Ridge Road in downtown Lansing
|Motto: "A community of pride, progress, and possibilities"|
|• Mayor||Norman Abbott|
|• Total||6.84 sq mi (17.7 km2)|
|• Land||6.79 sq mi (17.6 km2)|
|• Water||0.06 sq mi (0.2 km2) 0.88%|
|• Density||4,172.5/sq mi (1,611.0/km2)|
|Up 0.88% from 1990|
|Standard of living (2009-11)|
|• Per capita income||$24,329|
|• Median home value||$148,500|
Lansing is located at  It is 6.9 miles (11.1 km) south of the Chicago city limits at 138th Street, and 25.6 miles (41.2 km) from the Chicago Loop. Lansing is bordered by Glenwood and Thornton to the west, Calumet City and South Holland to the north, Lynwood to the south, and by Munster and Hammond in Indiana to the east.(41.565785, -87.545791).
According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 6.84 square miles (17.7 km2), of which 6.79 square miles (17.6 km2) (or 99.27%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.88%) is water. Lansing sits on the Calumet Shoreline, an ancient shoreline of Lake Michigan. This shoreline runs along Ridge Road.
The current Mayor of Lansing is Norman Abbott. The Village Administrator is J. Wynsma. The Village Clerk is Donna Kooyenga.
Lansing is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district.
The first family to settle in Lansing was that of August Hildebrandt in 1843. Henry, George, and John Lansing settled the area in 1846, which was incorporated in 1893. Early settlement in the village was primarily by Dutch and German immigrants. Industrial development of the surrounding Calumet region attracted immigrants from Ireland and Eastern Europe to the village in the 20th century. These settlement patterns are reflected in Lansing's current demographics; according to the census of 2000, the top five non African-American ancestries in Lansing were German (17%), Polish (13%), Irish (13%), Dutch (11%), and Italian (7%).
As of the census of 2000, there were 28,332 people, 11,416 households, and 7,774 families residing in the village. The population density was 4,188.7 people per square mile (1,618.2/km²). There were 11,748 housing units at an average density of 1,736.9 per square mile (671.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 85.7% White, 10.3% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.5% from other races, and 1.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 5.7% of the population.
There were 11,416 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the village the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $47,554, and the median income for a family was $56,901. Males had a median income of $45,186 versus $29,152 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,547. About 3.5% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.
- Public high schools
- Private high schools
- Public primary and middle schools
- Memorial Junior High School
- Nathan Hale Elementary School
- Heritage Middle School
- Oak Glen Elementary School
- Reavis Elementary School
- Coolidge Elementary School
- Private primary and middle schools
- Tom Gorzelanny, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, spent part of his childhood in Lansing
- Curtis Granderson, outfielder for the New York Mets, graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School
- Harry Smith, co-anchor for CBS' The Early Show and the host of A&E's Biography series
- Pierre Thomas, running back for the New Orleans Saints, graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School
- Jack E. Walker, Illinois politician, practiced law in Lansing.
Police Department - Fallen Officers
In the history of the Lansing Police Department, one officer has been killed in the line of duty.
|Officer||Date of death||Age||Tenure||Cause of death|
|Officer Kenneth R. Novak Jr.||April 8, 1992||27||8 years||Gunfire|
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Lansing village, Illinois". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved March 13, 2013.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
- "Clerk's Office". The Village of Lansing, IL. Village of Lansing. Retrieved February 27, 2013.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- 'Illinois Blue Book 1973-1974, Biographical Sketch of Jack E. Walker, pg. 74
- Village of Lansing official website
- Lansing Public Library
- Lansing's Neighborhood Network Cable Channel 4
- Lan-Oak Park District, Lansing's park district
- Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce
- Thornton Fractional School District 215
- Sunnybrook School District 171
- Lansing School District 158
- Lansing Municipal Airport