Freeport, Illinois Population 2021

23,433
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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 23,433, it is the 100th largest city in Illinois and the 1642nd largest city in the United States . Freeport is currently declining at a rate of -0.72% annually and its population has decreased by -8.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,638 in 2010. Freeport reached it's highest population of 27,736 in 1970. Spanning over 12 miles, Freeport has a population density of 2,011 people per square mile.

The average household income in Freeport is $53,326 with a poverty rate of 17.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $653 per month, and the median house value is $72,100. 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 Freeport was:

  • White: 75.58%
  • Black or African American: 17.16%
  • Two or more races: 5.19%
  • Asian: 1.36%
  • Other race: 0.49%
  • Native American: 0.23%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Freeport, Illinois is 23,433 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 23,946.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 25,638.

Freeport, Illinois Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202143,900-299-0.68%
202044,199-299-0.68%
201944,498-299-0.67%
201844,797-200-0.45%
201744,997-506-1.12%
201645,503-165-0.36%
201545,668-601-1.32%
201446,269-402-0.87%
201346,671-215-0.46%
201246,886-437-0.93%
201147,323-283-0.60%
201047,6060.00%

Freeport Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,22975.58%
Black or African American4,13917.16%
Two or More Races1,2515.19%
Asian3271.36%
Some Other Race1180.49%
American Indian and Alaska Native550.23%
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Freeport Population by Race

Freeport Population Pyramid $2021

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Freeport Median Age

41.6


Total

40.1


Male

44.2


Female

Freeport Adults

There are 18,531 adults, (5,226 of whom are seniors) in Freeport.

Freeport Age Dependency

81.3

Age Dependency Ratio

39.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42

Child Dependency Ratio

Freeport Sex Ratio

Female

13,038

54.06%

Male

11,081

45.94%

Freeport Population by Age

Freeport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Freeport Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.3%10.7%
All58.6%41.4%
Non Family44.6%55.4%
Male38.4%61.6%
Female34.3%65.7%

58.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Freeport Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,8242.1658.6
Non Family4,5191.1144.6
Married3,9052.7589.3
Female1,8953.2434.3
Male5052.9938.4

2.8

Average Family Size

2.16

Average Household Size

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Freeport Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4882.94%
9th to 12th Grade1,0776.48%
High School Graduate5,59633.68%
Some College4,70428.32%
Associates Degree1,68210.12%
Bachelors Degree2,07412.48%
Graduate Degree9925.97%
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Freeport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Freeport Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,98612,0602,746
Black2,5062,078153
Hispanic64149372
2+ Races256256
Asian21516979
Other Race944435
Native American1717

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 37.23%.

Freeport Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,982$39,068$25,003
Less Than 9th Grade$17,781$20,000$16,715
High School Graduate$24,087$32,279$19,323
Some College$27,904$37,080$25,394
Bachelors Degree$36,094$49,583$32,490
Graduate Degree$68,203$73,000$54,167

$28,982

Average Earnings

$39,068

Average Male

$25,003

Average Female

Freeport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Freeport Language by Age

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Freeport Language

95.33% of Freeport residents speak only English, while 4.67% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.37% of the population.

Freeport Language

Freeport Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,4732,17513.20%
Black4,0621,25330.85%
Multiple1,20036630.50%
Hispanic1,37430622.27%
Asian3276720.49%

17.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.30%

Male Poverty Rate

17.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Freeport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Freeport is Black, with 30.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Freeport is White, with 13.20% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.02%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.76%.

Freeport Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.31%
High School19.63%
Some College10.33%
Bachelors or Greater3.85%

Freeport Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed61.55%
Male Unemployed29.51%
Female Employed8.43%
Male Employed6.94%

Freeport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Freeport Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,975$53,326
Families$49,829$66,011
Married Families$69,482-
Non Families$23,769$33,375
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Income by Household Type

Freeport Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

43.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.2%

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 55-64, 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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1,771

Number of Veterans

1,524

Male Veterans

247

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam649
First Gulf War258
Second Gulf War194
Korea189
World War II71

Freeport Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+517
55 to 64462
65 to 74427
35 to 54279
18 to 3486

Freeport Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,50610.20%
Black2388.02%
Other Race1617.02%
2+ Races112.72%
Hispanic81.06%

Freeport Veterans by Race

Freeport Veterans by Education

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12.63%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Freeport Veterans by Education

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59.5%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

10.5%

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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73.60%

Born in Freeport

96.83%

Native Born

3.17%

Foreign Born

1.11%

Non Citizen

2.06%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.83% of Freeport residents were born in the United States, with 73.60% having been born in Illinois. 1.11% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202123,433-171-0.72%
202023,604-171-0.72%
201923,775-171-0.71%
201823,946-120-0.50%
201724,066-280-1.15%
201624,346-100-0.41%
201524,446-325-1.31%
201424,771-233-0.93%
201325,004-141-0.56%
201225,145-245-0.96%
201125,390-183-0.72%
201025,573-870-0.33%
200026,4436030.23%
199025,840-426-0.16%
198026,266-1,470-0.54%
197027,7361,1080.41%
196026,6284,1611.71%
195022,4671010.05%
194022,3663210.14%
193022,0452,3761.15%
192019,6692,1021.14%
191017,5674,3092.85%
190013,2583,0692.67%
189010,1891,6731.81%
18808,5166270.77%
18707,8892,5133.91%
18605,3760.00%

Freeport Population by Year