Woodbury, NY
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Living in Woodbury


Woodbury is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,335 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Woodbury is the 196th largest community in New York.

Woodbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Woodbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Woodbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodbury is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodbury who work in management occupations (19.75%), sales jobs (14.50%), and healthcare (12.09%).

Also of interest is that Woodbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.03% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

In addition, Woodbury is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Woodbury is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Woodbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Woodbury perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Woodbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.02 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.

Despite being a small town, Woodbury has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Woodbury is a pretty powerful place. 64.06% of the adults in Woodbury have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Woodbury in 2018 was $89,229, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $356,916 for a family of four.

Woodbury is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Woodbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Woodbury include Italian, Russian, Polish, German, and Irish.

Woodbury also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.20%.

The most common language spoken in Woodbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Chinese.