City of Langford

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Community Statistics

The City of Langford is a bustling community nestled in the foothills of Mount Finlayson. We are the urban core of the West Shore, also known as the Western Communities. As a young, growing community of over 29,000 with ambition and a modern, West Coast style, we have many opportunities to offer new residents and businesses. There is no better place in which to live and invest than the City of Langford.

Langford projected an increase in its population by 123% over 25 years starting in 2001: a leap from 18,840 (2001) to an estimated 42,100 in 2026. As our real estate market booms and draws families of all ages to the city, our tax base increases and allows for Mayor and Council to continue investing in Langford's future growth and beautification.

Area/ Municipality 2001 Actual 2011 Actual 2026 Estimate % Change % of Total Growth
Core (Victoria, Saanich, Oak Bay, Esquimalt) 211,704 223,993 244,200 15% 36%
Peninsula (North Saanich, Central Saanich, Sidney) 39,085 38,203 46,300 18% 8%
West Shore (excluding Langford) 42,273 43,832 70,200 66% 31%
Langford 18,840 29,228 42,100 123% 26%

Businesses interested in starting in or moving to Langford can expect a healthy, growing consumer base that will seek local amenities over those of other south Island municipalities. Langford's demographics also encourage investment: young professionals and trades people and those with already-established careers move here to take advantage of affordable new homes and ever-expanding business opportunities. As of 2005, the median household income in Langford was $73,775 compared to the Capital Region's median of $70,153. With an influx of younger residents, Langford also boasts a much higher labour force participation rate of 74% than the rest of the Capital Regional District which sits at only 65%, according to the 2006 Canadian Census. The Langford community is built by these hard-working individuals.

Area Number of Private Households Under $20,000 $20,000 to $39,999 $40,000 to $59,999 $60,000 to $79,999 Over $80,000
Langford 6,545 4.2% 13.6% 18.1% 20.8% 43%
CRD 95,880 5.7% 15.5% 19.4% 18.3% 41.2%

The City of Langford has taken the unique approach of welcoming large retail and wholesale stores and light industrial enterprises. This in turn attracts satellite small businesses, from locally-owned boutiques to national franchises. This gives Langford a solid commercial tax base which the City uses to fuel its dynamic, innovative policies, such as a streamlined re-zoning process and an Official Community Plan that encourages live-work condominiums.

Bring your family and your business to Langford and carve a future for yourself in Vancouver Island's most energetic community.

To learn more about our community and the beautiful region of British Columbia in which it resides, read About Langford.

For a more in-depth analysis of the City of Langford's statistics, from population to amenities and construction value to housing stock, the 2010 City of Langford Community Profile can be obtained from the Planning Department at City Hall for a minimal charge.

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