A Growing Community

Minnesota's 9th Largest City

Much of Woodbury's extraordinary success as a community comes from more than four decades of long-range, planned growth. The city's residents, more than 77,000, continue to rank the quality of life and sense of community in Woodbury as among the highest in the metro area. It's no surprise that Woodbury continues to be ranked nationally as one of the best places to live.

New residents are attracted to Woodbury's well-planned neighborhoods, parks and trails, schools and overall quality of life, and the continued growth in new housing starts certainly supports that claim. Woodbury was among the top growing suburbs in 2020, with permits issued for 891 new housing units.

The City has long supported a variety of housing types to accommodate people of all ages, income levels and family status. The number of new single family and attached units has remained relatively steady since the end of the recession, and Woodbury continues to be an attractive market for new apartment projects. Over the last ten years, the split between single family and attached housing units (townhomes and apartments) has been relatively even, with 51.9% of the units being single family and 48.1% being attached.

New Housing Units by Type

New Housing Graph

Total Household & Population Projections

2000 (US Census data)46,46316,676
2010 (US Census data)61,96123,568
2030 Projected80,50029,500
2040 Projected87,80032,100