Patrick Air Force Base is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 1,240 people and just one neighborhood, Patrick Air Force Base is the 402nd largest community in Florida.
Occupations and Workforce
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Patrick Air Force Base, employing 24.89% 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 31.79% and 22.84% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Also of interest is that Patrick 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: 19.69% 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
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Patrick Air Force Base, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Patrick Air Force Base provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Patrick Air Force Base is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Patrick Air Force Base spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.26 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Patrick Air Force Base does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.