Every few years, the City of Langley releases statistical profiles for the various neighbourhoods in the community. These neighbourhood profile areas are based on the location of elementary schools in the City.
|Land-use map from City of Langley Official Community Plan. Select image to enlarge.|
The City of Langley has defined six neighbourhoods in total. The Nicomekl River and floodplain runs through the middle of the City. Neighbourhoods north of the Nicomekl River include Nicomekl and Douglas; neighbourhoods south of the Nicomekl River include Simonds, Blacklock, Alice Brown, and Upland. Besides being a physical separator, the Nicomekl River is also a social-economic and land-use divider.
|City of Langley Neighbourhoods. Select image to enlarge.|
Neighbourhoods south of the Nicomekl River have single-use, residential zoning with the vast majority of housing being single-family. Almost all housing was building between 1960 and 1990, and there has been very little change in the last quarter century.
Neighbourhoods north of the Nicomekl River are more diverse. They contain a variety of housing options: single-family, row houses, and apartments. The neighbourhoods north of the river are also home to retail, offices, service, and industrial businesses. They are also home to the mixed-use, downtown core.
Almost all development activity in the City has occurred north of the Nicomekl River, and has not been single-family housing. In fact, the amount of single-family housing in the City of Langley has remained contain. Both the Nicomekl and Douglas neighbourhoods contain the newest housing stock. Over 90% of population growth has occurred in neighbourhoods north of the Nicomekl, with the Nicomekl neighbourhood absorbing the majority of the growth.
The average household income in neighbourhoods north of the Nicomekl range between $43,016 and $53,760, while the average household income in neighbourhoods south of the Nicomekl range between $89,636 and $94,916.
The overall population of the City of Langley continues to age with the Douglas neighbourhood having the older population in the City.
For more information about neighbourhoods in the City of Langley, you can download the full neighbourhood profiles.