Grand Forks Air Force Base is a very small town located in the state of North Dakota. With a population of 2,363 people and just one neighborhood, Grand Forks Air Force Base is the 20th largest community in North Dakota. Grand Forks 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Grand Forks Air Force Base is a military town: the armed forces employs 17.50% 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 33.97% and 16.03% of the civilian workforce respectively.
A relatively large number of people in Grand Forks Air Force Base telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.48% 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
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Grand Forks Air Force Base, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Grand Forks Air Force Base provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
The overall crime rate in Grand Forks 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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Grand Forks Air Force Base spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 9.93 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the town are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small town, Grand Forks Air Force Base does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.