Clearlake Oaks is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 2,341 people and just one neighborhood, Clearlake Oaks is the 611th largest community in California.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Clearlake Oaks is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Clearlake Oaks is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Clearlake Oaks who work in personal care services (25.12%), management occupations (11.35%) and maintenance occupations (8.45%).
Also of interest is that Clearlake Oaks has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Clearlake Oaks telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.46% 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 Clearlake Oaks is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’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, Clearlake Oaks’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 town 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!) Clearlake Oaks 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. Clearlake Oaks has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Clearlake Oaks than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Clearlake Oaks may be for you.
Being a small town, Clearlake Oaks does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.