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 1,124 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 86.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Langley is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Langley who work in management occupations (15.76%), teaching (11.89%), and sales jobs (10.59%).
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: 19.58% 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
In Langley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Langley is a smaller city, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly a ferryboat for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Langley ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Langley, 47.30% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Langley in 2010 was $38,244, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $152,976 for a family of four. However, Langley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Langley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, English, Irish, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Langley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.