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 92.59% 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 (17.38%), sales jobs (13.77%), and teaching (8.07%).

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 38.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

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

If knowledge is power, Woodstock is a pretty powerful place. 60.36% of the adults in Woodstock 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 Woodstock in 2010 was $55,249, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $220,996 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 Polish, German, English, and Irish.

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