Woodbury MN Community Profile

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History of Woodbury MN

The first European settlers came to what is now known as Woodbury in 1844. Most of the settlers are of German stock but some were also from Switzerland, Ireland and Sweden. Initially known as Red Rock after the supposed sacred stone that Chief Little Crow of the Dakota painted, the small settlement was renamed Woodbury in 1859 when the state legislature received information that there was another township in the state that was also called Red Rock Township. The name Woodbury was in honor of Judge Levi Woodbury of New Hampshire a close friend of the first board chairman of the new settlement. Judge Woodbury was also known as the 1st SC justice to attend law school.

During the early years of the township most of the area was rich in timber. A Herculean effort was needed to clear the land so that farming could begin. The main crop was wheat but they also grew potatoes, soybeans, corn and barley. Development of farm technology in the 1950s brought more fertilization and better crop rotation. By 1955, the first housing development called the Woodbury Heights was established. Urban development later on overshadowed agriculture resulting to loss of farmland, However, steps have been taken in order to preserve the wide open spaces and natural resources resulting to protection of several hundred acres of land.

Demographics of Woodbury Minnesota

Statistic Woodbury Minnesota National
Population 64,544 5,383,661 314,107,084
Population density (sq mi) 1,849 67 91
Median age 36.2 37.6 37.4
Male/Female ratio 0.9:1 1.0:1 1.0:1
Married (15yrs & older) 66% 58% 55%
Speak English 85% 89% 79%
Speak Spanish 4% 4% 13%

 

  • The average age in Woodbury is 4% lower than the state
  • 24% is Caucasian
  • 50% is African-American
  • 94% is Asian

Woodbury MN Cost of Living

Index Woodbury Minnesota National
Cost of living index 118 102 100
Index Woodbury Minnesota National
Goods & Services index 109 107 100
Groceries index 105 107 100
Health care index 103 108 100
Housing index 150 101 100
Transportation index 102 98 100
Utilities index 91 87 100

Each cost of living index is based on a national average of 100. If the amount is below 100, it is lower than the national average. If the amount is above 100, it is higher than the national average.

  • Cost of living in Woodbury is 16% higher than the state average
  • Cost of living is 18% higher than the national average
  • Cost of housing is 50% higher than the national average

Goods & Services

Item Woodbury National avg. Difference
Haircut $24.91 $15.56 60.0%
Beauty Salon $33.76 $36.11 6.5%
Toothpaste $3.41 $2.47 37.8%
Shampoo $1.04 $0.96 7.8%
Movie $9.85 $10.13 2.8%
Bowling $4.06 $4.74 14.2%

Groceries

Item Woodbury National avg. Difference
Ground Beef $4.07 $3.98 2.2%
Fried Chicken $1.94 $1.41 37.9%
Milk $2.17 $2.06 5.0%
Potatoes $3.19 $2.98 7.0%
Pizza $10.59 $9.47 11.8%
Beer $8.92 $8.79 1.4%

Health Care

Item Woodbury National avg. Difference
Optometrist $81.20 $101.04 19.6%
Doctor $134.89 $107.44 25.5%
Dentist $87.31 $90.42 3.4%
Ibuprofen $11.78 $9.28 27.0%
Lipitor $406.73 $426.50 4.6%

 

Median Income & Debt-To-Income Ratio

Median Income Per Year Per Month Max Budget (28% DTI) Max Budget (36% DTI)
Owners $108,698 $9,058 $2,536 $3,261
Renters $67,136 $5,595 $1,566 $2,014

The affordability of the housing market in Woodbury, MN as well as the overall cost of living can be indicated accurately by what percent of the monthly income is spent on housing related costs. This is known as the debt-to-income ratio (DTI). The overall rule of thumb is that no more than 28% of your gross income should ever be used on the overall costs related to housing and no more than 36% of gross income on all expenses and debts. Among Woodbury, MN homeowners, the median income is $108,698. This indicates that a monthly maximum of $2,536 should be spent by homeowners on all housing related costs. Renters have a median income of $67,136. This indicates that renters should have a maximum of $1,566 used for their rent related monthly costs.

