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.
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%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.19% 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 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.
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.
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.
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.