Laingsburg, Michigan

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Laingsburg is a city in Shiawassee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,223 at the 2000 census. Laingsburg is a former agricultural community that transitioned over the 1990s into a bedroom community for Lansing, the state capital. The town itself is small, but the community includes a geographically large area including three man-made lakes (Victoria and Scenic Lakes and Lake Ovid), one natural lake (Round Lake), and a large rural track. Lake Ovid is part of a 2000+ acre Sleepy Hollow State Park. The community is unified by common postal service (zip code 48848) and school service.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²), of which, 1.7 square miles (4.3 km²) of it is land and 0.60% is water.

Laingsburg is located in proximity to the Michigan DNR’s Rose Lake research facility, and Sleepy Hollow State Park. Laingsburg has posted exits on US 127 and I-69.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,223 people, 441 households, and 324 families residing in the city. The population density was 733.6 per square mile (282.8/km²). There were 468 housing units at an average density of 280.7/sq mi (108.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.04% White, 0.16% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.41% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.74% of the population.

There were 441 households out of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 22.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.25.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 31.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 11.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,063, and the median income for a family was $47,656. Males had a median income of $33,889 versus $24,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,083. About 5.3% of families and 6.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.5% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

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