Fairchild Air Force Base is a very small town located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,695 people and just one neighborhood, Fairchild Air Force Base is the 190th largest community in Washington.
Fairchild Air Force Base is a military town: the armed forces employs 27.33% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Public Service are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 22.18% and 17.29% of the civilian workforce respectively.
Also of interest is that Fairchild Air Force Base has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Overall, Fairchild 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 Fairchild Air Force Base is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.27 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.
Being a small town, Fairchild Air Force Base does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The overall education level of Fairchild Air Force Base citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.43% of adults in Fairchild Air Force Base have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Fairchild Air Force Base in 2018 was $23,439, which is low income relative to Washington, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $93,756 for a family of four. However, Fairchild Air Force Base contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Fairchild Air Force Base is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fairchild Air Force Base home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fairchild Air Force Base residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fairchild Air Force Base also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.66% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fairchild Air Force Base include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Swedish.
The most common language spoken in Fairchild Air Force Base is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
With 27.3% of employed workers living in the neighborhood active in the military, this neighborhood has the distinction of having a higher proportion of people in the military than 99.8% of American neighborhoods. This is a major shaper of the neighborhood's culture and character.
Furthermore, the government often provides some of the more stable jobs in the economy. From local, to state, to federal government workers, the government can also be a major employer. What NeighborhoodScout's analysis revealed, is that the neighborhood in particular stands out when compared nationally for the proportion of its working residents who are employed by the government. At 17.3% of its workforce, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of government workers than 98.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 80.3% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.
99.4% of the real estate in the neighborhood is occupied by renters, which is nearly the highest rate of renter occupancy of any neighborhood in America.
One of the really interesting characteristics about the neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 1.4% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Washington.
In addition, neighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 95.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 10.9% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 98.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Ukrainian and Swedish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.6% of this neighborhood's residents have Ukrainian ancestry and 4.3% have Swedish ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Fairchild Air Force Base are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 47.2% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 59.4% of America's neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 31.2% of the working population is employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 30.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in the military (27.3%), and 20.5% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 90.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.9%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Fairchild Air Force Base, WA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (18.8%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (11.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (9.1%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (8.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.3%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (80.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (69.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (13.7%) and 9.9% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.