|East Lansing, Michigan|
Location in Michigan
|- Mayor||Vic Loomis|
|- City Manager||Theodore J. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. Wikipedia talkFeatured lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->This list of countries, arranged alphabetically The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The political units and divisions of the United States include The 50 states (four of these being officially styled as Commonwealths) which are typically Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. The boundaries of the 83 counties in the US state of Michigan have not changed substantially since 1897. Ingham County is a county in the US state of Michigan. The 2000 census recorded its population at 279320 with the 2007 Census Bureau estimate Clinton County is a county in the US state of Michigan, and is part of the Lansing Metropolitan Area In the council-manager form of government an elected city council (typically between five and 11 people is responsible for making Policy, passing Ordinances voting Appropriations A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning "greater" is a modern title used in many countries for the highest ranking officer in a municipal government A city manager is an official appointed as the administrative manager of a City, in a council-manager form of city government Staton|
|- Total||11. Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. 25 sq mi (29. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 2 km²)|
|- Land||11. To help compare different Orders of magnitude and geographical regions we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km² 24 sq mi (29. 1 km²)|
|- Water||0. 01 sq mi (0. 02 km²)|
|Elevation||856 ft (261 m)|
|- Density||4,135. The elevation of a Geographic location is its height above a fixed reference point often the mean sea level. A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit The metre or meter is a unit of Length. It is the basic unit of Length in the Metric system and in the International Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 4/sq mi (1,596. 7/km²)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|- Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0625219|
East Lansing is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks Area code 517 is the Area code which serves the south central portion of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan. Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout A US state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the United States of America that share Sovereignty with the federal government Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. The city is located directly east of Lansing, Michigan, the state's capital. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. Most of the city is within Ingham County, though a small portion lies in Clinton County. Ingham County is a county in the US state of Michigan. The 2000 census recorded its population at 279320 with the 2007 Census Bureau estimate Clinton County is a county in the US state of Michigan, and is part of the Lansing Metropolitan Area The population was 46,525 at the time of the 2000 census, of those 29,329 were classified as university students, or 63% of the total population. It is best known as the home of Michigan State University. Michigan State University ( MSU) is a co-educational public Research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA.
The settlement of East Lansing began around 1847, the same year nearby Lansing was made the capital of the state of Michigan. Michigan ( is a Midwestern state of the United States of America. Downtown East Lansing was an important junction of two major Native American trails: the Okemah Road, and the Park Lake Trail. Native Americans in the United States are the indigenous peoples from the regions of North America now encompassed by the continental United States By 1850, the Lansing and Howell Plank Road Company was established to connect a toll road to the Detroit and Howell Plank Road, improving travel between Detroit and Lansing, which cut right through what is now East Lansing. The toll road was finished in 1853, and included seven tollhouses between Lansing and Howell. Howell is a city in the US state of Michigan. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 9232 while the 2006 estimate placed the 
Michigan State University was founded in 1855 and established in what is now East Lansing in 1857. Michigan State University ( MSU) is a co-educational public Research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. For the first four decades, the students and faculty lived almost entirely on the College campus. A few commuted from Lansing, and that number increased when a streetcar line was built in the 1890s, but there were few places to live in the then-rural area immediately around the campus.
That started to change in 1887, when professors William J. Beal and Rolla C. Carpenter created Collegeville, along what is now Harrison Road and Center and Beal Streets, north of Michigan Avenue. William James Beal ( March 11, 1833 - May 12, 1924) was an American Botanist. Rolla Clinton Carpenter CE MME LLD ( June 26, 1852 – 1919 was an American engineer academic and writer Few faculty were attracted to the location, and the first residents were "teamsters and laborers".  In 1898, the College Delta subdivision (including what is now Delta Street) had the support of the College itself, which provided utilities, and several professors built homes there (one of which survives today at 243 W. Grand River Ave. ).  Other subdivisions followed.
At that time, the post office address was "Agricultural College, Michigan". A school district encompassing the nascent community was created in 1900. In 1907, incorporation as a city was proposed under the name "College Park"; the legislature approved the charter but changed the name to "East Lansing".
