East Lansing, MI Real Estate

According to census data in the year 2000 there were 15,318 housing units in East Lansing. This represents a 6.4% growth from 14,403 in 1990.

Of those housing units, 15,309 were located in either urbanized areas or urban clusters, and 9 were located in what is classified as a rural area.

Homeownership rate in East Lansing is about 32.2%. East Lansing's vacancy rate, including seasonal lodging, is about 5.8%. Average household size is 2.23 people.

The majority of houses, apartments or condos in East Lansing were built after 1967.


Housing Size

Housing Units by Size
Studio Type6.30%
One Bedroom25.20%
Two Bedrooms32.20%
Three Bedrooms18.60%
Four Bedrooms13.20%
Five Bedrooms or more4.60%
As % of Housing Units

Owned Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.49
Median year structure was built1960
Median Value of occupied units$144,300
Median Price asked for vacant units$159,700

Rented Homes, Apartments and Condos

Average Household Size2.1
Median year structure was built1970
Median Monthly Rent asked for vacant units$447

Owners Finance Status

Housing Finance
Second Mortgage & Equity Loan0.50%
Second Mortgage4.90%
Home Equity Loan12.50%
Simple Mortgage51.70%
Debt Free30.40%
As % of Housing Units
Median part of Monthly Household Income dedicated to covering home ownership costs16.7%