Latest Data (2016)
Population 48,870
Nationwide Rank 779

Quick Facts

East Lansing, Michigan is the 779th largest city in the United States as of 2016.

East Lansing, Michigan is a city.

East Lansing, Michigan is currently 4.1% smaller than it was in 1990, the year of its peak recorded population.

East Lansing, Michigan's growth is below average. 61% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

East Lansing, Michigan Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
769 La Mirada, California 49,216 4.8%
770 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 49,206 -0.4%
771 Collierville, Tennessee 49,177 49.0%
772 Charleston, West Virginia 49,138 -7.8%
773 Newark, Ohio 49,134 6.0%
774 Saginaw, Michigan 48,984 -20.4%
775 Rancho Santa Margarita, California 48,969 4.0%
776 Cypress, California 48,906 4.9%
777 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 48,904 0.0%
778 Dunwoody, Georgia 48,884
779 East Lansing, Michigan 48,870 4.9%
780 Middletown, Ohio 48,813 -5.4%
781 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 48,747 10.3%
782 Minot, North Dakota 48,743 33.2%
783 Sheboygan, Wisconsin 48,686 -4.0%
784 Mishawaka, Indiana 48,679 3.5%
785 Niagara Falls, New York 48,632 -12.3%
786 Smyrna, Tennessee 48,596 74.8%
787 Covina, California 48,549 3.4%
788 Portage, Michigan 48,508 7.9%
789 Cedar Hill, Texas 48,343 47.5%

Similarly Sized Cities In Michigan

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2016
315 Flint 97,386 -21.9%
333 Dearborn 94,444 -3.4%
334 Livonia 94,041 -6.5%
398 Troy 83,641 3.2%
414 Westland 81,545 -5.9%
418 Farmington Hills 81,129 -1.1%
454 Kalamazoo 75,984 -1.3%
458 Wyoming 75,567 8.6%
478 Rochester Hills 73,422 6.4%
479 Southfield 73,100 -6.6%
597 Taylor 61,177 -7.2%
619 St. Clair Shores 59,775 -5.1%
620 Pontiac 59,698 -11.7%
630 Novi 59,211 24.7%
634 Royal Oak 59,006 -1.6%
671 Dearborn Heights 55,761 -4.4%
741 Kentwood 51,689 13.7%
742 Battle Creek 51,534 -3.4%
774 Saginaw 48,984 -20.4%
779 East Lansing 48,870 4.9%
788 Portage 48,508 7.9%
805 Roseville 47,602 -0.9%
898 Midland 42,096 0.7%
991 Muskegon 38,349 -4.2%
1038 Lincoln Park 36,720 -8.2%
1132 Holland 33,543 -4.2%
1134 Bay City 33,511 -8.7%
1160 Jackson 32,918 -9.1%
1166 Eastpointe 32,673 -3.9%
1255 Madison Heights 30,088 -3.0%
1270 Oak Park 29,645 -8.4%
1282 Port Huron 29,231 -9.3%
1286 Southgate 29,085 -4.4%
1308 Burton 28,648 -5.6%
1370 Allen Park 27,214 -7.6%
1396 Garden City 26,719 -11.1%
1418 Mount Pleasant 26,313 1.6%
1497 Wyandotte 24,955 -10.9%
1510 Walker 24,775 12.4%
1531 Inkster 24,462 -18.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2016 48,870 779
2015 48,471 786
2014 48,648 778
2013 48,554 772
2012 48,518 762
2011 48,572 754
2010 48,579 736
2009 45,563 774
2008 45,621 771
2007 45,970 756
2006 46,029 749
2005 46,640 732
2004 46,927 716
2003 46,815 707
2002 46,649 702
2001 46,506 695
2000 46,569 682
1990 50,943 514