Whiteman Air Force Base is a very small town located in the state of Missouri. With a population of 2,602 people and just one neighborhood, Whiteman Air Force Base is the 214th largest community in Missouri. Whiteman Air Force Base 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 Whiteman Air Force Base, where the median household income is $50,266.
Occupations and Workforce
Whiteman Air Force Base is a military town: the armed forces employs 24.03% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 42.93% and 9.32% of the civilian workforce respectively.
Also of interest is that Whiteman Air Force Base has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Whiteman Air Force Base, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Whiteman Air Force Base provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Overall, Whiteman Air Force Base’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 Whiteman Air Force Base is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 9.83 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, Whiteman Air Force Base doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.