Lake Tapawingo is a tiny city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 726 people and just one neighborhood, Lake Tapawingo is the 384th largest community in Missouri. Much of the housing stock in Lake Tapawingo was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Lake Tapawingo real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Lake Tapawingo house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Lake Tapawingo is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lake Tapawingo is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lake Tapawingo who work in office and administrative support (18.95%), management occupations (15.16%) and sales jobs (14.87%).
Also of interest is that Lake Tapawingo has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.69% 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
In addition, Lake Tapawingo 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 Tapawingo is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Lake Tapawingo really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lake Tapawingo perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.