Leland, North Carolina

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Leland is a town in Brunswick County, North Carolina, United States. The population was 1,938 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area. A number of movies, such as Domestic Disturbance, have been shot in or around Leland.

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Geography

Leland is located at 34°14′11″N 78°1′11″W / 34.23639°N 78.01972°W / 34.23639; -78.01972 (34.236375, -78.019664) [3] along the Brunswick River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.5 km²).4.0 square miles (10.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (1.23%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,938 people, 781 households, and 549 families residing in the town. The population density was 483.8 people per square mile (186.6/km²). There were 919 housing units at an average density of 229.4/sq mi (88.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 77.71% White, 16.20% African American, 1.24% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 2.53% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.44% of the population.

There were 781 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.6% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.7% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the town the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 103.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

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