Freeport, ME
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Living in Freeport


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.

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 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.

Freeport is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Freeport’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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.

In Freeport, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Freeport is a relatively small town. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

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.