Lansing, Illinois

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Lansing, Illinois
Village
Ridge Road in downtown Lansing
Ridge Road in downtown Lansing
Motto: "A community of pride, progress, and possibilities"
Lansing is located in Illinois
Lansing
Lansing
Coordinates: 41°33′57″N 87°32′45″W / 41.56583°N 87.54583°W / 41.56583; -87.54583Coordinates: 41°33′57″N 87°32′45″W / 41.56583°N 87.54583°W / 41.56583; -87.54583
Country  United States
State Illinois
County Cook
Townships Thornton, Bloom
Incorporated 1893
Government
 • Type Mayor-Trustee
 • Mayor Norman Abbott
Area
 • 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%
Population (2010)
 • Total 28,331
 • 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
ZIP code(s) 60438
Area code(s) 708
Geocode 42028
Website villageoflansing.org
Demographics (2010)[1]
White Black Asian
58.9% 31.6% 0.9%
Islander Native Other Hispanic
(any race)
0.02% 0.2% 8.3% 14.5%

Lansing is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Lansing is a southern suburb of Chicago. The population was 28,331 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Lansing is located at 41°33′57″N 87°32′45″W / 41.56583°N 87.54583°W / 41.56583; -87.54583 (41.565785, -87.545791).[2] 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.

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.[3] Lansing sits on the Calumet Shoreline, an ancient shoreline of Lake Michigan. This shoreline runs along Ridge Road.

Government[edit]

The current Mayor of Lansing is Norman Abbott. The Village Administrator is J. Wynsma. The Village Clerk is Donna Kooyenga.[4]

Lansing is in Illinois' 2nd congressional district.

History[edit]

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[5] of 2000, the top five non African-American ancestries in Lansing were German (17%), Polish (13%), Irish (13%), Dutch (11%), and Italian (7%).

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1940 4,462
1950 8,682 94.6%
1960 17,475 101.3%
1970 22,916 31.1%
1980 28,958 26.4%
1990 28,131 −2.9%
2000 28,332 0.7%
2010 28,331 0.0%

As of the census[5] 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.

Schools[edit]

  • 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

Notable people[edit]

Police Department - Fallen Officers[edit]

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "2010 Census U.S. Gazetteer Files for Places – Illinois". United States Census. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  4. ^ "Clerk's Office". The Village of Lansing, IL. Village of Lansing. Retrieved February 27, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1973-1974, Biographical Sketch of Jack E. Walker, pg. 74

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