Leland, NC

Leland profile

Living in Leland

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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Leland, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Leland, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Leland’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Leland does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because 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%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.49% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Leland is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

The education level of Leland citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.