Eielson Air Force Base is a very small town located in the state of Alaska. With a population of 2,679 people and just one neighborhood, Eielson Air Force Base is the 22nd largest community in Alaska.
Occupations and Workforce
21.41% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Eielson Air Force Base. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Retail industries respectively employ 49.42% and 13.37% of the civilian workforce.
Also of interest is that Eielson Air Force Base has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.19% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Eielson Air Force Base. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Eielson Air Force Base.
Overall, Eielson Air Force Base’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.21 minutes getting to work every day.
Being a small town, Eielson Air Force Base does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.