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 42.65% 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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeport who work in office and administrative support (11.39%), sales jobs (7.60%), and management occupations (5.36%).
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.
In Freeport, just 8.29% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Freeport in 2010 was $18,333, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $73,332 for a family of four. However, Freeport contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Freeport is a very 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. Freeport also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 58.38% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Freeport include Irish, English, French , and Swedish.
In addition, Freeport has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.63%).
The most common language spoken in Freeport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.