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. Much of the housing stock in Freeport was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Freeport economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Freeport, where the median household income is $43,523.00.
Unlike some cities, Freeport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Freeport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Freeport is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeport who work in office and administrative support (16.09%), teaching (13.82%), and management occupations (12.83%).
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 is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.73% of adults in Freeport have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $24,103, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,412 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 10.23% of the city’s residents. 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.