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Welcome to Leland ...

The town of Leland is located in Brunswick County<1>.

The location of Leland has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Leland has a population of 23,581 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Leland.

Leland is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Leland lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Leland is within the boundaries of the (910) area code.

Websites for Leland ...

Official Website: www.townofleland.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leland had an population of 23,581 people. This is an increase of 74.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1,116.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leland had a population of 13,527 people (or 12.59% of the total population of Brunswick County). This makes Leland the county's most populous community.

The population of Leland represents 0.14% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 65th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 13,527 people, the population of Leland increased 597.99% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,938 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Leland.

Communities Also Named Leland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 23 communities that are also named Leland - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas (3), Louisiana, Michigan (3), Mississippi, Nebraska, Ontario, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Leland.

Communities near Leland ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Leland.

  • Wilmington [New Hanover County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmington
    • Wilmington [New Hanover County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Leland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 124,794 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilmington<6>
  • Oak Island [Brunswick County]
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    • Oak Island [Brunswick County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Leland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,735 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Island
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Island<6>
  • Saint James [Brunswick County]
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    • Saint James [Brunswick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Leland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,607 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint James have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint James
  • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County]
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    • Boiling Spring Lakes [Brunswick County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Leland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Spring Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Spring Lakes
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carolina Beach [New Hanover County]
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      • Carolina Beach [New Hanover County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Leland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolina Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolina Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carolina Beach<6>
    • Southport [Brunswick County]
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      • Southport [Brunswick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Leland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,088 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Southport<6>
    • Navassa [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Navassa
      • Navassa [Brunswick County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Leland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Navassa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Navassa
    • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightsville Beach
      • Wrightsville Beach [New Hanover County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the east of Leland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,516 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wrightsville Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrightsville Beach<6>
    • Kure Beach [New Hanover County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kure Beach
      • Kure Beach [New Hanover County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Leland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kure Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kure Beach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kure Beach<6>
    • Northwest [Brunswick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northwest
      • Northwest [Brunswick County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Leland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 806 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northwest

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Leland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Leland.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Leland. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Leland.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leland. See our Newspapers Page for Leland.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leland ...

Looking for more information about Leland? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Leland, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Leland.

Adding Leland to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Leland in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Leland was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Leland on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Brunswick County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Leland: www.townofleland.com/

The official website for Brunswick County: www.brunsco.net/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Brunswick, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Leland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Leland) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LelandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1849, Longitude: -78.0127       In this case, the coordinates for Leland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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