Woodbury, MN
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Woodbury is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 67,855 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Woodbury is the tenth largest community in Minnesota.

Woodbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in Minnesota, but Woodbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Woodbury is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.02% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodbury is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodbury who work in management occupations (16.62%), office and administrative support (11.56%), and sales jobs (10.77%).

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.

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 city’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 is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Woodbury is a pretty powerful place. 57.91% of the adults in Woodbury have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Woodbury in 2010 was $44,185, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,740 for a family of four.

Woodbury is a very ethnically-diverse city. 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, Norwegian, English, and Swedish.

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