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Leland, Mississippi - Basic Facts

Leland is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Leland.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Washington County at latitude 33.4054 and longitude -90.8976. Washington County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 128 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Leland (see map) encompass a land area of 3.59 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Leland: Snowden.

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


Total Population 4,494
Population in Households 4,494
Population in Familes 3,761
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,251
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 1,701
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 1,175
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,952 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,027 (52.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 675 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 251 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $77,923
Average Home Value $97,663


Median Household Income $20,601
Average Household Income $37,167
Per Capita Income $13,995
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.07% -0.26%
Households 0.43% -0.08%
Families 0.24% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.87%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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, 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 # 75 80th
Population Density1 # 45 88th
Diversity Index2 # 196 46th
Median Household Income # 331 9th
Per Capita Income # 291 20th

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