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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,150
Male Share of the Population49.4%
Female Share of the Population50.6%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+1,501
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married35.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22%
Median Earnings25+$31,822
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,019
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,632

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,707
% Above Poverty Level71.7%
% Below Poverty Level28.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home0.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone34.2%
Median Gross Rent$648
Median House Value$71,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)64.7%
English4.9%
Irish3.8%
Italian3.1%
German3.1%
French Except Basque0.7%
African0.7%
Ugandan0.6%
Scottish0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Canadian0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Polish0.1%
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Leland Almanac

CategoryValue
County Washington County
Standard Zip Codes38756
Phone Area Codes662
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.4
Approximate Longitude-90.89

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arcola429$0
Greenville31,934$37,370
Hollandale2,502$35,278
Indianola9,805$30,000
Metcalfe1,000$27,500
Shaw1,818$24,167

Leland Public Schools

Leland Elementary School
404 E Third Street
ZIP: 38756
(662) 686-5013
Primary
Total Enrollment 392
Leland High School
402 E. Third Street
ZIP: 38756
(662) 686-5020
High
Total Enrollment 274
Leland School Park
200 Milam Street
ZIP: 38756
(662) 686-5017
Middle
Total Enrollment 258
Leland Voc Complex
South Deer Creek Drive
ZIP: 38756
(662) 686-5025
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