Freeport, ME
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Freeport is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Maine. With a population of 8,425 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Freeport is the 34th largest community in Maine.

Freeport home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maine, but Freeport real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Freeport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Freeport is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeport who work in management occupations (16.08%), sales jobs (10.49%), and teaching (10.03%).

Of important note, Freeport is also a town of artists. Freeport has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Freeport’s character.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.28% 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.

Because of many things, Freeport is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Freeport really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Freeport perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

If knowledge is power, Freeport is a pretty powerful place. 52.67% of the adults in Freeport have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $41,732, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $166,928 for a family of four. However, Freeport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Freeport include Irish, French , German, and Italian.

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