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.

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Woodstock is worth considering.

In Woodstock, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Woodstock is a relatively small town. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Woodstock is a pretty powerful place. 54.93% 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 $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.