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Overview

Introduction to Leland, Mississippi

Leland, Mississippi, in Washington county, is 85 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas and 130 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee.

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.

People

Total Population4,318
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens12.6%
Employed Population 16+1,516
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married33.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,690
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,542
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,341

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,750
% Above Poverty Level67.2%
% Below Poverty Level32.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$604
Median House Value$73,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.5%
US/American0%
English4.5%
Irish4.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Leland Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 85 miles SE of Pine Bluff, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City130 miles S of Memphis, Tennessee
CountyWashington
Standard Zip Codes38756
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneCentral (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude33.405
Longitude-90.897

Leland Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationSTONEVILLE EXP STN
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp33 to 50 F
Apr Temp53 to 75 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp52 to 77 F
Annual Precip53.2 inches
StationMOORHEAD
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp35 to 52 F
Apr Temp54 to 74 F
Jul Temp73 to 92 F
Oct Temp54 to 77 F
Annual Precip56.3 inches
StationCLEVELAND
Distance24.6 miles
Jan Temp34 to 51 F
Apr Temp53 to 74 F
Jul Temp74 to 93 F
Oct Temp54 to 77 F
Annual Precip55.1 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arcola274$17,500
Greenville33,119$35,798
Hollandale2,621$25,321
Indianola10,281$28,036
Metcalfe1,120$24,706
Shaw1,672$21,875

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Leland High Schools

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LELAND HIGH SCHOOL
402 E. THIRD STREET
662-686-5020
Serves 282 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.9

LELAND VOC COMPLEX
SOUTH DEER CREEK DRIVE
662-686-5025
A Vocational School

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