Woodbury, NY
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Woodbury is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 9,042 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Woodbury is the 202nd largest community in New York.

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

Woodbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 97.76% 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 (21.05%), healthcare (16.16%), and sales jobs (14.90%).

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.

In addition, Woodbury is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

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 is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Woodbury, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.53 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Woodbury, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Woodbury is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Woodbury is a pretty powerful place. 63.53% 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 $84,066, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $336,264 for a family of four.

Woodbury is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Russian, Polish, German, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Woodbury's cultural character, accounting for 17.63% of the town’s population.

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