Freeport, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Freeport, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Freeport had a population of 25,288 as of July 1, 2016. Freeport ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Freeport is located at latitude 42.2895 and longitude -89.6358 in Stephenson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Freeport (see map below) encompass a land area of 11.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Stephenson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 774 feet.

The City of Freeport (GNIS ID: 2394821) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Freeport is located within Township of Freeport, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stephenson County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Freeport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Freeport, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 25,288
Population in Households 24,574
Population in Familes 18,306
Population in Group Qrtrs 714
Population Density1 2,150
Diversity Index2 47


Total Households 10,929
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 6,273
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 12,323 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,496 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,433 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,394 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $85,619
Average Home Value $104,430


Median Household Income $37,537
Average Household Income $51,123
Per Capita Income $22,410
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.22% -0.37%
Households -0.15% -0.32%
Families -0.33% -0.46%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Freeport, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Freeport to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 92 93rd
Population Density1 # 245 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 199 86th
Median Household Income # 1207 12th
Per Capita Income # 1023 25th

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