Profile & Statistics


Demographics, Income and Households

Centrally located in a regional population of about 3 million people, the Township of Langley is home to more than 126,000 residents. With a growth rate of 12.6% over the last census period (2011-2016), the population is expected to double by 2040.

We are the 6th largest municipality in Metro Vancouver, and among the top 50 largest communities in Canada. In the past 50 years, household growth in the Township has far outpaced the growth achieved in Metro Vancouver, and the province of British Columbia.

Visit the Township's profile at Trade and Invest BC  for more demographics information. 

Education and labour

Since 1971, the Township of Langley has enjoyed the second largest employment growth of all Metro Vancouver communities. Today, there are over 63,000 people in the Township’s labour force, representing nearly a 67% participation rate. With 62% aged 55 or younger, and a nominal regional unemployment rate, employment remains strong. Educational attainment is also strong, with 51% of the population having some form of higher education. 


The Township of Langley has a diverse accumulation of industries, comparable to the BC average. Of note, the Township has significantly more construction, manufacturing, retail, and wholesale as compared to Vancouver. Agriculture remains an integral part of the economy, although it only comprises 3.3% of the workforce. Big business is a growing sector, with more and more international companies choosing the Township for its central location, competitive land prices, and a better quality of life. 

growth and development

The Township of Langley has grown steadily year after year, reaching $3.7 billion of new building permits over the last decade. In 2017 alone, the Township recorded the construction value of building permits being $511 million.

Transportation Infrastructure

The Township comprises 316 square kilometres (122 square miles) of land. It borders on the City of Surrey to the west, the Fraser River to the north, the City of Abbotsford to the east, and the United States of America to the south. We have an excellent public transportation system. With easy access to highways, rail, river, and air transport, we are ideally situated for the logistics of both incoming supplies and outgoing products.


Serviced by four major highways, the businesses in the Township of Langley have easy access to major centres in Greater Vancouver through our highly developed road network.

  • Road/Highway Connections: Two and four-lane highway (Fraser Highway) runs southeast from Surrey through Langley terminating in Abbotsford at Highway 1
  • Highway 10 (and Langley Bypass): Runs east-west connecting the three communities of Langley, Surrey, and Delta
  • Trans-Canada Mainland (Highway 1): Runs east-west crossing through the Township of Langley joining the BC interior to the City of Vancouver and ultimately to Vancouver Island (via Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal)
  • South Fraser Perimeter Road (Highway 17): Connects from Highway 99 to Highway 1 at the Surrey/Langley border, providing expressway capacity from Vancouver International Airport and the Tsawwassen Ferry
  • Highway 13: Two-lane route runs north-south through Aldergrove joining Highway 1 with the Canada-US border. Often known as 264 Street and Aldergrove Bellingham Road


There is easy access to cargo rail service in the Township of Langley via CN Rail and Southern Railway of British Columbia. Both with direct spur service and routings to and from port facilities managed by Port Metro Vancouver.

  • Canadian National Rail: Operates lines through New Westminster, Surrey, and Langley to Chilliwack. Services Gloucester Industrial Estates
  • Southern Railway of British Columbia: Main line services Northwest Langley Industrial area
  • Sea Shipping: Port Metro Vancouver offers multiple shipping ports, including deep sea shipping terminals and river transport at Deltaport and Fraser Surrey Docks
  • Ferry Transport: BC Ferries provides transportation to Vancouver Island and the surrounding Gulf Islands via Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay ferry terminals
  • River Transport: The Northwest Langley Industrial Area includes water frontage with barge transport from private loading docks on the Fraser River



Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

  • International and domestic air services for passenger and cargo
  • Scheduled and charter services by major international and domestic airlines
  • 40 kilometres from Langley 


Abbotsford International Airport (YXX)

  • Cargo services 
  • Scheduled and charter passenger services
  • 20 minutes from most Langley locations


Langley Regional Airport (CYNJ)

  • General aviation, visual flight rules, day-only operation airport
  • Owned and operated by the Township of Langley since 1967 under agreement with Transport Canada
  • Only 7 kilometres from the Trans-Canada Highway
  • 17 kilometres from the Canada-US Border Crossing in Aldergrove


Four US border crossings (including one in the Township of Langley) are within about 20 minutes driving time.

  • Peace Arch to Blaine (Highway 99)
  • Pacific Highway to Blaine (Highway 15)
  • Aldergrove to Lynden (264 Street)
  • Abbotsford to Sumas (Sumas Road)

For more information on customs and immigration services for traffic entering Canada, contact the Canada Border Services Agency located at the 264 Street border crossing in Aldergrove. Or contact the 24-hour Border Information Service number: 1.800.461.9999.


  • Translink: provides regular hourly bus service and shuttle bus service, including lift-equipped buses, throughout Langley, connecting with other communities within Metro Vancouver, seven days a week. There is also a commuter Park & Ride facility located at 86 Avenue and 202 Street.

  • Greyhound Bus Lines: provides long distance bus service from Langley to all major destinations in Canada and the United States Greyhound. The bus depot is located at 20471 Logan Avenue, Langley.

Water & sewer services

The Township’s water is a combination of municipal wells, private wells, and the Greater Vancouver Water District. The Township’s sewer system is a combination of a municipal collection system and private septic systems. Treatment of sewage from the municipal collection system is provided by the Greater Vancouver Sewerage and Drainage District Facilities. 

Low Costs

Costs of living and doing business in the Township of Langley are significantly lower than western areas. In fact, housing in the Township of Langley is significantly less than Vancouver. Property taxes are also reasonable, with the Township being rated in the top 10 lowest commercial to residential tax ratios in the region.  

AVERAGE HOUSING COSTS: According to the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board, as of January 2019, the average price of a detached home in Langley is $1,021,932, which is significantly less than Vancouver.

PROPERTY TAXES: The Township is rated in the top 10 of the region’s lowest commercial to residential tax ratios, according to the 2018 Regional Office Cost of Business Survey (PDF). 

DEVELOPMENT COST CHARGES: Development costs are lower than Vancouver, according to the 2018 Regional Office Cost of Business Survey (PDF). 

BUSINESS LICENCES & PERMITS: According to the 2018 Regional Office Cost of Business Survey (PDF), the Township continues to rank in the top four municipalities across the Lower Mainland when it comes to development approval times.

REBATES & TAX INCENTIVES: Local, provincial and federal governments continue to work to make doing business here affordable and attractive. 


quality of life

As part of Metro Vancouver, this area is consistently rated tops in the world for quality of life. With a mild climate, residents enjoy outdoor activities year-round. Other factors that consistently rank the area tops in the world include a beautiful and clean environment, stable and secure governing system, world-class infrastructure, education, healthcare and availability of consumer goods. 

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