Osage Beach is a very small city located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 4,395 people and just one neighborhood, Osage Beach is the 154th largest community in Missouri.
Real Estate Prices
Osage Beach real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Osage Beach house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Osage Beach is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Osage Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Osage Beach who work in food service (13.88%), maintenance occupations (13.63%) and office and administrative support (11.60%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Osage Beach is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’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, Osage Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Osage Beach is worth considering.
One of the benefits of Osage Beach is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 19.08 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Osage Beach doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.