Langley, WA
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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 1,077 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Langley is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Langley is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Langley who work in management occupations (15.07%), sales jobs (13.70%), and office and administrative support (11.23%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.44% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

In Langley, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Langley is a relatively small city. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Langley is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 41.24% 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 2010 was $30,872, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $123,488 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Langley include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Langley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.

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