Eglin Air Force Base is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,274 people and just one neighborhood, Eglin Air Force Base is the 348th largest community in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Eglin Air Force Base, employing 22.79% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Retail industries employ 26.69% and 20.11% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Also of interest is that Eglin Air Force Base has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
One of the nice things about Eglin Air Force Base 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 of the benefits of Eglin Air Force Base is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.58 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Being a small town, Eglin Air Force Base does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.