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 29.43% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Retail and Public Service industries employ 24.84% and 16.70% 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Eglin Air Force Base spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.12 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Eglin Air Force Base does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.