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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Freeport is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.06%), sales jobs (12.56%), and management occupations (7.93%).
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.
For the size of the village, public transportation in Freeport is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Freeport, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Freeport are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.08% of adults in Freeport having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $28,120, 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 $112,480 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 42.55% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Freeport include Italian, Jamaican, German, and Haitian.
Freeport also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.90%.
The most common language spoken in Freeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.