Lansing, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Lansing, North Carolina - Basic Facts

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The Town of Lansing had a population of 156 as of July 1, 2017. Lansing ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lansing is located at latitude 36.4995 and longitude -81.5096 in Ashe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Lansing (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Ashe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,654 feet.

The Town of Lansing (GNIS ID: 2405986) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Lansing is located within Township of Piney Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ashe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lansing population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Lansing, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 156
Daytime Population: Workers 67
Daytime Population: Residents 88
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 155
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 156
Population in Familes 124
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 476
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $25,954
Average Household Income $45,067
Per Capita Income $19,047


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 54 (60.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (15.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (24.4%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Average Home Value $148,148


Total Households 68
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 44
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.26%
Households -0.4% -0.3%
Families 0.98% -0.46%
Median Household Income   1.6%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Lansing, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lansing to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 701 5th
Population Density # 464 37th
Diversity Index # 687 7th
Median Household Income # 703 5th
Per Capita Income # 569 23rd

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