Leland is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 22,908 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Leland is the 44th largest community in North Carolina. Leland has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Leland, where the median household income is $73,125.00.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leland who work in office and administrative support (12.55%), sales jobs (10.80%), and teaching (8.03%).
A relatively large number of people in Leland telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.49% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
One of the nice things about Leland is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
The population of Leland is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.40% of adults in Leland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Leland in 2018 was $36,348, 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 $145,392 for a family of four.
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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Leland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.