Leland, Illinois

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Leland, Illinois

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High Points

Leland strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

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Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 19% Leland Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Leland, Illinois

Comparing Leland to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 9 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 5
Age of the Population 3 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 2 3
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 9 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 6
People Above Poverty 8 6
People in Middle Class or Better 8 5
College Educated Adults 7 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Working at Home 1 1
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
People Living Alone 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Housing Recently Built 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 3

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Leland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 28 miles W of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 61 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County La Salle
Standard Zip Codes 60531
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.612
Longitude -88.799

Leland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station PAW PAW 2 NW
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 61 F
Annual Precip 36.7 inches
Station DE KALB
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 27 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 27 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Leland Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 970 100%
Male 485 50%
Female 485 50%
Under 18 291 30%
18+ 679 70%
65+ 101 10.4%
Median Age 34.4
Average Family Size 3.27
White 945 97.4%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.2%
Other 8 0.8%
Mixed Race 15 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 37 3.8%

Estimated Leland Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 942
Growth -28
Growth % -2.9%

Leland Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.2%
Norwegian 15.1%
Irish 9.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
US/American 6.9%
English 6.3%
Italian 5.1%
Polish 4.3%
French (except Basque) 4%
Swedish 2.6%
Scottish 2.3%
Greek 2%
Czech 1.1%
Albanian 0.9%
Croatian 0.5%
Dutch 0.4%
British 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Leland, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Baker (60531)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Leland 970 $50,417
Earlville 1,778 $47,535
Paw Paw 852 $47,500
Sandwich 6,509 $55,599
Sheridan 2,411 $49,615
Somonauk 1,295 $51,591
Waterman 1,224 $52,778
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Leland High Schools (2004)

370 N MAIN
Serves 105 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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