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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.19% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
The overall crime rate in Eielson Air Force Base is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One of the benefits of Eielson Air Force Base is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.21 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small town, Eielson Air Force Base doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.