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Freeport, NY
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Freeport profile

Living in Freeport

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 43,886 people and nine associated neighborhoods, Freeport is the 22nd 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.

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.

A relatively large number of people in Freeport telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.41% 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.

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.

In Freeport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.25 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Freeport use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Freeport‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

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: 26.54% of adults 25 and older in the village have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Freeport in 2018 was $43,202, which is upper middle income relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $172,808 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 43.52% 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, Haitian, Jamaican, Irish, and German.

Freeport also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.91%.

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