Freeport is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 5,861 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Freeport is the 269th largest community in Florida. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Freeport, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Freeport, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Freeport’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Freeport does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $61,712.00.
Freeport is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Freeport is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeport who work in sales jobs (14.90%), food service (10.71%), and management occupations (9.59%).
There are many members of the armed forces living in Freeport. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.
Because of many things, Freeport is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Freeport a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Freeport has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Freeport’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 34.46 minutes every day commuting to work.
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 education level of Freeport citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 30.34% of adults in Freeport have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Freeport in 2018 was $31,814, which is middle income relative to Florida, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,256 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 Polish.
The most common language spoken in Freeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.