Fort Rucker is a very small town located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 4,520 people and just one neighborhood, Fort Rucker is the 124th largest community in Alabama. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fort Rucker, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Fort Rucker, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fort Rucker’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fort Rucker does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $59,094.
Occupations and Workforce
Fort Rucker is a military town: the armed forces employs 28.13% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Education are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 24.36% and 18.02% of the civilian workforce respectively.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.90% 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
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Fort Rucker, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Fort Rucker provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Fort Rucker. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Fort Rucker.
Overall, Fort Rucker’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
One of the benefits of Fort Rucker is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.27 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.
Fort Rucker is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.