Freeport is a medium-sized coastal village (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of New York. With a population of 43,334 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Freeport is the 23rd largest community in New York.
Housing costs in Freeport are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.
Unlike some villages, Freeport isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Freeport are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Freeport is a village of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeport who work in office and administrative support (14.03%), sales jobs (11.57%), and management occupations (7.44%).
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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Freeport is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Freeport area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, Freeport is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.41% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $28,357, which is middle income relative to New York, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,428 for a family of four. However, Freeport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Freeport is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Freeport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Freeport, accounting for 42.46% of the village’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Freeport residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Freeport include Italian, German, Jamaican, and Haitian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Freeport's cultural character, accounting for 31.28% of the village’s population.
The most common language spoken in Freeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.