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Leland, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Leland is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Brunswick County at latitude 34.1908 and longitude -78.0038. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Leland, but most people and references simply refer to it as Leland, North Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Leland indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Leland (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles.

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Leland, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 15,546
Population in Households 15,395
Population in Familes 12,579
Population in Group Qrtrs 151
Population Density1 786
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 6,788
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 4,757
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,017 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,771 (23.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 895 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $191,430
Average Home Value $214,927


Median Household Income $53,469
Average Household Income $65,372
Per Capita Income $27,619
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 3.33% 2.84%
Households 3.63% 3.02%
Families 3.71% 2.93%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Leland, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leland to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 92nd
Population Density1 # 315 58th
Diversity Index2 # 402 46th
Median Household Income # 118 84th
Per Capita Income # 133 82nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.