Freeport, Illinois Population 2022

23,641
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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.

Freeport Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Freeportwas:

  • White: 73.44%
  • Black or African American: 16.95%
  • Two or more races: 7.67%
  • Asian: 1.22%
  • Other race: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.22%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Freeport, Illinois is 23,641 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,973.

Freeport, Illinois Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Freeport Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Freeport Population by Race

Freeport Population Pyramid 2022

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Freeport Median Age

41.9


Total

40.5


Male

44.2


Female

Freeport Adults

There are 18,537 adults, (5,262 of whom are seniors) in Freeport.

Freeport Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

39.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Freeport Sex Ratio

Female

12,891

53.87%

Male

11,039

46.13%

Freeport Population by Age

Freeport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Freeport Household Types

58.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Freeport Households and Families

2.71

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

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Freeport Households by Type

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Freeport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Freeport Educational Attainment by Race

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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%.

Freeport Educational Attainment by Race

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$30,876

Average Earnings

$40,160

Average Male

$26,644

Average Female

Freeport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Freeport Language by Age

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Freeport Language

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.

Freeport Language

Freeport Poverty by Race

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21.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.80%

Male Poverty Rate

21.33%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Freeport

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%.

Freeport Poverty

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Freeport Poverty Rate by Education

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Freeport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Freeport Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Freeport Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

42.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.3%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Freeport Married by Age and Sex

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Freeport Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Freeport Marital Status by Race

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Freeport Marital Status

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1,572

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Freeport Veterans by War

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Freeport Veterans by Age

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Freeport Veterans by Race

Freeport Veterans by Education

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10.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

44.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Freeport Veterans by Education

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57.9%

Labor Force Participation

51.2%

Employment Rate

9.6%

Unemployment Rate

Freeport Employment by Age

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Freeport Employment by Race

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Freeport Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.01%

Born in Freeport

97.41%

Native Born

2.59%

Foreign Born

0.96%

Non Citizen

1.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Freeport Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Freeport Population by Year