Leland is a tiny village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 951 people and just one neighborhood, Leland is the 642nd largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Leland was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Leland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Leland is a village of sales and office workers, service providers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Leland who work in sales jobs (13.44%), office and administrative support (13.21%) and maintenance occupations (7.74%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.67% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Leland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Leland a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Leland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Leland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Leland, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.68 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.