Leland, MS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Leland, Mississippi - Basic Facts

The City of Leland had a population of 4,497 as of July 1, 2016. Leland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Mississippi. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Leland is located at latitude 33.4048 and longitude -90.8909 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leland (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 128 feet.

The City of Leland (GNIS ID: 2404910) 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 City of Leland is located within Supervisor District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Leland: Snowden.

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


Total Population 4,497
Population in Households 4,497
Population in Familes 3,750
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,252
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 1,695
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 1,164
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 997 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 698 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 255 (13.1%)
Median Home Value $73,694
Average Home Value $91,073


Median Household Income $24,502
Average Household Income $42,027
Per Capita Income $15,743
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.26%
Households 0.24% -0.14%
Families 0.01% -0.29%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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, MS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Leland to the other 362 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Mississippi 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 # 76 79th
Population Density1 # 47 87th
Diversity Index2 # 197 46th
Median Household Income # 311 14th
Per Capita Income # 270 26th

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