Leland is a somewhat small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 17,924 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Leland is the 66th largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Leland was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Leland economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Leland, where the median household income is $61,374.00.
Leland real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Leland house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some towns 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 town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leland who work in sales jobs (13.25%), office and administrative support (12.33%), and management occupations (8.59%).
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.
As is often the case in a small town, Leland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
Leland is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.37% of adults in Leland have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Leland in 2010 was $31,317, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $125,268 for a family of four. However, Leland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Leland is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Leland include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Leland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.