Leland, NC has a population of 17,023 and is the 2,518th largest city in the United States. The population density is 866 per sq mi which is 378% higher than the North Carolina average and 856% higher than the national average. The median age in Leland is 43 which is approximately 12% higher than the North Carolina average of 38. In Leland, 67% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 91% speak English and 3% speak Spanish. 41% of Leland residents were born in North Carolina, 50% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 8% were foreign born.