Latest Data (2017)
Population 48,844
Nationwide Rank 788

Quick Facts

East Lansing, Michigan is the 788th largest city in the United States as of 2017.

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. 64% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.

East Lansing, Michigan Border Map

Similarly Sized Cities In US

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
778 Murray, Utah 49,295 8.1%
779 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio 49,247 -0.3%
780 Leander, Texas 49,234 482.7%
781 Twin Falls, Idaho 49,202 40.7%
782 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 49,192 0.6%
783 Mishawaka, Indiana 49,177 4.6%
784 La Mirada, California 49,095 4.6%
785 Cypress, California 49,064 5.2%
786 St. Louis Park, Minnesota 49,029 11.0%
787 Madison, Alabama 48,861 63.9%
788 East Lansing, Michigan 48,844 4.8%
789 Middletown, Ohio 48,823 -5.4%
790 Portage, Michigan 48,816 8.6%
791 Kannapolis, North Carolina 48,806 30.5%
792 Rancho Santa Margarita, California 48,793 3.7%
793 Cedar Hill, Texas 48,710 48.6%
794 Lawrence, Indiana 48,704 24.5%
795 Ceres, California 48,697 39.7%
796 Saginaw, Michigan 48,677 -20.9%
797 Texas City, Texas 48,558 16.2%
798 Covina, California 48,462 3.2%

Similarly Sized Cities In Michigan

US Rank Name Population Growth
2000-2017
321 Flint 96,448 -22.6%
334 Dearborn 94,491 -3.4%
338 Livonia 94,105 -6.5%
404 Troy 83,813 3.4%
413 Westland 81,747 -5.7%
419 Farmington Hills 81,050 -1.2%
460 Wyoming 75,938 9.1%
463 Kalamazoo 75,807 -1.5%
477 Rochester Hills 74,205 7.6%
482 Southfield 73,208 -6.5%
606 Taylor 61,276 -7.1%
629 Pontiac 59,792 -11.6%
630 Novi 59,715 25.7%
632 St. Clair Shores 59,635 -5.3%
637 Royal Oak 59,112 -1.4%
680 Dearborn Heights 55,758 -4.4%
743 Kentwood 51,747 13.9%
752 Battle Creek 51,286 -3.8%
788 East Lansing 48,844 4.8%
790 Portage 48,816 8.6%
796 Saginaw 48,677 -20.9%
819 Roseville 47,501 -1.1%
909 Midland 41,950 0.3%
1009 Muskegon 38,131 -4.8%
1050 Lincoln Park 36,655 -8.4%
1147 Holland 33,366 -4.7%
1156 Bay City 33,188 -9.6%
1174 Jackson 32,704 -9.7%
1176 Eastpointe 32,511 -4.4%
1264 Madison Heights 30,050 -3.2%
1276 Oak Park 29,654 -8.4%
1302 Southgate 29,084 -4.4%
1303 Port Huron 29,051 -9.9%
1318 Burton 28,643 -5.7%
1379 Allen Park 27,156 -7.8%
1409 Garden City 26,650 -11.3%
1453 Mount Pleasant 25,847 -0.1%
1505 Wyandotte 24,977 -10.9%
1518 Walker 24,822 12.6%
1540 Norton Shores 24,501 8.5%
1542 Inkster 24,453 -18.7%

Demographics

Population History

Year Population Rank in US
2017 48,844 788
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