Freeport, IL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Freeport, Illinois - Basic Facts

The City of Freeport had a population of 24,733 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Freeport, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 24,733
Population in Households 24,018
Population in Familes 17,952
Population in Group Qrtrs 715
Population Density2 2,103
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $40,371
Average Household Income $54,704
Per Capita Income $24,063


Total Housing Units 12,371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,291 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,441 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,639 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $89,391
Average Home Value $112,313


Total Households 10,732
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 6,117
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.43% -0.54%
Households -0.33% -0.44%
Families -0.55% -0.61%
Median Household Income   3.13%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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, 2018 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 # 95 93rd
Population Density # 249 82nd
Diversity Index # 192 86th
Median Household Income # 1198 13th
Per Capita Income # 1034 24th

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