Woodstock is a very small town located in the state of Vermont. With a population of 3,034 people and just one neighborhood, Woodstock is the 75th largest community in Vermont. Woodstock has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Woodstock home prices are not only among the most expensive in Vermont, but Woodstock real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Woodstock is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.65% 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 (15.34%), art, media, and design (11.52%), and sales jobs (9.99%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Woodstock telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 24.85% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
In addition, Woodstock is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Woodstock is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Woodstock really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Woodstock perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Woodstock has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Woodstock a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
If knowledge is power, Woodstock is a pretty powerful place. 58.54% 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 2018 was $56,639, which is wealthy relative to Vermont and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $226,556 for a family of four.
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 English, Irish, German, Scottish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Woodstock is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.
Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Woodstock, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.
If you are planning to retire in Vermont, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Vermont, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 99.0% of neighborhoods in VT. If a Vermont retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives, urban sophisticates and families with school-aged children.
Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 97.3% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.
A unique way of commuting is simply not to. And in the neighborhood, analysis shows that 24.8% of the residents work from home, avoiding a commute altogether. This may not seem like a large number, but it is a higher proportion of people working from home than is found in 96.4% of the neighborhoods in the United States. One thing NeighborhoodScout's research reveals is that the wealthier and/or more isolated the neighborhood, the greater the proportion of residents who choose to work from home.
Vacant homes and apartments are a significant characteristic of this neighborhood. In fact, with 35.5% of the residential real estate vacant, the neighborhood claims the distinction of having a higher vacancy rate than 96.3% of the neighborhoods in America. This can either be because much of the property is seasonally occupied, like in many vacation areas, or that much of the real estate is more permanently abandoned.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Lebanese and Armenian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.4% of this neighborhood's residents have Lebanese ancestry and 3.4% have Armenian ancestry.
is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak German/Yiddish at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Woodstock are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 83.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 2.3% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 74.3% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 53.7% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 24.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (10.6%), and 5.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.5% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian, German/Yiddish and Polish.
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Woodstock, VT, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (26.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (18.7%), and residents who report German roots (18.2%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (6.1%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.4%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (60.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also hop out the door and walk to work to get to work (6.7%) and 6.5% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.