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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.72% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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 a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Lake Ozark’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much 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.
As is often the case in a small city, Lake Ozark doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.