Woodbridge, VA


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Woodbridge is a very small town located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 4,503 people and 34 constituent neighborhoods, Woodbridge is the 148th largest community in Virginia. Woodbridge has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Woodbridge, where the median household income is $106,818.00.

Woodbridge home prices are not only among the most expensive in Virginia, but Woodbridge real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns, Woodbridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Woodbridge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Woodbridge is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woodbridge who work in management occupations (12.18%), office and administrative support (10.67%), and computer science and math (8.45%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Woodbridge, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

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

One downside of living in Woodbridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.82 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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

The citizens of Woodbridge are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.12% of adults in Woodbridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Woodbridge in 2010 was $46,201, which is wealthy relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $184,804 for a family of four. However, Woodbridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Woodbridge is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Woodbridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Woodbridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Woodbridge also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 17.58% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Woodbridge include German, English, African, and Italian.

Woodbridge also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.87%.

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