Woodbury is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 9,557 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 88.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodbury is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodbury who work in management occupations (15.23%), teaching (13.86%), and sales jobs (10.70%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.52% 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.
Woodbury is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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.
The education level of Woodbury ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Woodbury, 47.92% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Woodbury in 2010 was $48,084, which is upper middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $192,336 for a family of four. However, Woodbury contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Woodbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.