Lake Ozark is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 1,676 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, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Ozark who work in sales jobs (17.32%), office and administrative support (9.49%) and food service (9.49%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.72% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 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.
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Lake Ozark 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. Lake Ozark has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lake Ozark than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lake Ozark may be for you.
As is often the case in a small city, Lake Ozark doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.