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East Lansing

Ingham County,


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The Michigan state capital is Lansing.

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48823, 48824

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Statistics & Facts

The population of East Lansing is approximately 46,678 (2004), 48579 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 14,403 (1990), 14774 (2010).

The amount of land area in East Lansing is 24.586 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in East Lansing is 11.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.025 sq kilometers.
The distance from East Lansing to Washington DC is 487 miles. The distance to the Michigan state capital is 4 miles. (as the crow flies)
East Lansing is positioned 42.73 degrees north of the equator and 84.48 degrees west of the prime meridian.

East Lansing elevation is 850 feet above sea level.
East Lansing median income is $28,217 (2000).

The East Lansing median home price is $144,300 (2000).

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East Lansing location: about five miles from Lansing, Michigan. Other nearby communities include Okemos, Haslett, Holt, Edgemont Park, De Witt, Waverly and Mason.

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History & History Related Items

East Lansing history:

East Lansing began as an extension of the college here in the 1850s. The first homes here were known as Faculty Row. This little village was mostly for students, administrators and professors of the college. Several planners were William James Beal and Rolla C. Carpenter who platted out an area north of the campus for housing. As the 1900s rolled in, so did new homeowners and their families. Collegeville and other areas were then chartered as East Lansing. As these developments grew so did the college. The education in the area from the start to the university level was well known as exceptional and continues to rank well today. For some good history information and a number of history links, please see the East Lansing Historical Society website.
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East Lansing attractions:

East Lansing Art Festival
held in May each year.

Abrams Planetarium
on the Michigan State campus.

Midwinter Singing Festival
held in February each year.

Great Lakes Folk Festival
held in August each year.
Celebrating culture, tradition and community.

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