Freeport, IL
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Freeport is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 24,476 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Freeport is the 85th largest community in Illinois. Much of the housing stock in Freeport was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Freeport is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Freeport is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeport who work in office and administrative support (16.23%), sales jobs (9.69%), and food service (7.14%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.73 minutes getting to work every day.

The percentage of adults in Freeport with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.96% of adults in Freeport have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $20,847, which is lower middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,388 for a family of four. However, Freeport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Freeport is a very 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, English, Italian, and Swedish.

The most common language spoken in Freeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.