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 96.90% 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 (19.71%), healthcare (16.96%), and sales jobs (15.16%).

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.

Because of many things, Woodbury is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Woodbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Woodbury perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 36.67 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.

Even though Woodbury is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

If knowledge is power, Woodbury is a pretty powerful place. 65.16% 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 $84,161, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $336,644 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 Italian, Russian, Polish, German, and Irish.

Woodbury also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.89%.

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