Freeport is a very small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 2,052 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Freeport is the 371st largest community in Florida. Freeport 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 Freeport, where the median household income is $42,000.00.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Freeport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Freeport is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeport who work in office and administrative support (11.72%), management occupations (11.04%), and sales jobs (10.92%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Freeport, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Also of interest is that Freeport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Freeport is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
The education level of Freeport citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.93% of adults 25 and older in Freeport have a college degree.
The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $21,725, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $86,900 for a family of four. However, Freeport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Freeport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Freeport residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Freeport include German, English, Italian, and French .
The most common language spoken in Freeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.