The city charter in 1907 prohibited the possession, sale, or consumption of alcoholic beverages, and East Lansing was a "dry" city until voters modified the charter provision in 1968.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 25 square miles (29. 15 km²), of which, 11. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 24 square miles (23. 38 km²) of it is land and 0. 02 km² (0. 009 sq mi) is water, as of 2000. Along with any annexations, this also takes into account any 425 Agreements initiated by the city prior to 2000. The Legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of
Since 1998, East Lansing has aggressively made use of 425 Agreements to gain control of land of surrounding townships to expand its borders and tax base. The Legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of The city is currently in three 425 Agreements with Bath Township, DeWitt Township, and Meridian Township, and has effectively added thousands of acres of land to its border. The Legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of Bath Township is a Charter township of Clinton County in the U DeWitt Charter Township is a Charter township of Clinton County in the U Meridian Charter Township is a Charter township of Ingham County in the U 
Along with increasing its boundaries through 425's, the city has also made use of outright annexation of surrounding township lands in recent years. The Legislature of the State of Michigan enacted Public Act 425 of 1984 which is also known by the title Intergovernmental Conditional Transfer Of Annexation ( Latin ad, to and nexus, joining is the legal incorporation of some territory into another geo-political entity (either adjacent or non-contiguous It annexed the 66. 5 acres (269,000 m²) of the Four Winds Golf Course in Meridian Township in 2001, and another 6 acres (24,000 m²) of the township in 2006. Meridian Township may refer to the following places in the United States Meridian Township Clinton County Illinois Meridian Charter Township The city also annexed from DeWitt Township the land that is currently the East Lansing Soccer Complex. DeWitt Charter Township is a Charter township of Clinton County in the U As of 2006, East Lansing has increased its size to 13. 25 sq mi (34. 3 km²). 
The city's downtown area is centered around Grand River Avenue, a wide tree-lined boulevard that evolved out of the 19th century plank road that connected Lansing to Detroit. Grand River Avenue is one of the principal pre- Interstate roads in the state of Michigan. A plank road or puncheon is a dirt path or road covered with a series of planks similar to the wooden sidewalks one would see in a Western movie Grand River Avenue serves as dividing line between the Michigan State University campus and the rest of the city. Michigan State University ( MSU) is a co-educational public Research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Grand River Ave. is lined with many college-oriented businesses, such as bars, tanning salons, coffee shops, head shops, restaurants (many dine al fresco) and bookstores. A bar (also called a Pub or Tavern) is a business that serves drinks especially Alcoholic beverages such as beer liquor and mixed drinks for consumption Sun tanning describes a darkening of the skin (especially of fair-skinned individuals in a natural physiological response stimulated by exposure to ultraviolet (UV radiation head shop is a retail outlet specializing in paraphernalia related to consumption of cannabis, other recreational drugs and New Age herbs as well Immediately north of downtown are predominantly student neighborhoods. A college town or university town is a community (often literally a Town, but possibly a small or medium sized City, or in some cases a Neighborhood Further north of that is the residential part of the city, which is much like any other suburb. Within a urban area there is a tendency for land uses to Aggregate. At the very northern tier of the city are several new student-oriented apartment complexes. These new developments are far from the university, but their lower property tax rates allow them to offer students more amenities for their monthly rent. Property tax, or millage tax, is an Ad valorem tax that an owner pays on the value of the property being taxed
|Est. 2006||46,009||−1. 1%|
As of the census of 2000, there were 46,525 people, 14,390 households, and 5,094 families residing in the city. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 4,136. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 6 per square mile (1,596. 7/km²). There were 15,321 housing units at an average density of 1,362. 2/sq mi (525. 8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80. 91% White, 7. 40% African American, 0. 33% Native American, 8. 21% Asian, 0. 08% Pacific Islander, 0. 95% from other races, and 2. 12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2. 69% of the population.
