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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Lakebay is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Lakebay is a town of service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakebay who work in management occupations (9.03%), sales jobs (7.45%), and office and administrative support (6.55%).
A relatively large number of people in Lakebay telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.05% 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.
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!) Lakebay 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. Lakebay has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lakebay than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lakebay may be for you.
One of the nice things about Lakebay is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Lakebay is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lakebay, the average commute to work is 40.67 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Lakebay citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.84% of adults in Lakebay have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Lakebay in 2018 was $33,754, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $135,016 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 Other Indo-European.