Leland, MS
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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 sales jobs (20.22%), office and administrative support (11.97%), and healthcare (9.60%).

Being a small city, Leland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The education level of Leland citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.16% of adults 25 and older in Leland have a college degree.

The per capita income in Leland in 2010 was $18,365, 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 $73,460 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 40.11% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Leland is a very 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 English, German, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

The most common language spoken in Leland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.

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