There were 14,390 households out of which 16. 1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27. 6% were married couples living together, 5. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** 7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 64. 6% were non-families. 36. 2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7. 2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 22 and the average family size was 2. 82.
In the city the population was spread out with 9. 0% under the age of 18, 58. 6% from 18 to 24, 16. 4% from 25 to 44, 9. 9% from 45 to 64, and 6. 0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 92. 7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91. 7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,217, and the median income for a family was $61,985. Males had a median income of $43,767 versus $30,556 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,333. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 11. 0% of families and 34. 8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 8% of those under age 18 and 3. 7% of those age 65 or over.
East Lansing has a Council-manager government, where the city council appoints one of its own as mayor, and another of its own as mayor pro tem — a city council member with extra ceremonial duties, but who chairs council meetings in the mayor's absence. In the council-manager form of government an elected city council (typically between five and 11 people is responsible for making Policy, passing Ordinances voting Appropriations The city council consists of 5 at-large council members who are elected in non-partisan elections to 4-year terms in November of odd-numbered years. At-Large is a designation for representative members of a governing body who are Elected or appointed to represent the whole membership of the body (for example a city state Non-partisan democracy (also no-party democracy) is a system of representative government or organization such that universal and periodic Elections The city council chooses the city manager, the city's chief administrative officer. A city manager is an official appointed as the administrative manager of a City, in a council-manager form of city government The manager is appointed by, and answers to, the city council.
An important aspect of East Lansing's government is its system of commissions. The commission members are ordinary East Lansing citizens who are appointed by the city council and advised by members of the city staff. Commissions may propose or review policies in their bailiwicks and make recommendations to the city council. Major East Lansing commissions include those for Planning, Housing, Transportation, and Parks and Recreation. Other commissions and boards that also involve active engagement of ordinary citizens also play a role in East Lansing's governance.
Michigan State University, a member of the Big Ten Conference, is the largest education institution in the State of Michigan (6th largest in the United States), reflecting East Lansing's history as a college town. Michigan State University ( MSU) is a co-educational public Research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. MSU has more than 200 programs of study including two medical schools (one M. D. and one D. O. ), a veterinary school, a law school, and numerous PhD programs. "PhD" redirects here for other uses see PhD (disambiguation. Nearby Lansing is home to several other colleges, including Thomas M. Cooley Law School which is the largest law school in the United States, Davenport University, and Lansing Community College. Thomas M Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan, is the largest Law school as measured by full-time and part-time student enrollment in the Davenport University is a private, non-profit multi-location University located throughout the states of Indiana and Michigan. Lansing Community College is a two-year public college founded in 1957
The city is covered by the East Lansing Public Schools district, which has an enrollment of just over 3,400 students in grades K-12. The district also includes small portions of neighboring Lansing, Lansing Township, and Meridian Township. The district consists of six elementary schools, one middle school, and East Lansing High School. See also Primary education An elementary school is an institution where children receive the first stage of Compulsory education known as elementary Middle school or Junior High School serves as a "bridge" between the Elementary School and the High School East Lansing High School is a public High school in the city of East Lansing, Michigan, United States.
