Lakebay is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 12,034 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lakebay is the 84th largest community in Washington.
Unlike some towns, Lakebay isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lakebay are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lakebay is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakebay who work in sales jobs (9.73%), business and financial occupations (7.59%), and office and administrative support (7.23%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.04% 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Lakebay has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Lakebay a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Lakebay is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Lakebay, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 38.81 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Lakebay citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.63% of adults in Lakebay have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lakebay in 2018 was $32,974, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $131,896 for a family of four. However, Lakebay contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Lakebay home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lakebay residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lakebay include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Lakebay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.