Freeport is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Texas. With a population of 12,154 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Freeport is the 196th largest community in Texas.
Freeport is a blue-collar town, with 42.88% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Freeport is a city of construction workers and builders, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeport who work in sales jobs (8.97%), office and administrative support (8.31%), and food service (5.72%).
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.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Freeport spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 19.12 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Freeport have a very low rate of college education: just 7.42% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $18,514, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $74,056 for a family of four. However, Freeport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Freeport is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 60.97% of the city’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 English, Irish, French , and Swedish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Freeport's cultural character, accounting for 17.82% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Freeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.