Woodburn is a tiny city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 199 people and just one neighborhood, Woodburn is the 402nd largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Woodburn was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Woodburn is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.17% of the Woodburn workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Woodburn is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodburn who work in sales jobs (15.83%), office and administrative support (8.33%) and maintenance occupations (7.50%).
Also of interest is that Woodburn has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Woodburn has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Woodburn has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Woodburn than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Woodburn may be for you.
One downside of living in Woodburn, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.13 minutes every day commuting to work.
Woodburn is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.