Schofield Barracks is a medium-sized town located in the state of Hawaii. With a population of 17,046 people and just one neighborhood, Schofield Barracks is the 12th largest community in Hawaii. Schofield Barracks has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Schofield Barracks, where the median household income is $51,584.
Occupations and Workforce
The armed forces are a huge part of the life in Schofield Barracks, employing 44.80% 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 36.48% and 14.25% of the civilian workforce, respectively.
Also of interest is that Schofield Barracks has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Schofield Barracks telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.13% 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
One of the benefits of Schofield Barracks is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 13.84 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.