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
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 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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.72% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Lake Ozark has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Lake Ozark has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lake Ozark than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lake Ozark may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Lake Ozark doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.