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 2,360 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 $46,875.00.
Freeport is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.33% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 teaching (13.05%), office and administrative support (12.97%), and food service (12.23%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Freeport has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Freeport has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Freeport than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Freeport may be for you.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Freeport is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Freeport, the average commute to work is 30.53 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Freeport is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Freeport are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.96% of adults in Freeport having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $26,269, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,076 for a family of four. However, Freeport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Freeport is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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. Freeport also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.01% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Freeport include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Freeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.