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Population in 2012: 25,185 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.8%
 

Males: 11,864  (47.1%)
Females: 13,321  (52.9%)

Median resident age:  41.3 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip codes: 61032.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $36,350 (it was $35,399 in 2000)
Freeport:

$36,350
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,038

Freeport city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $71,977 (it was $67,700 in 2000)
Freeport:

$71,977
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $100,544; Detached houses: $95,563; Townhouses or other attached units: $143,834; In 2-unit structures: $69,963; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $85,071; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $70,082; Mobile homes: $156,027

Median gross rent in 2012: $598.

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  • White alone - 19,531 (76.5%)
  • Black alone - 3,871 (15.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1,029 (4.0%)
  • Two or more races - 842 (3.3%)
  • Asian alone - 211 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 31 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 14 (0.05%)

Races in Freeport detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Freeport: 78.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (30.5%), Irish (9.1%), United States (7.5%), English (6.8%), Dutch (3.9%), French (2.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/07/1882

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 11.4 square miles.

Population density: 2,207 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Freeport:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 14.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Freeport city:

  • Never married: 29.7%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 13.9%

761 residents are foreign born (0.5% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:  3.0%
Illinois:  13.9%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there were 98 registered sex offenders living in Freeport, Illinois as of November 28, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Freeport to the number of sex offenders is 257 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,156 (2.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,677 (2.1%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rockford, IL (28.7 miles , pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Madison, WI (55.4 miles , pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (104.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Cedarville, IL (2.4 miles ), Ridott, IL (2.8 miles) , Dakota, IL (2.9 miles ), German Valley, IL (3.1 miles ), Pearl City, IL (3.2 miles ), Shannon, IL (3.3 miles ), Lena, IL (3.4 miles ), Rock City, IL (3.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 36 buildings, average cost: $123,500
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 1999: 19 buildings, average cost: $147,600
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $118,900
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2002: 15 buildings, average cost: $144,000
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2004: 32 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2005: 18 buildings, average cost: $156,300
  • 2006: 7 buildings, average cost: $169,500
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $112,900
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $140,000
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 89.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,521 (+13.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,851 (73.3%)

Area code: 815

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Crime rates in Freeport by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 1000100320002
per 100,000 3.80.00.00.03.90.00.011.98.10.00.00.07.8
Rapes 23242525162718171712565
per 100,000 87.090.894.596.461.9104.870.367.368.648.820.623.319.6
Robberies 30383333121618151915292514
per 100,000 113.5143.7124.8127.346.462.170.359.476.760.9119.597.254.7
Assaults 1071507878558182665440152016
per 100,000 404.6567.3295.0300.8212.6314.3320.2261.3218.0162.561.877.862.6
Burglaries 260253281281168161206239234324238243221
per 100,000 983.2956.81062.71083.7649.5624.7804.3946.4944.71316.3980.4945.0864.3
Thefts 1,3391,3971,3971,3978328731,218871777817633724712
per 100,000 5063.75283.15283.15387.83216.53387.54755.63449.03137.03319.12607.42815.52784.4
Auto thefts 16161515510746151097
per 100,000 60.560.556.757.919.338.827.315.824.260.941.235.027.4
Arson 52266545314664
per 100,000 18.983.222.723.119.315.519.511.94.016.324.723.315.6
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 475.8520.5469.7479.0293.9353.2396.3358.8336.5324.7244.7248.9238.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Freeport detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 68 (50 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.94
Illinois average:

2.78

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Freeport, Illinois accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.4%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +202 (+0.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Freeport-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 127% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 50.2 miles away from the Freeport city center killed 9 people and injured 200 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/21/1967, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.7 miles away from the city center killed 24 people and injured 450 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Freeport-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 68.7 miles away from the city center
On 9/2/1999 at 16:17:29, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.8 miles away from Freeport center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stephenson County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Ken Behring - Real estate developer, Calista Flockhart - (born 1964), actor, Charles J. Guiteau - (1841-1882), assassin of the President James Garfield, Clare Winger Harris - Writer, Frederick H. Buttel - Sociologist, Gerald McClellan - Boxer, Howard Zehr - Academic, Jimmie Mattern - Aviator, Kim Hughes (basketball) - Basketball player and coach, Preston Pearson - Player of football.

