Lansing is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. Lansing is a southern suburb of Chicago. The population was 28,331 at the 2010 census.
The first family to settle in Lansing was that of August Hildebrandt in 1843. Henry, George, and John Lansing settled the area in 1846, which was incorporated in 1893. Early settlement in the village was primarily by Dutchand German immigrants. Industrial development of the surrounding Calumet region attracted immigrants fromIreland and Eastern Europe to the village in the 20th century. These settlement patterns are reflected in Lansing's current demographics; according to the census of 2000, the top five non African-American ancestries in Lansing were German (17%), Polish (13%), Irish (13%), Dutch (11%), and Italian (7%).