Langley is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 1,140 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Langley is the 230th largest community in Washington.
Langley home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Langley real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Langley is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 93.27% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Langley is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Langley who work in food service (17.31%), management occupations (12.98%), and teaching (10.82%).
Of important note, Langley is also a city of artists. Langley has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Langley’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Langley telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.25% 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.
Langley is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Even though Langley is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Langley is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.67% of adults in Langley have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Langley in 2018 was $42,609, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $170,436 for a family of four. However, Langley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Langley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Langley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Langley include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Langley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.