Main business address for: NEWELL RUBBERMAID INC (PLASTICS PRODUCTS, NEC).


Hospitals/medical centers in Freeport:

  • DAVITA - FREEPORT DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1028 KUNKLE BOULEVARD)
  • FHN HOME HEALTHCARE AND HOSPICE (Hospital, 773 W LINCOLN SUITE 403)
  • FHN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 1045 WEST STEPHENSON STREET)
  • FREEPORT TERRACE (Hospital, 2942 HIGHLANDVIEW DRIVE)
  • RIDGE TERRACE (Hospital, 2911 HIGHLANDVIEW DRIVE)
  • F H N MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 1045 WEST STEVENSON)
  • FREEPORT REHAB AND HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 900 SOUTH KIWANIS DRIVE)
  • MANOR COURT OF FREEPORT (Nursing Home, 2170 WEST NAVAJO DRIVE)
  • PROVENA ST JOSEPH CENTER (Nursing Home, 659 EAST JEFFERSON STREET)
  • STEPHENSON NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, 2946 SOUTH WALNUT ROAD)

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Local government website: www.ci.freeport.il.us

College/University in Freeport:

  • Highland Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,269; Location: 2998 W Pearl City Rd; Public; Website: www.highland.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Freeport:

  • Rock Valley College (about 33 miles; Rockford, IL; Full-time enrollment: 3,903)
  • Ashford University (about 43 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 46,717)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 46 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 2,421)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 51 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,548)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 54 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 6,352)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 55 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 8,846)
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison (about 56 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 37,050)

Public high schools in Freeport:

Private high school in Freeport:

  • AQUIN CATHOLIC JR SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 158; Location: 1419 S GALENA AVE; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Freeport:

Private elementary/middle schools in Freeport:

  • AQUIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 215; Location: 202 W PLEASANT ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 184; Location: 1964 W PEARL CITY RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • OPEN BIBLE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 169; Location: 3800 W STEPHENSON ST; Grades: PK - 4)
  • TRI-COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 124; Location: 2900 LORAS DR; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Freeport, School District: FREEPORT SCHOOL DISTRICT 145

Library in Freeport:

  • FREEPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,365,908; Location: 100 EAST DOUGLAS STREET; 116,699 books; 6,809 audio materials; 8,482 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 17 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 278 print serial subscriptions; 25 electronic serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • New library address: 100 E. Douglaas Street

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Notable locations in Freeport: Freeport Country Club (A), Freeport Raceway (B), Park Hills Golf Course (C), Wallace Yards (D), Freeport Fire Department Station 2 (E), Freeport City Hall (F), Freeport Public Library (G), Stephenson County Courthouse (H), Freeport Fire Department Station 1 (I), Freeport Rural Fire Protection District Ambulance Service (J), Freeport Fire Department Station 3 (K), Saint Vincent Childrens Home (L), Freeport Rural Fire Protection District Station 1 (M), Saint Josephs Home for the Aged (N), Stephenson County Historical Museum (O), Stephenson County Jail (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: West Avenue Shopping Center (1), Bavarian Village Shopping Center (2), Crestwood Shopping Center (3), Lincoln Shopping Center (4), Meadows Shopping Center (5), Park Plaza Shopping Center (6), Southwest Plaza Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Freeport include: Open Bible Church (A), Prince of Peace Lutheran Church (B), Bethany United Church of Christ (C), Bethel Baptist Church (D), Church of Christ (E), Church of God in Christ (F), Church of the Brethren (G), Embury United Methodist Church (H), Evangelical Church of God in Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakland Freeport Cemetery (1), County Home Cemetery (2), Saint Joseph Cemetery (3), Saint Marys Cemetery (4), Freeport City Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Freeport include: Stephenson County Fairgrounds (1), Taylor Park (2), Third Ward Park (3), Read Park (4), Freeport Prairie Nature Preserve (5), Bidwell Park (6), Krape Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Freeport Park District - Historical Museum (1440 South Carroll Avenue) (1), City of Freeport - Park District- Museum (1440 South Carroll Avenue) (2), Freeport Arts Center (Museums; 121 North Harlem Avenue) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express (1551 S Sleezer Home Rd) (1), Country Inn-Stes Freeport (1710 Dirck Drive) (2), Freeport Knights Inn (1156 W Galena Ave) (3), Amerihost Inn & Suites (1060 Riverside Dr) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Stephenson County - Courts-Circuit- Court Administration (15 North Galena Avenue Suite 7) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Stephenson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Freeport that have no violations reported:

