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.
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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.88% 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.
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.
One of the benefits of Lake Ozark is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.03 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small city, Lake Ozark does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.