Sunrise Beach, MO
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Sunrise Beach is a tiny village located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 449 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sunrise Beach is the 447th largest community in Missouri.

Sunrise Beach real estate is some of the most expensive in Missouri, although Sunrise Beach house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some villages where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sunrise Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sunrise Beach is a village of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sunrise Beach who work in office and administrative support (16.00%), sales jobs (14.00%), and management occupations (12.00%).

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.46% 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.

Another notable thing is that Sunrise Beach is a major vacation destination. Much of the village’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, Sunrise Beach’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

It is a fairly quiet village 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!) Sunrise Beach 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. Sunrise Beach has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Sunrise Beach than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Sunrise Beach may be for you.

Sunrise Beach is a small village, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The percentage of people in Sunrise Beach with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.75% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Sunrise Beach in 2010 was $18,733, which is middle income relative to Missouri, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,932 for a family of four.

The people who call Sunrise Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sunrise Beach residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Sunrise Beach include English, Irish, Polish, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Sunrise Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.

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