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 8,767 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Freeport is the 31st 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.
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.31% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Freeport. 54.66% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Freeport in 2018 was $47,258, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $189,032 for a family of four.
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 English, German, Irish, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Freeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and French.