Woodstock, NY
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Woodstock is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,085 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Woodstock is the 555th largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Woodstock are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Woodstock is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.76% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Woodstock is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodstock who work in management occupations (18.59%), sales jobs (10.49%), and art, media, and design (9.97%).

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

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Woodstock has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

Also of interest is that Woodstock has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 37.43% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Woodstock has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Woodstock has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Woodstock than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Woodstock may be for you.

Despite being a small town, Woodstock has a lot of people using the subway to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the subway are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Woodstock. 54.93% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Woodstock in 2010 was $56,465, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $225,860 for a family of four. However, Woodstock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Woodstock is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Woodstock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodstock residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Woodstock include Russian, English, Polish, and Irish.

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