Leland, North Carolina Population 2024

33,735

Leland is a city located in Brunswick County North Carolina. Leland has a 2024 population of 33,735. Leland is currently growing at a rate of 8.25% annually and its population has increased by 41.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,861 in 2020.

The average household income in Leland is $101,278 with a poverty rate of 4.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Leland is 47.1 years, 45.6 years for males, and 48.6 years for females.

Leland Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Leland was:

  • White: 84.12%
  • Black or African American: 8.74%
  • Two or more races: 4.79%
  • Other race: 1.37%
  • Asian: 0.65%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
Land Area (mi²)
19.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,704.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
41.38% (9,874)
The current population of Leland, North Carolina is 33,735 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,861.

Leland, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White20,58784.12%
Black or African American2,1408.74%
Two or more races1,1724.79%
Other race3351.37%
Asian1580.65%
Native American420.17%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander390.16%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Leland Population by Race

Leland Population Pyramid 2024

Leland Median Age

47.1

Total

45.6

Male

48.6

Female

Leland Adults

There are 20,313 adults, (6,889 of whom are seniors) in Leland.

Leland Age Dependency

82.3

Age Dependency Ratio

51.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31

Child Dependency Ratio

Leland Sex Ratio

Female12,38350.6%
Male12,09049.4%

Leland Population by Age

Leland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,4232.3583.916.1
Married5,9742.7989.810.2
Non Family3,2791.238020
Female6823.185149
Male4883.3683.616.4
showing: 5 rows

2.79

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

83.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Leland Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Leland Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Leland Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 91.43%.

Leland Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$46,365

Average Earnings

$50,237

Average Male

$43,249

Average Female

Leland Earnings by Educational Attainment

Leland Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Leland Language

94.22% of Leland residents speak only English, while 5.78% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.41% of the population.

Leland Language

Leland Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White20,0847823.89%
Multiple1,17216013.65%
Hispanic1,07313612.67%
Black2,1401296.03%
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4.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.62%

Male Poverty Rate

4.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leland is Multiple, with 13.65% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leland is White, with 3.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.89%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.94%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.36%.

Leland Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.49%
High School5.4%
Some College3.53%
Bachelors or Greater1.99%
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Leland Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.08%
Male Employed1.46%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Leland Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Leland Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Leland Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

58.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.9%

Male Marriage Rate

56.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Leland Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Leland Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Leland Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Leland Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,638

Number of Veterans

2,469

Male Veterans

169

Female Veterans

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Leland Veterans by War

count

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Leland Veterans by Age

count

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Leland Veterans by Race

Leland Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

1.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.56%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leland Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Leland Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Leland Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Leland Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

35.88%

Born in Leland

95.84%

Native Born

4.16%

Foreign Born

1.62%

Non Citizen

2.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.84% of Leland residents were born in the United States, with 35.88% having been born in North Carolina. 1.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Leland Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202946,5952,5725.84%
202844,0232,5726.2%
202741,4512,5726.62%
202638,8792,5727.08%
202536,3072,5727.62%
202433,7352,5728.25%
202331,1632,5729%
202228,5912,5729.89%
202126,0192,1589.04%
202023,8612801.19%
201923,5811,7267.9%
201821,8552,12010.74%
201719,7351,0465.6%
201618,6899335.25%
201517,7569155.43%
201416,8418805.51%
201315,9619005.98%
201215,0615753.97%
201114,4865814.18%
201013,905
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Leland Population by Year