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 29.43% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Retail and Public Service are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 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
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.
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.