  • THE RAFTERS (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST PAULS (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PARK HILLS GOLF COURSE (122192) HOUSE (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FREEPORT STEPHENSON CONVENTION (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • GERMAN VALLEY CHRISTIAN REFORM (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RICHS ROADHOUSE (Population served: 100, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FINNUCANS PUB (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SALEM UCC CHURCH (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • RIDOTT CORNERS TAP (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WOLF HOLLOW GOLF COURSE (Population served: 70, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.9%
(13.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.0% for Black residents, 54.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.6% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 73.0% for other race residents, 51.4% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  58.0%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.2%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Freeport, IL

People in group quarters in Freeport in 2010:

  • 468 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 108 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 58 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 49 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 19 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 16 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

People in group quarters in Freeport in 2000:

  • 460 people in nursing homes
  • 107 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 88 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Freeport compared to Illinois state average:

Freeport, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.


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Banks with most branches in Freeport (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Freeport Branch, Galena Avenue Branch, South West Plaza Branch. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Fifth Third Bank: Freeport West Avenue Qs Branch, Freeport Motor Bank, Freeport. Info updated 2009/10/05: Bank assets: $114,540.4 mil, Deposits: $89,689.1 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1378 total offices, Holding Company: Fifth Third Bancorp
  • State Bank: at 1718 South Dirck Drive, branch established on 1999/05/24; Messenger Service at 1718 South Dirck Drive, branch established on 2010/11/01. Info updated 2007/01/10: Bank assets: $217.4 mil, Deposits: $176.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Foresight Financial Group, Inc.
  • Union Savings Bank: at 223 West Stephenson Street, branch established on 1883/01/01; 715 W South St Branch at 715 West South Street, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $170.5 mil, Deposits: $145.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Union Bancshares, Mhc
  • Midwest Community Bank: at 510 Park Crest Drive, branch established on 1966/08/22; Freeport Facility at 1725 South West Avenue, branch established on 1983/05/25. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $208.0 mil, Deposits: $185.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Freeport Bancshares, Inc.
  • Kent Bank: Freeport Branch at 996 West Fairview Road, branch established on 1992/01/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $88.0 mil, Deposits: $76.9 mil, headquarters in Kent, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: High Point Financial Services, Inc.
  • Midland States Bank: Freeport Branch at 1753 South West Avenue, branch established on 2004/03/29. Info updated 2010/10/19: Bank assets: $1,510.0 mil, Deposits: $1,222.1 mil, headquarters in Effingham, IL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Midland States Bancorp, Inc.
  • Woodforest National Bank: Freeport Walmart Branch at 2545 Il Route 26 South, branch established on 2007/12/03. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions) (Amended And
  • Citizens State Bank: Freeport Branch at 1525 South Forest Road, branch established on 2008/12/01. Info updated 2009/10/02: Bank assets: $217.4 mil, Deposits: $187.0 mil, headquarters in Lena, IL, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: First Lena Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Freeport, Illinois:

