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, Langley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Langley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. 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 (16.34%), sales jobs (11.83%), and office and administrative support (9.01%).

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: 19.03% 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.

One downside of living in Langley, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.46 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

The education level of Langley ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Langley, 45.31% 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 $33,440, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $133,760 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 English, Irish, Norwegian, and French .

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

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