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 91.36% 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 (20.32%), business and financial occupations (12.59%), and sales jobs (10.86%).

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 13.12% 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 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.

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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Woodside, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Woodside is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 69.44% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Woodside in 2010 was $125,559, which is wealthy relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $502,236 for a family of four.

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, and Swedish.

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

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