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
29.43% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Eglin Air Force Base. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Retail and Public Service industries respectively employ 24.84% and 16.70% of the civilian workforce.
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.
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.
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.