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.
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%).
A relatively large number of people in Lake Ozark telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.88% 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 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.
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.
As is often the case in a small city, Lake Ozark doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.