Air Force Academy is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 6,608 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Air Force Academy is the 72nd largest community in Colorado.
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Air Force Academy, employing 85.35% 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 Retail industries employ 19.51% and 15.70% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Also of interest is that Air Force Academy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Air Force Academy is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Air Force Academy to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Air Force Academy. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Air Force Academy.
One of the benefits of Air Force Academy is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 11.44 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.
The citizens of Air Force Academy are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.31% of adults in Air Force Academy have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Air Force Academy in 2018 was $17,323, which is low income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,292 for a family of four. However, Air Force Academy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Air Force Academy is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Air Force Academy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Air Force Academy residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Air Force Academy include German, Norwegian, Swedish, European, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Air Force Academy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Japanese.