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
Eglin Air Force Base is a military town: the armed forces employs 22.79% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Retail are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 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
Eglin Air Force Base 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 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.
As is often the case in a small town, Eglin Air Force Base doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.