Lake Lotawana is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 1,984 people and just one neighborhood, Lake Lotawana is the 254th largest community in Missouri.
Real Estate Prices
Lake Lotawana home prices are not only among the most expensive in Missouri, but Lake Lotawana real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Lake Lotawana is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Lake Lotawana is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Lotawana who work in management occupations (16.96%), office and administrative support (16.38%) and sales jobs (14.05%).
Also of interest is that Lake Lotawana has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Lake Lotawana is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the city experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller city.
In addition, Lake Lotawana is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Lake Lotawana is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Lake Lotawana a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Lake Lotawana has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Lake Lotawana’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 Lotawana has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lake Lotawana a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Lake Lotawana is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lake Lotawana, the average commute to work is 30.92 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small city, Lake Lotawana doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.