Amtrak, Indian Trails, and Greyhound all provide intercity rail and bus services at the East Lansing Amtrak depot, which is located at 1240 South Harrison Road in walking distance from the Michigan State University main campus, although both on- and off-campus public transportation serves the depot. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 Greyhound Lines is an intercity Common carrier of passengers by Bus serving over 3700 destinations in the United States. The East Lansing Amtrak Station, in East Lansing Michigan is served by the passenger train Michigan State University ( MSU) is a co-educational public Research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) provides public bus transit throughout East Lansing, Lansing, and surrounding areas. The Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA provides mass transit bus service and Paratransit within the metro Lansing Michigan area (the Michigan capital including Three major interstates and one U. The Dwight D Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways, commonly called the Interstate Highway System (or simply the Interstate System) S. Highway serve the East Lansing area including: I-96, I-69, I-496, and US 127. Interstate 96 (I-96 is an intrastate Interstate highway that is entirely within the U Interstate 69 (I-69 is an Interstate Highway in the United States. Interstate 496 (I-496 is an Interstate highway that passes through downtown Lansing, Michigan and is a "child" of Interstate 96. US Route 127 is a 758 mile (1220 km long north-south United States highway in the eastern half of the United States The Lansing Capital City Airport in nearby Lansing offers a number of direct domestic flights as far as Las Vegas; connections between East Lansing and the airport are offered by CATA (with a transfer in downtown Lansing); rental cars are also available at the airport. For other airports with this name see Capital City Airport. Capital Region International Airport, formerly known as Lansing Capital Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally Bus transportation is offered between East Lansing and Detroit Metro Airport eight times daily by Michigan Flyer. Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, sometimes called Detroit Metropolitan Airport, Detroit Metro Wayne Airport, Metro Airport, or simply The Northern Tier Trail is a shared-use pedestrian and bicycle path system connecting some parts of the northern half of the city; the Lansing River Trail begins on the campus of Michigan State University and extends west into downtown Lansing and then north towards the airport. Lansing River Trail is a multiple use non-motorized trail of just over long Michigan State University ( MSU) is a co-educational public Research university in East Lansing, Michigan USA. Finally, two class one freight railroads serve East Lansing including Canadian National Railway (CN) and CSX Transportation (CSXT).
In recent years, "town and gown" relations have soured as students and permanent residents looked at each other with increasing hostility. Town and gown are two distinct communities of a university town; "town" being the non-academic population and "gown" metonymically being the Riots related to sporting events erupted in 1997, 1998, 1999,and disturbances in 2003.  After two years without major incidents, another disturbance happened on April 2, 2005 after MSU's defeat by North Carolina in the 2005 men's basketball Final Four. Events 68 - Galba, Governor of Hispania, names himself legatus senatus populique Romani, breaking the line of Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ( UNC, North Carolina, or simply Carolina) is a public, Coeducational Research The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is a single elimination Tournament held each spring featuring 65 College basketball teams in the 
The Cedar Village area, which houses several large student housing complexes bordering campus, has been the site of several riots and disturbances. These disturbances are part of the reasoning behind the city's decision to declare Cedar Village "blighted". Urban decay is a process by which a City, or a part of a city falls into a state of disrepair The city has proposed to redevelop the 35 acre (140,000 m²) site as a complex of upscale condominiums and retail stores called East Village. Led by several fraternities in the affected area, students have mounted a campaign against the redevelopment plan. Fraternities and sororities (from the Latin words la frater and la soror, meaning "brother" and "sister" respectively are fraternal  As of 2006, the plan remains at a stalemate. 
From March 29 to April 2, 2006, East Lansing hosted the USA Hockey National Tournament. The age group that competed contained players from the U-14 Tier 2 division. States were represented with teams from Massachusetts, Michigan, Alaska, Nebraska, Florida, California, Connecticut, Indiana, New York,and Pennsylvania. In the end, The LA Hockey Club representing California won.
In 2007, the City of East Lansing celebrated its Centennial. The celebration began in January 2007 with a kick-off press conference at the Marriott Hotel in downtown East Lansing. Events through out the year included an old fashion concert, a birthday party, and a historic homes tour. A fireworks show took place in August, along with many more events throughout the year. With Michigan State University's Sesquicentennial ice cream flavor such a huge success, the City of East Lansing contracted Melting Moments ice cream shop to develop a Centennial ice cream flavor. All downtown businesses were encouraged to take part in Centennial festivities. The Peoples Church on West Grand River Avenue also celebrated its 100th birthday in 2007. The Peoples Church of East Lansing is an Interdenominational Protestant congregation located in the city of East Lansing Michigan.
Residents were also asked to submit their favorite stories, pictures and memories on the Centennial website, which includes photographs dating back to the early 1900s. The website lists all Centennial events and includes a complete history of the city. Fun East Lansing facts can also be found, along with a list of famous East Lansing residents. Michigan State University and the City of East Lansing partnered on many of the events.
The 2008 Future Problem Solvers International Confrence will be held in East Lansing