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The City of Leland had a population of 4,325 as of July 1, 2021. 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 33.4054 and longitude -90.8976 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the City of Leland 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Leland: Snowden.

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Leland, MS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 4,325 (100%)
Population in Households 4,325 (100.0%)
Population in Families 3,585 (82.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,207
Diversity Index2 45


Median Household Income $33,537
Average Household Income $58,234
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $22,024
Wealth Index5 58


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,972 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,005 (51.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 641 (32.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 326 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $85,582
Average Home Value $128,930
Housing Affordability Index3 228


Total Households 1,646
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 1,118
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.31% -0.48%
Households -0.13% -0.39%
Families -0.35% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
Owner Occupied HU   0.0%

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, 2021 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 # 77 79th
Population Density # 46 88th
Median Household Income # 232 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 210 58th
Per Capita Income # 135 63rd
Diversity Index # 203 45th

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