Caroga Lake is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 503 people and just one neighborhood, Caroga Lake is the 841st largest community in New York. Caroga Lake has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Caroga Lake is a blue-collar town, with 46.79% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Caroga Lake is a town of professionals, production and manufacturing workers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Caroga Lake who work in healthcare (9.81%), office and administrative support (9.43%) and healthcare suport services (6.04%).
Also of interest is that Caroga Lake has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Caroga Lake telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.30% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 Caroga Lake is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town 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 town.
Residents will find that the town 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, Caroga Lake is worth considering.
As is often the case in a small town, Caroga Lake doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.