East Lansing, Michigan Houses for Sale

East Lansing is located in the south-central part of the state of Michigan and is considered as a residential and university city in Ingham County. The area sits on the Red Cedar River that is adjoined by Lansing. The area where the present-day East Lansing stands used to be a remote area when the Michigan State University was granted with the land and was then founded in 1855 as Michigan Agricultural School. The school was first named as Collegeville, and the city was subsequently redesignated as East Lansing by the local state legislature in 1907 at the time of its incorporation. The city’s primary economic activity is centered around the university, which is East Lansing’s major employer.

East Lansing, MI Prices for Houses for Sale

394,505 +6%
290,000 +3%

Relative Price (per sqft.)


Listings of East Lansing Homes for Purchase

47 -20%
72 -14%

Market Duration of Homes Sold

28 +2%

Crime & Safety

Police Officers 51  
Police Civilians 9  
Total Arrests 86 (2020)
Total Incidents 1,431 (2020)
CrimeScore 18.61  
National Rank 2140th  
Statewide Rank 134th  

Local Statistics

Population 47,641 (-0.01%)
House Size (sqft.) 1,957 (12.57%)

Criminal Offenses

Animal Cruelty 2
Arson 14
Assault Offenses 259
Burglary/Breaking & Entering 91
Counterfeiting/Forgery 9
Destruction/Damage/Vandalism of Property 169
Drug/Narcotic Offenses 13
Embezzlement 7
Extortion/Blackmail 5
Fraud Offenses 141
Homicide Offenses 1
Kidnapping/Abduction 2
Larceny/Theft Offenses 573
Motor Vehicle Theft 166
Pornography/Obscene Material 1
Robbery 14
Sex Offenses 23
Stolen Property Offenses 9
Weapon Law Violations 10

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