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.
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 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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.05% 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.
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.
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 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 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, 23.84% 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.