Leland, NC
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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 $61,823.00.

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 town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leland who work in sales jobs (14.56%), office and administrative support (10.85%), and management occupations (10.36%).

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.

The education level of Leland ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Leland, 40.93% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Leland in 2010 was $32,132, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $128,528 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.