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 96.99% 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 (21.00%), healthcare (15.24%), and sales jobs (14.67%).

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.

Of important note, Woodbury is also a town of artists. Woodbury has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Woodbury’s character.

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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Woodbury, the average commute to work is 34.56 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Woodbury, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Woodbury is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 63.84% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Woodbury in 2010 was $82,110, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $328,440 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 15.47% of the town’s population.

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