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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 Population 4,318
Male Share of the Population 48.8%
Female Share of the Population 51.2%
Senior Citizens 12.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,516
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 33.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.5%
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 Level 67.2%
% Below Poverty Level 32.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33%
Median Gross Rent $604
Median House Value $73,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.5%
Irish 4.4%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station STONEVILLE EXP STN
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
Station MOORHEAD
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
Station CLEVELAND
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 274 $17,500
Greenville 33,119 $35,798
Hollandale 2,621 $25,321
Indianola 10,281 $28,036
Metcalfe 1,120 $24,706
Shaw 1,672 $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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