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 2,455 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 20.24% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 25.51% and 18.11% 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.
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 16.22 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.