Leland is a very small city located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 4,188 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Leland is the 74th largest community in Mississippi.
Unlike some cities 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 city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leland who work in office and administrative support (14.41%), sales jobs (11.81%), and management occupations (8.11%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Leland has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Being a small city, Leland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Leland are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.47% of adults in Leland having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Leland in 2010 was $19,464, which is upper middle income relative to Mississippi, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,856 for a family of four. However, Leland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Leland also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.84% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Leland is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Leland include Irish, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Leland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.