Leland is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 928 people and just one neighborhood, Leland is the 687th largest community in Illinois. Leland has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.
Leland real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Leland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Leland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Leland is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leland who work in sales jobs (12.33%), management occupations (7.53%), and business and financial occupations (7.31%).
Of important note, Leland is also a village of artists. Leland has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Leland’s character.
Also of interest is that Leland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Leland is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Leland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Leland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.95 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small village, Leland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Leland is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.64% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Leland in 2018 was $27,945, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,780 for a family of four. However, Leland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Leland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leland residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Leland include German, Irish, Norwegian, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Leland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 8.7% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 14.6% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.4% of all neighborhoods in America.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Belgian and Hungarian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Belgian ancestry and 1.9% have Hungarian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Leland are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 53.6% of the neighborhoods in America. With 20.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 68.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 31.0% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 26.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.8%), and 13.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.0% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Leland, IL, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (24.7%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.6%), and residents who report Italian roots (8.0%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.6%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (6.3%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (27.9% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (80.9%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (13.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.