|Table of contents|
3 Cities and towns
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,453 km² (561 mi²). 1,448 km² (559 mi²) of it is land and 5 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.31% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 279,320 people, 108,593 households, and 63,744 families residing in the county. The population density is 193/km² (500/mi²). There are 115,056 housing units at an average density of 79/km² (206/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 79.46% White, 10.86% Black or African American, 0.55% Native American, 3.68% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.42% from other races, and 2.99% from two or more races. 5.80% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 108,593 households out of which 29.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.00% are married couples living together, 12.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 41.30% are non-families. 30.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.42 and the average family size is 3.04.
In the county the population is spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 18.50% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 9.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $40,774, and the median income for a family is $53,063. Males have a median income of $40,335 versus $30,178 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,079. 14.60% of the population and 8.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 14.60% are under the age of 18 and 6.60% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns\n*Alaiedon Township\n*Aurelius Township\n*Bunker Hill Township\n*Dansville\n*Delhi Charter Township\n*Edgemont Park\n*Haslett\n*Holt\n*Ingham Township\n*Lansing Charter Township\n*Leroy Township\n*Leslie Township\n*Leslie\n*Locke Township\n*Mason\n*Meridian Charter Township\n*Okemos\n*Onondaga Township\n*Stockbridge Township\n*Stockbridge\n*Vevay Township\n*Webberville\n*Wheatfield Township\n*White Oak Township\n*Williamston\n*Williamstown Township