Lansing, IL

Lansing, Illinois
Location within Chicagoland.The Chicagoland tristate area.
IncorporatedVillage in 1893.
County, StateCook County, Illinois
TownshipThornton and Bloom Townships
Mayor/PresidentDan Podgorkski
Population (2000)28,332 ({{{status}}} {{{percent}}}% from [[{{{prevyear}}}]])
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Zip code(s)60438
Area code708
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Lansing is a village located in Cook County, Illinois, USA. As of the 2000 census, the village had a total population of 28,332.


The current Mayor of Lansing is Dan Podgorski. The Village Clerk is Jean Eisha. Lansing is a home rule community.


Lansing is located at 41°33'57" North, 87°32'45" West (41.565785, -87.545791).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 17.7 km2 (6.8 mi2). 17.5 km2 (6.8 mi2) of it is land and 0.2 km2 (0.1 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.88% water.


Lansing was incorporated in 1893. The first family to settle in Lansing was that of August Hildebrandt. Henry, George, and John Lansing settled the area in 1846.

Harry Smith, co-anchor for CBS' The Early Show and the host of A&E's Biography series, is the most famous person to have come from this suburban village.


  • Public high schools
    • Thornton Fractional South
  • Private high schools
    • Illiana Christian High School
    • Luther East High School
  • Public primary and middle schools
    • Memorial Junior High School
    • Nathan Hale Elementary School
    • Heritage Middle School
    • Oak Glen Elementary School
    • Reavis Elementary School
    • Coolidge Elementary School
  • Private primary and middle schools
    • Saint Ann Elementary School
    • Lansing Christian School
    • Trinity Lutheran School
    • Saint John Lutheran School


As of the census of 2000, there were 28,332 people, 11,416 households, and 7,774 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,618.2/km2 (4,188.7/mi2). There were 11,748 housing units at an average density of 671.0/km2 (1,736.9/mi2). The racial makeup of the village was 85.75% White, 10.69% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 5.73% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 11,416 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.9% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $47,554, and the median income for a family was $56,901. Males had a median income of $45,186 versus $29,152 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,547. 5.4% of the population and 3.5% of families were below the poverty line. 7.7% of those under the age of 18 and 3.9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.