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 8,316 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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (17.96%), teaching (11.54%), and office and administrative support (10.75%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.03% 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.

Because of many things, Freeport is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Freeport a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Freeport has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.

The citizens of Freeport are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.96% of adults in Freeport have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $36,138, which is wealthy relative to Maine and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $144,552 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 Scottish.

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