M-99 is a north-south highway in the state of Michigan that runs between Lansing, Hillsdale and the Ohio state line. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Location in Michigan Coordinates: Country United States State Michigan County Ingham & Clinton Counties Mayor Samir Singh Area    - City 12. ... Michigan Services is an umbrella term used by Amtrak to encompass three separate routes which originate from Chicago, Illinois and run into southern and central Michigan. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... Port Huron is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... CN redirects here, as its the most common usage of the abbreviation in Canada; for more uses, see CN (disambiguation). ... CSX Transportation (AAR reporting marks CSXT) is a Class I railroad in the United States, owned by the CSX Corporation. ... Norfolk Southern Headquarters Norfolk, Virginia. ... For other airports with this name, see Capital City Airport. ... Michigan Flyer is a daily bus service from East Lansing and Jackson via Lansing to Detroits Metro Airport DTW. It currently runs 8 times daily in both directions. ... Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (IATA:DTW, ICAO:KDTW), also called Detroit Metro Airport, is an airport in Romulus, Michigan, near Detroit, Michigan, and is a major hub for Northwest Airlines. ... The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides mass transit bus service within Lansing, Michigan (the Michigan state capital) as well as to many nearby cities and suburbs such as East Lansing and Okemos. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ... Official language(s) None (English, de-facto) Capital Lansing Largest city Detroit Area  Ranked 11th  - Total 97,990 sq mi (253,793 km²)  - Width 239 miles (385 km)  - Length 491 miles (790 km)  - % water 41. ... Greyhound Lines is the largest inter-city common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2,200 destinations in the United States. ... A Romanian InterCity train, run by Romanian Railways, at Arad station in May 2003 InterCity is a name for the inter-city rail services in Europe. ... A Go North East bus parked in a lay-by in Tyne and Wear, England. ... Lansing River Trail is a multiple use, non-motorized trail of just over eight miles in length. ... The Grand River is the name of several rivers in different countries: The Grand River in Ontario in Canada The Grand River in Michigan in the United States. ... The Red Cedar River is a river in Michigan which runs through the campus of Michigan State University and East Lansing, Michigan. ... Michigan State University (MSU) is a public university in East Lansing, Michigan. ... The Potter Park Zoological Gardens is a 58 acre zoo located in Lansing, Michigan within Lansings Potter Park. ... the Capitol Loop Marker used in Lansing Capitol Loop is a loop route running through Lansing, Michigan. ... Taxicab, short forms taxi or cab, is a type of public transport for a single passenger, or small group of passengers, typically for a non-shared ride. ...

