Woodside is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 5,564 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 92.62% 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 (12.27%), and sales jobs (10.51%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Woodside telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.20% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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.
Even though Woodside is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Woodside. 75.60% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Woodside in 2010 was $143,092, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $572,368 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Woodside is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.