Freeport, Illinois Population 2024

22,917

Freeport is a city located in Stephenson County Illinois. Freeport has a 2024 population of 22,917. It is also the county seat of Stephenson County.Freeport is currently declining at a rate of -1.07% annually and its population has decreased by -4.08% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 23,892 in 2020.

The average household income in Freeport is $61,264 with a poverty rate of 18.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Freeport is 43.4 years, 41.2 years for males, and 45.7 years for females.

Freeport Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Freeport was:

  • White: 73.5%
  • Black or African American: 14.02%
  • Two or more races: 9.71%
  • Asian: 1.48%
  • Other race: 1.03%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
11.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,966.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-4.08% (-975)
The current population of Freeport, Illinois is 22,917 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 23,892.

Freeport, Illinois Population 2024

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Freeport Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,55473.5%
Black or African American3,34814.02%
Two or more races2,3209.71%
Asian3531.48%
Other race2451.03%
Native American640.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Freeport Population by Race

Freeport Population Pyramid 2024

Freeport Median Age

43.4

Total

41.2

Male

45.7

Female

Freeport Adults

There are 18,821 adults, (5,464 of whom are seniors) in Freeport.

Freeport Age Dependency

78.8

Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Freeport Sex Ratio

Female12,60152.76%
Male11,28347.24%

Freeport Population by Age

Freeport Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All10,9052.1356.943.1
Non Family4,9711.1545.754.3
Married3,8932.7975.524.5
Female1,4603.194357
Male5813.386337
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2.78

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

56.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Freeport Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Freeport Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Freeport Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 93.49%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 35.65%.

Freeport Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,306

Average Earnings

$40,050

Average Male

$29,940

Average Female

Freeport Earnings by Educational Attainment

Freeport Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Freeport Language

95.95% of Freeport residents speak only English, while 4.05% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.55% of the population.

Freeport Language

Freeport Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White16,3352,12713.02%
Black3,2491,37742.38%
Multiple2,24744519.8%
Hispanic1,38220414.76%
Asian35311231.73%
Other2458936.33%
Native642132.81%
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18.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.14%

Male Poverty Rate

18.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Freeport

The race most likely to be in poverty in Freeport is Black, with 42.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Freeport is White, with 13.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.72%.

Freeport Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.63%
High School17.66%
Some College17.61%
Bachelors or Greater2.7%
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Freeport Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed49.1%
Male Unemployed33.46%
Female Employed9.22%
Male Employed7.78%
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Freeport Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Freeport Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Freeport Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Freeport Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Freeport Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Freeport Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,405

Number of Veterans

1,351

Male Veterans

54

Female Veterans

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Freeport Veterans by War

count

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Freeport Veterans by Age

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Freeport Veterans by Race

Freeport Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

45.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Freeport Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.6%

Labor Force Participation

53%

Employment Rate

6.5%

Unemployment Rate

Freeport Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Freeport Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Freeport Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.02%

Born in Freeport

96.92%

Native Born

3.08%

Foreign Born

1.44%

Non Citizen

1.64%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.92% of Freeport residents were born in the United States, with 74.02% having been born in Illinois. 1.44% 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: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202921,677-248-1.13%
202821,925-248-1.12%
202722,173-248-1.11%
202622,421-248-1.09%
202522,669-248-1.08%
202422,917-248-1.07%
202323,165-248-1.06%
202223,413-248-1.05%
202123,661-231-0.97%
202023,8921450.61%
201923,747-188-0.79%
201823,935-172-0.71%
201724,107-284-1.16%
201624,391-102-0.42%
201524,493-325-1.31%
201424,818-235-0.94%
201325,053-141-0.56%
201225,194-244-0.96%
201125,438-179-0.7%
201025,617-826-3.12%
200026,4436032.33%
199025,840-426-1.62%
198026,266-1,470-5.3%
197027,7361,1084.16%
196026,6284,16118.52%
195022,4671010.45%
194022,3663211.46%
193022,0452,37612.08%
192019,6692,10211.97%
191017,5674,30932.5%
190013,2583,06930.12%
189010,1891,67319.65%
18808,5166277.95%
18707,8892,51346.74%
18605,376
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Freeport Population by Year