Introduction to Leland, Mississippi

Leland, Mississippi, in Washington county, is 85 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and 130 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee. There are 5,502 residents in the city.

Leland History

Captain James Alexander Feltus purchased a plantation in the present day city of Leland in January of 1876. The Memphis and Vicksburg Railroad first entered the area in October of 1882. The city adopted its current name on February 16, 1885. Leland was incorporated as a town on February 20, 1886. It became the City of Leland in March 1929. It is also the hometown of Jim Henson, a renowned puppeteer in the history of American television.

Leland and nearby Attractions

  • Old Number 1 Firehouse Museum
  • Greenville Public Golf Course
  • Winterville Indian Mounds State Park
  • Lake Chicot State Park
  • Florewood River Plantation

Things To Do In Leland

Golfers can spend their free hours at the Greenville Public Golf Course or the Greenwood Country Club. The Highway 61 Blues Museum and the Old Number 1 Firehouse Museum are also popular local spots. One can also plan a trip to the Winterville Indian Mounds State Park.

Leland Transportation

Mid Delta Regional Airport is nearby.

Leland Higher Education

Delta State University, Mississippi Valley State University, Holmes Community College, Mississippi Delta Community College and many other colleges and universities offer higher educational facilities.


Total Population 4,373
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 1,479
Age of the Population 39


% of people married 29.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.2%
Median Earnings25+ $28,464
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $20,609


Median Family Income $31,086
% Above Poverty Level 59.9%
% Below Poverty Level 40.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.6%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 33.7%
Median Gross Rent $541
Median House Value $74,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 72.9%
US/American 0%
English 3.6%
Irish 5.5%

Leland Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 85 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 130 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
County Washington
Standard Zip Codes 38756
Phone Area Codes 662
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.405
Longitude -90.897

Leland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 50 F
Apr Temp 53 to 75 F
Jul Temp 72 to 93 F
Oct Temp 52 to 77 F
Annual Precip 53.2 inches
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 35 to 52 F
Apr Temp 54 to 74 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 51 F
Apr Temp 53 to 74 F
Jul Temp 74 to 93 F
Oct Temp 54 to 77 F
Annual Precip 55.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dunleith (38756)

Elizabeth (38756)

Heads (38756)

Helm (38756)

Long (38756)

Magenta (38756)

Rexburg (38756)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arcola 337 $18,750
Greenville 33,518 $34,621
Hollandale 2,647 $23,043
Indianola 10,426 $32,431
Metcalfe 1,183 $29,118
Shaw 1,801 $21,384
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Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

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