Scott Air Force Base is a very small town located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 3,377 people and just one neighborhood, Scott Air Force Base is the 393rd largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Scott Air Force Base was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Scott Air Force Base economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Scott Air Force Base, where the median household income is $54,276.
Occupations and Workforce
19.04% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Scott Air Force Base. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Public Service and Retail industries respectively employ 51.09% and 11.49% of the civilian workforce.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Scott Air Force Base has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Also of interest is that Scott Air Force Base has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Scott Air Force Base is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Scott Air Force Base enrolled in college, Scott Air Force Base has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
The overall crime rate in Scott Air Force Base is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
One of the benefits of Scott Air Force Base is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.48 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.