Schools in Woodbury MN

The City of Woodbury is served by the South Washington County School District, the Stillwater Area Schools and the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale District. The city is home to two parochial schools namely, New Life Academy and St. Ambrose. There are also charter schools like the Math and Science Academy and the Woodbury Leadership Academy.

Places of Worship in Woodbury Minnesota

Some of the churches in Woodbury include:

  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Five Oaks Community Church
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church
  • Spirit of Life Bible Church
  • Conservative Congregational Church
  • King of Kings Youth Ministries
  • New Life Church of Woodbury
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church
  • Saint John Lutheran Church
  • Spirit of Life Bible Church
  • Trinity Presbyterian Church
  • Valley Creek Church Assembly of God

Businesses in Woodbury MN

Some of the top businesses that call Woodbury home are:

  • Dean Foods
  • Center Point Marketing Inc.,
  • Aveka, Inc.
  • Service Ideas Inc.

The top employers in the city include:

  • South Washington County Schools
  • Healtheast
  • Summit Orthopedics
  • Walmart
  • Assurant
  • Target
  • Jerry’s Enterprises
  • Woodbury Senior Living
  • City of Woodbury
  • Globe University
  • Sam’s Clun
  • Health Partners
  • Cabela’s

 

Top Homebuilders/Remodelers

Here are the top homebuilders/remodelers that serve the city:

  • Michael Lee Inc.
  • Zawadski Homes Inc.
  • Kootenia Homes & Remodeling
  • Creative Homes
  • Custom One Homes
  • CH Custom Homes LLC
  • Sharkey Design Build

Concrete Suppliers/Delivery Companies

Here are the top concrete suppliers and delivery companies that serve the city:

  • Concrete Alive
  • Mohscrete Concrete Works
  • Superior Concrete Raising Inc.
  • Global Flooring of Minnesota
  • Spade Construction
  • Rich Boyer Masonry & Concrete Inc.
  • Wohlwend Concrete Inc.

Restaurants & Nightlife in Woodbury Minnesota

The Tavern Grill & Restaurant – a perfect place to eat and meet friends, The Tavern Grill offers a good selection of meals and drinks served in a fun and casual vibe. Do try the Farmer’s Market Pizza with added fresh basil. Appetizers come in generous portions. The cheeseburger, Caesar’s salad, spaghetti, quiche soup and calamari are absolute must try dishes.

Ronnally’s Pizza Restaurant – If you are craving for pizza, look no further. Ronnally’s offers delicious tasting pizza with lots of toppings. Do try out the lasagna and mostaccioli. The extra sauce and meatballs with cheese bread is absolutely outstanding.

Angelina’s Kitchen Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar – Sit back. Relax. It is time to let your guard down and enjoy the best part of the day, the evenings. Evenings at Angelina’s Kitchen Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar are stuff of legend. The place has a lovely, warm atmosphere that hearkens back to the day of 1940s dives but with a modern twist. Intimate yet casual you and a date will have an amazing and memorable time here. Try out the amazing Tortellini salmon and Sarah’s Favorite. Order the spinach lasagna or the classic spaghetti and meatballs. They have an excellent assortment of wines to choose from. Do call for a reservation as the place is often packed.

Fun Things to Do in Woodbury MN

You can definitely experience the great outdoors whenever you are in Woodbury. There are forty-five parks to choose from that cover around 3,000 acres. Hiking and biking trails are paved and most are connected to the different parks. Check out an indoor park called Central Park, which is just across the public library. The Bielenberg Sports Center is perfect to indulge in sports like softball, soccer and sand volleyball. There are also a couple of golf courses for the avid golfer; one privately owned call the Prestwick and Eagle Valley, which is publicly owned.

Activities for Seniors

The local YMCA in Woodbury offers many activities for seniors such as group exercise classes designed for older adults. There are also field trips, social and special events for seniors.

Other activities include:

  • Volunteer work for Feed My Starving Children
  • Bake and Book Sale
  • Memory Screenings
  • Lunch and Learn – Memory Loss and Dementia
  • Potluck
  • Book Club
  • Intergenerational Bingo and Ice Cream

Woodbury Minnesota truly is a great place to live. If you’d like to know more about our remodeling services here in Woodbury, give us a call. We can’t wait to meet you.