Leland, North Carolina Population 2020

24,170

Leland is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 24,170, it is the 43rd largest city in North Carolina and the 1593rd largest city in the United States. Leland is currently growing at a rate of 4.54% annually and its population has increased by 78.68% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,527 in 2010. Spanning over 20 miles, Leland has a population density of 1,221 people per square mile.

The average household income in Leland is $77,784 with a poverty rate of 11.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,124 per month, and the median house value is $222,600. The median age in Leland is 44.6 years, 43.5 years for males, and 45.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 93.6 males.

Leland Demographics

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

  • White: 85.46%
  • Black or African American: 6.69%
  • Two or more races: 3.16%
  • Asian: 2.13%
  • Other race: 1.84%
  • Native American: 0.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Leland, North Carolina is 24,170, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 22,070.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,527.

Leland, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,37185.46%
Black or African American1,2816.69%
Two or More Races6063.16%
Asian4092.13%
Some Other Race3521.84%
American Indian and Alaska Native1380.72%

Leland Population Pyramid 2020

Leland Median Age

44.6


Total

43.5


Male

45.7


Female

Leland Adults

There are 15,187 adults, (4,543 of whom are seniors) in Leland.

Leland Age Dependency

80

Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Leland Sex Ratio

Female

9,897

51.66%

Male

9,260

48.34%

Leland Households and Families

Leland Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Leland Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85.4%14.6%
Male84.1%15.9%
All77.2%22.8%
Non Family70.1%29.9%
Female29.4%70.6%

77.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All8,0752.3777.2
Married4,9272.7685.4
Non Family2,4661.1870.1
Female5063.9629.4
Male1763.6784.1

2.82

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Leland Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2251.58%
9th to 12th Grade5213.66%
High School Graduate3,08021.66%
Some College3,22222.66%
Associates Degree1,63511.50%
Bachelors Degree3,65225.68%
Graduate Degree1,88713.27%

Leland Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White12,17511,7184,798
Black1,042936385
Hispanic50034791
Asian280272165
Other Race215936
Native American12012064
Multiple Races1058336

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 58.93%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,279$49,654$30,731
Less Than High School$25,385$26,154$
High School Grad$30,912$38,692$16,725
Some College$33,482$44,595$29,125
Bachelors Degree$48,393$56,163$35,800
Graduate Degree$63,673$74,018$46,708

$39,279

Average Earnings

$49,654

Average Male

$30,731

Average Female

Leland Language

Leland Language by Age

Leland Language

93.55% of Leland residents speak only English, while 6.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.46% of the population.

Leland Poverty

Leland Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White15,8291,4959.44%
Black1,24934627.70%
Hispanic87025629.43%
Other3528323.58%
Multiple6066210.23%
Asian409338.07%

11.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.57%

Male Poverty Rate

15.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Leland

The race most likely to be in poverty in Leland is Hispanic, with 29.43% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Leland is Asian, with 8.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.64%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.81%.

Name Poverty
Some College17.05%
Less Than High School13.14%
High School5.55%
Bachelors or Greater4.80%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed26.62%
Male Unemployed23.64%
Female Employed13.42%
Male Employed3.17%

Leland Income

Leland Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$66,996$77,784
Families$78,543$90,118
Married Families$83,978-
Non Families$37,344$48,009

Leland Marital Status

Leland Marital Status

Marriage Rates

65.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.4%

Male Marriage Rate

62.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Leland Married by Age and Sex

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

Leland Veterans

1,778

Number of Veterans

1,695

Male Veterans

83

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam780
Second Gulf War433
First Gulf War415
Korea26
World War II11
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74630
35 to 54467
55 to 64267
18 to 34223
75+191
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,59512.07%
Black10910.07%
Indian5041.67%
Hispanic335.76%
Other2410.34%

$Leland Veterans by Education

7.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Leland Employment Status

59.4%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

Leland Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

38.17%

Born in North Carolina

94.19%

Native Born

5.81%

Foreign Born

3.27%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

94.19% of Leland residents were born in the United States, with 38.17% having been born in North Carolina. 3.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202024,1701,0504.54%
201923,1201,0504.76%
201822,0702,13810.73%
201719,9321,0505.56%
201618,8829375.22%
201517,9459295.46%
201417,0168935.54%
201316,1239136.00%
201215,2105894.03%
201114,6215914.21%
201014,0300.00%