Lakebay, WA
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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 10,995 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lakebay is the 84th largest community in Washington.

Lakebay is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lakebay is a town of service providers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lakebay who work in management occupations (11.66%), office and administrative support (9.23%), and personal care services (8.07%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.93% 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.

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.

In Lakebay, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 37.63 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Lakebay overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Lakebay, 24.71% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Lakebay in 2010 was $27,406, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $109,624 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Lakebay include Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.

The most common language spoken in Lakebay is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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