Living in Freeport, IL

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Freeport SnackAbility

5
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
4/10
Housing
4
Affordability
8.5
Diversity
8.5
Safety
6
Amenities
9
Education
7
Commute
8.5

Freeport, IL Crime Report

621
Total Crimes
2,599.7
Total Crimes / 100k People
1.22%
Above National Average

Freeport, IL Cost Of Living

82
Freeport's Overall Cost Of Living
0.8x
Lower Than The National Average

Freeport, Illinois Info Snack

Freeport is the county seat and largest city of Stephenson County, Illinois. The population was 25,638 at the 2010 census, and the mayor of Freeport is Jodi Miller, elected in 2017. Freeport is known for hosting the second Lincoln-Douglas debate of 1858, and as "Pretzel City, USA", named after the heritage of its Germanic settlers in the 1850s and the Billerbeck Bakery pretzel company that started as a result of their arrival. Freeport High School's mascot is the Pretzel to honor this unique heritage.
Population
24,300
Unemployment
10.5%
Poverty
19.8%
Median Home
$73,400
Median Income
$39,419
Median Rent
$642

Freeport, IL Photos

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Map Of Freeport, IL

Population over time in Freeport

Year Population % Change
2017 24,300 -1.0%
2016 24,537 -1.0%
2015 24,784 -0.8%
2014 24,973 -1.0%
2013 25,225 -0.6%
2012 25,389 -0.5%
2011 25,529 -0.5%
2010 25,666 -0.1%
2009 25,686 -
Crime/100k Freeport IL USA
Violent Crime 205.1 404.1 368.9
Murder 4.2 6.9 5.0
Robbery 29.3 111.5 86.2
Aggravated Assault 87.9 239.7 246.8
Property Crime 2394.6 1932.8 2199.5
Burglary 372.6 306.7 376.0
Larceny 1959.2 1472.3 1594.6
Car Theft 62.8 153.8 228.9

Race / Ethnicity in Freeport

White
71.9% (17,480)
African American
17.7% (4,313)
American Indian
0.1% (30)
Asian
1.2% (300)
Hawaiian
0.0% (0)
Other
0.2% (43)
Two Or More
3.8% (920)
Hispanic
5.0% (1,214)
Race Freeport IL USA
White 71.9% 61.6% 61.1%
African American 17.7% 14.0% 12.3%
American Indian 0.1% 0.1% 0.7%
Asian 1.2% 5.3% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.0% 0.0% 0.2%
Other 0.2% 0.2% 0.2%
Two Or More 3.8% 1.8% 2.4%
Hispanic 5.0% 17.0% 17.8%

Household Income For Freeport, Illinois

Less than $10,000
9.5% (231,280)
$10,000 to $14,999
6.9% (167,479)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.5% (426,008)
$25,000 to $34,999
10.8% (261,409)
$35,000 to $49,999
17.0% (412,938)
$50,000 to $74,999
15.9% (386,132)
$75,000 to $99,999
10.1% (246,345)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.5% (181,878)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.9% (69,339)
$200,000 or more
1.9% (47,186)
Income Freeport IL USA
Less than $10,000 9.5% 6.5% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 6.9% 4.0% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 17.5% 8.9% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 10.8% 8.6% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 17.0% 12.0% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 15.9% 17.2% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 10.1% 12.7% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.5% 15.6% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.9% 6.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 1.9% 7.6% 7.0%

Gender in Freeport

Female
53.8% (13,065)
Male
46.2% (11,235)
Gender Freeport IL USA
Female 53.8% 50.9% 50.8%
Male 46.2% 49.1% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Freeport for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
3.0% (729)
9-12th Grade
6.0% (1,458)
High School / GED
35.0% (8,505)
Some College
28.0% (6,804)
Associate's Degree
9.0% (2,187)
Bachelor's Degree
12.0% (2,916)
Master's Degree
5.0% (1,215)
Professional Degree
1.0% (243)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (243)
Education Freeport IL USA
< 9th Grade 3.0% 5.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 6.0% 6.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 35.0% 26.0% 27.0%
Some College 28.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 9.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 12.0% 21.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 5.0% 10.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 1.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

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