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Freeport, MN

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Overview


Freeport is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 677 people and just one neighborhood, Freeport is the 427th largest community in Minnesota. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Freeport, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Freeport, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Freeport’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Freeport does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $91,250.00.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Freeport is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.94% of the Freeport workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Freeport is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeport who work in healthcare (12.44%), sales jobs (10.83%), and office and administrative support (10.60%).

A relatively large number of people in Freeport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.10% 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.

Setting & Lifestyle

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 city’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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Demographics

The population of Freeport overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Freeport, 23.94% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Freeport in 2018 was $54,675, which is wealthy relative to Minnesota and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,700 for a family of four.

Freeport is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Freeport include German, Polish, Irish, Norwegian, and English.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Freeport, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Occupations

Each year, fewer and fewer Americans make their living as farmers, foresters, or fishers. But the neighborhood truly stands out among U.S. neighborhoods. According to exclusive NeighborhoodScout analysis, this neighborhood has a greater proportion of farmers, foresters, or fishers than 96.2% of all American neighborhoods. This is truly a unique cultural characteristic of this neighborhood.

Real Estate

Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 36 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 91.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.

People

If you're looking for a great spot to raise a family, then look no further than the neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's analysis found that the combination of good quality public schools, above-average safety from crime, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family homes, help make this neighborhood among the top 13.3% of family-friendly neighborhoods across the state of Minnesota. In addition, there are a high proportion of other families with school-aged children living here, making it easy for parents and their children to socialize and develop a sense of community support. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools, in part due to the educational attainment of the parents here, who vote in support of the public schools.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more German and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 59.7% of this neighborhood's residents have German ancestry and 5.9% have Norwegian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Freeport are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 60.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 5.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 64.4% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 34.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 29.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (18.3%), and 13.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households. Some people also speak Polish (5.0%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Freeport, MN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (59.7%). There are also a number of people of Polish ancestry (6.2%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (5.9%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (3.9%), along with some English ancestry residents (3.6%), among others.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (38.2% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (75.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (7.6%) and 5.2% of residents also hop out the door and walk to work for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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