Woodbury, CT
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Woodbury is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,636 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Woodbury is the 98th largest community in Connecticut.

Housing costs in Woodbury are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Connecticut.

Woodbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.43% 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 (17.39%), teaching (11.90%), and sales jobs (10.64%).

Of important note, Woodbury is also a town of artists. Woodbury has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Woodbury’s character.

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: 11.27% 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.

Because of many things, Woodbury is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Woodbury 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, Woodbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Woodbury’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Woodbury is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 47.92% of adults in Woodbury have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Woodbury in 2010 was $46,853, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $187,412 for a family of four.

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, English, German, and Polish.

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

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