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Leland, MI

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Overview


Leland is a tiny town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 410 people and just one neighborhood, Leland is the 587th largest community in Michigan.

Leland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Michigan, but Leland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Leland is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 36.84% of the Leland workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Leland is a town of professionals, farmers, fishers, or foresters, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leland who work in teaching (23.16%), farm management occupations (21.05%), and sales jobs (12.63%).

Another important characteristic of Leland is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.

A relatively large number of people in Leland telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.79% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Another notable thing is that Leland is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.

Overall, Leland’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Leland is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The citizens of Leland are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.09% of adults in Leland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Leland in 2018 was $37,360, which is wealthy relative to Michigan, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,440 for a family of four.

Leland is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Leland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leland residents report their race to be White. Leland also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.83% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Leland include English, Irish, Scandinavian, Scots-Irish, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Leland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and German/Yiddish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

People

If you are planning to retire in Michigan, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Michigan, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.7% of neighborhoods in MI. If a Michigan retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.

Real Estate

Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 52.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.

In addition, one of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.

Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 4.9% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 96.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Scottish and Polish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 9.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Scottish ancestry and 14.4% have Polish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 16.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Polish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Leland are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 62.3% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 9.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 52.7% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 36.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.3%), and 15.8% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.9% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Leland, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (30.4%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (14.4%), and residents who report English roots (13.7%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (9.1%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (8.9%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (77.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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