Lake Ozark is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 1,589 people and just one neighborhood, Lake Ozark is the 282nd largest community in Missouri.
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Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lake Ozark is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Ozark is a city of managers, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Ozark who work in sales jobs (17.47%), management occupations (12.50%) and business and financial occupations (11.02%).
A relatively large number of people in Lake Ozark telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.19% 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 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Lake Ozark spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.42 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
As is often the case in a small city, Lake Ozark doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.