Freeport is a city located in Stephenson County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Stephenson County. With a 2020 population of 23,641, it is the 99th largest city in Illinois and the 1971st largest city in the United States. Freeport is currently declining at a rate of -0.70% annually and its population has decreased by -1.38% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,973 in 2020. Spanning over 12 miles, Freeport has a population density of 2,029 people per square mile.
The average household income in Freeport is $53,326 with a poverty rate of 21.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $669 per month, and the median house value is $67,500. The median age in Freeport is 41.6 years, 40.1 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Freeportwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 38.89%.
96.04% of Freeport residents speak only English, while 3.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.87% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Freeport is Black, with 39.79% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Freeport is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.62%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.20%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Freeport
97.41% of Freeport residents were born in the United States, with 73.01% having been born in Illinois. 0.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.