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
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 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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.19% 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.
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.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 18.42 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small city, Lake Ozark does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.