The state capital of Michigan and its 6th largest city, with about 100,000 residents and declining. It is a typical Rust Belt Community. It was the home to Ransolm Olds (Oldsmobile) but the plants have skipped town or closed all together. Lansing is next door to Michigan State University in East Lansing. Due to the presence of the University and the state government, the Lansing area has a more diverse population and economy than the rest of Michigan.
Lansing is a good area to live as far as the rest of Michigan is concerned.