Leland, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Leland, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Leland had a population of 17,411 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Leland is located at latitude 34.1908 and longitude -78.0038 in Brunswick County. 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. Brunswick County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Town of Leland (GNIS ID: 2406002) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Leland is located within Township of Town Creek, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brunswick County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Leland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Leland, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,411
Population in Households 17,263
Population in Familes 14,107
Population in Group Qrtrs 148
Population Density1 881
Diversity Index2 46


Total Households 7,402
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 5,184
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,434 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,968 (23.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,056 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $231,188
Average Home Value $265,081


Median Household Income $56,952
Average Household Income $74,104
Per Capita Income $30,689
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.07% 3.22%
Households 3.85% 3.13%
Families 3.89% 3.05%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
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, 2016 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 # 53 93rd
Population Density1 # 273 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 385 48th
Median Household Income # 94 87th
Per Capita Income # 104 86th

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