Langston is a very small town located in the state of Oklahoma. With a population of 1,811 people and just one neighborhood, Langston is the 158th largest community in Oklahoma.
Occupations and Workforce
Langston is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.89% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Langston is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Langston who work in office and administrative support (17.35%), food service (12.82%) and maintenance occupations (11.46%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 16.29% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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
Langston is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Langston to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.