Lake Ozark is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 1,653 people and just one neighborhood, Lake Ozark is the 282nd largest community in Missouri.
Real Estate Prices
Lake Ozark real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Lake Ozark house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Lake Ozark isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lake Ozark are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Ozark is a city of sales and office workers, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Ozark who work in sales jobs (18.06%), management occupations (12.40%) and business and financial occupations (7.82%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.88% 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 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.
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 19.03 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
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.