Blue Lake is a very small city located in the state of California. With a population of 1,243 people and just one neighborhood, Blue Lake is the 688th largest community in California.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Blue Lake are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Blue Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Blue Lake are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Blue Lake is a city of service providers, managers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Blue Lake who work in management occupations (16.97%), office and administrative support (10.59%) and food service (9.92%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.62% 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
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Blue Lake spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.96 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Blue Lake 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.