Woodstock is a somewhat small town located in the state of Connecticut. With a population of 8,221 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Woodstock is the 110th largest community in Connecticut.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Woodstock is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Woodstock is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodstock who work in office and administrative support (14.22%), management occupations (12.52%), and business and financial occupations (10.18%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.49% 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, Woodstock is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Woodstock 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, Woodstock has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Woodstock’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Woodstock is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Woodstock, the average commute to work is 32.23 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Woodstock are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.00% of adults in Woodstock have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Woodstock in 2018 was $49,159, which is middle income relative to Connecticut, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $196,636 for a family of four.
The people who call Woodstock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodstock residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Woodstock include English, Italian, Irish, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Woodstock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.