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. Adding to the diversity of housing stock, Talamore at Woodbury and Edison Apartments commenced construction in 2021. This trend is anticipated to continue in the future as the city implements the 2040 Comprehensive Plan which includes a guiding principle of delivering a diversity of housing options within the community.

New Housing Units by Type

New housing

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