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.

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 (18.18%), teaching (10.94%), and sales jobs (9.54%).

A relatively large number of people in Freeport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.96% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Freeport, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Freeport is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.32% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $38,722, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $154,888 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, Italian, German, and French .

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