Woodside, CA
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Living in Woodside


Woodside is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 5,458 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 95.08% 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 (26.07%), sales jobs (12.20%), and business and financial occupations (11.87%).

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Woodside has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.86% 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, Woodside is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Woodside is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Woodside a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Woodside has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Woodside’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Woodside is a pretty powerful place. 78.68% 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 2018 was $144,341, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $577,364 for a family of four.

Woodside is a very 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Woodside's cultural character, accounting for 17.29% of the town’s population.

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


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