Lansingburgh was a village in the north end of Troy. It was first laid out in lots and incorporated in 1771 by Abraham Jacob Lansing, who had purchased the land in 1763. In 1900, Lansingburgh became part of the City of Troy.
As of 2015, the Lansingburgh Central School District has a 87% graduation rate for the Senior High School. This is higher than most other local urban school districts. 65% of students in the district are economically disadvantaged. The district is 67% Non-Hispanic White, 17% Black, 10% Hispanic, 5% Multi-Racial and 1% Asian.
Lansingburgh has its own school district as well as post office, but police, fire, and public works are part of the City of Troy.
Moby-Dick author Herman Melville wrote his first two novels in Lansingburgh. He resided at what is now known as the Herman Melville House from 1838 to 1847, which currently serves as headquarters of the Lansingburgh Historical Society.