Woodside, CA
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Woodside is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 5,561 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Woodside is the 501st largest community in California.

Woodside home prices are not only among the most expensive in California, but Woodside real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Woodside is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.32% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodside is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodside who work in management occupations (25.57%), business and financial occupations (14.01%), and sales jobs (11.60%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.75% 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.

In addition, Woodside 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, Woodside 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, Woodside really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Woodside 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 Woodside, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Woodside is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Woodside is a pretty powerful place. 74.56% of the adults in Woodside 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 Woodside in 2010 was $142,333, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $569,332 for a family of four.

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

Woodside also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.43%.

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

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