Fort Irwin is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 9,135 people and just one neighborhood, Fort Irwin is the 426th largest community in California. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Fort Irwin, 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 Irwin, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Fort Irwin’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Fort Irwin does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $49,928.
Occupations and Workforce
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Fort Irwin, employing 46.61% of the workforce. While it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy, where the Public Service and Healthcare industries employ 50.59% and 13.09% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
A relatively large number of people in Fort Irwin telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.97% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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
Overall, Fort Irwin’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 Irwin is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 8.53 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, Fort Irwin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.