Lake Ozark is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 1,676 people and just one neighborhood, Lake Ozark is the 282nd largest community in Missouri.
Occupations and Workforce
Lake Ozark is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Ozark is a city of sales and office workers, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Ozark who work in sales jobs (17.32%), office and administrative support (9.49%) and food service (9.49%).
A relatively large number of people in Lake Ozark telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.72% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Lake Ozark is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the city’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
The city 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, Lake Ozark has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lake Ozark a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Lake Ozark is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.