Fairchild Air Force Base is a very small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,904 people and just one neighborhood, Fairchild Air Force Base is the 165th largest community in Washington.
Occupations and Workforce
27.69% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Fairchild 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 Healthcare industries respectively employ 50.27% and 15.37% of the civilian workforce.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 22.34% 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
Residents of the town have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 12.27 minutes getting to work every day.