Lansing, Illinois

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Lansing, Illinois
Village of Lansing, Illinois
Ridge Road in downtown Lansing
Ridge Road in downtown Lansing
Flag of Lansing, Illinois
"A community of pride, progress, and possibilities"
Location of Lansing in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Lansing in Cook County, Illinois.
Location of Illinois in the United States
Location of Illinois in the United States
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
TownshipsThornton, Bloom
 • TypeMayor-Trustee
 • MayorPatty Eidam
 • Total7.52 sq mi (19.48 km2)
 • Land7.46 sq mi (19.33 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)  0.88%
 • Total29,076
 • Density3,896.54/sq mi (1,504.42/km2)
Standard of living (2009-11)
 • Per capita income$24,329
 • Median home value$148,500
ZIP code(s)
Area code(s)708
FIPS code17-42028

Lansing is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Lansing is a south suburb of Chicago. The population was 29,076 at the 2020 census.[2]


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).[3] 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.

According to the 2021 census gazetteer files, Lansing has a total area of 7.52 square miles (19.48 km2), of which 7.46 square miles (19.32 km2) (or 99.24%) is land and 0.06 square miles (0.16 km2) (or 0.76%) is water.[4] Lansing sits on the Calumet Shoreline, an ancient shoreline of Lake Michigan. This shoreline runs along Ridge Road.

Surrounding areas[edit]

Lansing is bordered by South Holland to the northwest, Calumet City to the north, Hammond to the northeast, Munster to the east and southeast, Lynwood to the south, Glenwood to the southwest, and Thornton to the west.

  Calumet City
  South Holland Up arrow left.svg Up-1.svg Up arrow right.svg Hammond
  Thornton Left.svg  Right.svg Munster
  Glenwood Down arrow left.svg Down arrow.svg Down arrow right.svg Munster


The current Mayor of Lansing is Patty Eidam.[5]

Lansing is represented in the United States Congress by Representative Robin Kelly, of Illinois's 2nd congressional district, as well as Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth in the United States Senate.


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[6] the top five ancestries that were in Lansing in 2000 were German (17%), Polish (13%), Irish (13%), Dutch (11%), and Italian (7%). However, according to 2016 estimates, these ancestries began to change in the mid-90s and early 2000s, when most residents were of African American ancestry (8,871), followed by Latinos (4,183), and Asian (Southeast Asian) (255).[7]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
2010[9] 2020[10]

As of the 2020 census[11] there were 29,076 people, 10,741 households, and 6,818 families residing in the village. The population density was 3,867.00 inhabitants per square mile (1,493.06/km2). There were 12,053 housing units at an average density of 1,603.01 per square mile (618.93/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 46.62% African American, 32.17% White, 0.72% Native American, 0.93% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 10.67% from other races, and 8.88% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 20.61% of the population.

There were 10,741 households, out of which 52.85% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.18% were married couples living together, 22.04% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.52% were non-families. 31.80% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.87% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.23 and the average family size was 2.56.

The village's age distribution consisted of 24.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.8% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.6 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $57,659, and the median income for a family was $70,775. Males had a median income of $47,236 versus $31,684 for females. The per capita income for the village was $28,708. About 12.4% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.8% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

Lansing, Illinois - Demographic Profile
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[9] Pop 2020[10] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 14,681 8,462 51.82% 29.10%
Black or African American alone (NH) 8,847 13,421 31.23% 46.16%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 38 26 0.13% 0.09%
Asian alone (NH) 255 264 0.90% 0.91%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 5 3 0.02% 0.01%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 39 172 0.14% 0.59%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 363 734 1.28% 2.52%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 4,103 5,993 14.48% 20.61%
Total 28,331 29,076 100.00% 100.00%

Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos can be of any race.


Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  2. ^ "Lansing village, Illinois". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 23, 2021.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Gazetteer Files". Retrieved 2022-06-29.
  5. ^ "Clerk's Office". The Village of Lansing, IL. Village of Lansing. Retrieved May 8, 2017.
  6. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  7. ^ "Why Blacks are choosing Lansing". 8 February 2018.
  8. ^ "Decennial Census of Population and Housing by Decades". US Census Bureau.
  9. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Lansing, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  10. ^ a b "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) - Lansing, Illinois". United States Census Bureau.
  11. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved 2022-06-28.
  12. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1995-1996,' Biographical Sketch of Biil W. Balthis, pg. 105
  13. ^ 'Illinois Blue Book 1973-1974, Biographical Sketch of Jack E. Walker, pg. 74

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