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%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.03% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Freeport is worth considering.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Freeport, the average commute to work is 31.13 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 overall education level of Freeport is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 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.