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 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, 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.
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.
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 19.03 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.