Long Lake is a tiny town located in the state of New York. With a population of 531 people and just one neighborhood, Long Lake is the 828th largest community in New York.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Long Lake is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Long Lake is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Long Lake who work in office and administrative support (19.19%), healthcare (15.15%) and maintenance occupations (12.12%).
A relatively large number of people in Long Lake telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.79% 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 Long Lake is an extremely popular destination for tourists and seasonal residents. So much of the population is seasonal such that the town’s population swells significantly during the vacation season, and drops again when the season ends. Because of this, much of the local economy is centered around tourism; some businesses may be operated only during the high season. During the low season, year-round residents will notice that the city is a substantially quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Long Lake 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. Long Lake has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Long Lake than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Long Lake may be for you.
As is often the case in a small town, Long Lake doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.