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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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 town’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.

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.

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 65.16% 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 $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.