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 2,472 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 $51,172.00.
Freeport is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Freeport is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeport who work in teaching (13.07%), sales jobs (12.59%), and office and administrative support (10.43%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.03% 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.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Freeport has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Freeport a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One of the nice things about Freeport is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Freeport, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.13 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small city, Freeport doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Freeport is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.63% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $27,585, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,340 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. 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.