Famous Lansing People

Joel Conrad Bakan (born 1959) is a Canadian lawyer and writer. ... The Canadian legal system has its foundation in the British common law system, inherited from being a part of the Commonwealth. ... Martin Bertram (born November 18, 1976) is the author of Vanity of Vanities. ... Vanity of Vanities is a medieval novel by Martin Bertram. ... This article lacks information on the importance of the subject matter. ... Top Gun is a 1986 American film directed by Tony Scott and produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer in association with Paramount Pictures. ... Doc Corbin Dart Doc Corbin Dart (1953 - ) was lead singer, founder, and lyricist of Lansing, Michigan, USAs seminal 80s punk rock act the The Crucifucks. ... The Crucifucks is a self-titled debut album, released in 1985 on Jello Biafras Alternative Tentacles record label. ... Edmund Alexander Emshwiller (Emsh) (February 16, 1925-July 27, 1990) was a visual artist notable for illustrations of many science fiction magazine covers and for his pioneering computer-generated movies. ... The Mona Lisa is one of the most recognizable artistic paintings in the Western world. ... Entrance to CalArts on McBean Parkway The California Institute of the Arts is commonly referred to as CalArts. ... Computer animation is the art of creating moving images via the use of computers. ... David Fairchild in 1889, while employed at the United States Department of Agriculture David Grandison Fairchild (April 7, 1869 - August 6, 1954) was an American botanist and plant explorer. ... Botany is the scientific study of plant life. ... Thom Hartmann Thom Hartmann (b. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Andy Hilbert (born on February 6, 1981 in Lansing, Michigan) is a professional ice hockey forward who currently plays for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL. // Playing career Drafted by the Boston Bruins in the 2nd round (37th overall) in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Earvin Johnson, Jr. ... “NBA” redirects here. ... Matthew Lyn Lillard (born January 24, 1970) is an American actor. ... Suzanne M. Malveaux (born April 12, 1966), an American television news reporter. ... The Cable News Network, commonly known as CNN, is a major cable television network founded in 1980 by Ted Turner. ... Ryan Miller (born July 17, 1980 in East Lansing, Michigan) is an American hockey player who is a goaltender for the Buffalo Sabres. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Muhsin Muhammad, II (born Melvin Campbell on May 5, 1973) is an American Football player who currently plays wide receiver for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. // Muhammad was born in Lansing, Michigan. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ... Ransom E. Olds Ransom Eli Olds (June 3, 1864–August 26, 1950) was a pioneer of the American automobile industry, for whom both the Oldsmobile and Reo brands were named. ... Oldsmobile was a brand of automobile produced for most of its existence by General Motors. ... Lawrence Edward Larry Page (born March 26, 1973 in Lansing, Michigan) is an American entrepreneur who co-founded the Google internet search engine, now Google Inc. ... Google, Inc. ... Greg Fossilman Raymer (born Gregory Paul Raymer on June 25, 1964) [1] is a professional poker player. ... The WSOP logo The World Series of Poker is the most prestigious set of poker tournaments in the world. ... Burt Reynolds (born Burton Leon Reynolds Jr. ... Steven Seagal (born April 10, 1952), is an American action movie actor, producer, writer, director, singer-songwriter, and activist. ... John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967 in Warren, Michigan) is a Major League Baseball player. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... In baseball, the Cy Young Award is an honor given annually to the best pitchers in the Major Leagues. ... Jim Sonefels Soni Born October 20, 1964. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... Hootie & the Blowfish is an American pop-rock band, originally formed at the University of South Carolina by Darius Rucker, Dean Felber, Jim Soni Sonefeld and Mark Bryan. ... Deborah Ann Debbie Stabenow (born April 29, 1950) is a Democratic United States Senator from Michigan. ... Ingham County is a county in the U.S. state of Michigan. ... Stevie Wonder (born Steveland Hardaway Judkins on May 13, 1950, name later changed to Steveland Hardaway Morris),[1] is an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. ... Malcolm X, born Malcolm Little, also known as Detroit Red and Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Omaha, Nebraska, May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965 in New York City) was a Muslim Minister and National Spokesman for the Nation of Islam. ... Human rights are rights which some hold to be inalienable and belonging to all humans. ...

Sister cities

Lansing has eight sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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References

  1. ^ July 1, 2006 est. by Census Bureau
  2. ^ July 1, 2006 est. by Census Bureau
  3. ^ a b c d e "Lansing and Its Yesterdays," published by the State Journal Company, Published January 1, 1930
  4. ^ Blumer, Stephen P. (c. 1989). U.S. Geological Survey Water-Supply Paper 2375, p. 335-344. U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved on 2007-03-31.
  5. ^ MacLean, James; Craig A. Whitford (2003). Lansing: City On The Grand, 1836-1939. Arcadia Publishing, 111-112. ISBN 0-7385-3152-9. 
  6. ^ Kellie Brown, Interim Administrative Assistant, Lansing Parks and Recreation Department, January 3, 2007
  7. ^ Lansing Chamber of Commerce - Lansing Region's Largest Employers - 2005

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Notes

  • Note 1: The city also extends into Eaton County along its southwest side. There are also two small non-contiguous tracts located in Ingham County. These sections are not highlighted on the map displayed as they are part of a 425 Agreement, meaning they do not officially count towards Lansing's area.

The legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of Property By Contract Act. ...

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Lansing is the capital city of the U.S. state of Michigan, and is located mostly in Ingham County.
Lansing is the only state capital city in the United States that extends into three counties and is the only state capital that is not also the county seat of its own county.
Lansing is located in the south central part of the lower peninsula where the Grand River meets the Red Cedar River.
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Lake Lansing is nearby and is approximately 500 acres (2 km²) in size.
Michigan State University, a member of the Big Ten Conference, is the largest education institution in the State of Michigan (6th largest in the United States), reflecting East Lansing's history as a college town.
Lake Lansing is nearby and is approximately 500 acres (2.0 km²) in size.
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