Upper Lake is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 1,044 people and just one neighborhood, Upper Lake is the 706th largest community in California.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Upper Lake isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Upper Lake are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Upper Lake is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Upper Lake who work in office and administrative support (19.83%), healthcare suport services (14.22%) and maintenance occupations (11.21%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.81% 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
The town 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, Upper Lake has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Upper Lake a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Upper Lake spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.73 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Upper Lake is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.