  • West Motel, 2084 W Galena Ave, Freeport, IL 61032 , Phone: (815) 232-4188
  • Town House Motel, 1156 W Galena Ave, Freeport, IL 61032 , Phone: (815) 232-2191
  • Super 8 Motel Freeport, 1649 Willard Dr, Freeport, IL 61032 , Phone: (815) 232-8880, Fax: (815) 232-8907
  • Hampton Inn, 109 S Galena Ave, Freeport, IL 61032 , Phone: (815) 233-7100, Fax: (815) 232-7144
  • Travelodge Inn & Suites, 1300 E South St, Freeport, IL 61032 , Phone: (815) 297-9700, Fax: (815) 297-9701
  • Countryside Motel, 1535 W Galena Ave, Freeport, IL 61032
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1060 Riverside Dr, Freeport, IL 61032 , Phone: (815) 599-8510, Fax: (815) 599-8610
  • Country Inn And Suites By Carlson, 1710 S Dirck Dr, Freeport, IL 61032 , Phone: (815) 233-3300, Fax: (815) 233-3333
  • Super 8, 1551 S Sleezer Home Rd, Freeport, IL 61032 , Phone: (815) 232-4455, Fax: (815) 232-5252
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Freeport, Illinois

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Freeport travel time to work - commute


Freeport mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (86%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Freeport city (based on Stephenson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 58.24%
Here58.2%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Church of ChristLutheran Church
Adherents29.3%19.9%9.0%8.1%6.9%
Congregations5.5%28.8%8.2%8.2%4.1%
NameAssemblies of GodEvangelical Free Church of America Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents5.2%4.7%2.9%2.0%12.1%
Congregations1.4%6.8%1.4%4.1%31.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Here:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Stephenson County:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
This county:

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 36
Stephenson County:

7.73 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Stephenson County:

9.5%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.3%
State:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.0%
Illinois:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 4$18,077$54,2310$0
Other Government Administration 4$16,499$49,4970$0
Judicial and Legal 2$9,682$58,0920$0
Police Protection - Officers 51$223,417$52,5690$0
Police - Other 14$48,901$41,9150$0
Firefighters 47$227,502$58,0860$0
Fire - Other 1$2,976$35,7120$0
Streets and Highways 17$52,846$37,3030$0
Solid Waste Management 2$6,102$36,6120$0
Sewerage 14$50,778$43,5240$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 4$11,807$35,4210$0
Water Supply 17$63,037$44,4970$0
Local Libraries 10$36,664$43,99718$17,535
Totals for Government 187$768,288$49,30218$17,535

Freeport government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,383,000 ($54.91)
    Central Staff Services: $393,000 ($15.60)
    Libraries: $216,000 ($8.58)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $4,049,000 ($160.77)
    Police Protection: $3,625,000 ($143.93)
    Fire Protection: $2,429,000 ($96.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,032,000 ($80.68)
    Sewerage: $1,755,000 ($69.68)
    Libraries: $1,366,000 ($54.24)
    Water Utilities: $1,239,000 ($49.20)
    Regular Highways: $1,001,000 ($39.75)
    Central Staff Services: $895,000 ($35.54)
    Housing & Community Development: $354,000 ($14.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $169,000 ($6.71)
    Air Transportation: $148,000 ($5.88)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $136,000 ($5.40)
    Welfare - Other: $105,000 ($4.17)
    Financial Administration: $48,000 ($1.91)
    Health Services - Other: $33,000 ($1.31)
    General Public Buildings: $26,000 ($1.03)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $9,337,000 ($370.74)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $3,324,000 ($131.98)
    Benefit Payments: $1,766,000 ($70.12)
    Withdrawals: $32,000 ($1.27)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,058,000 ($42.01)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $105,000 ($4.17)
    Police Protection: $75,000 ($2.98)
    Libraries: $45,000 ($1.79)
    Fire Protection: $15,000 ($0.60)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,023,000 ($358.27)

Freeport government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,552,000 ($101.33)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,037,000 ($80.88)
    All Other: $407,000 ($16.16)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $951,000 ($37.76)
    From Local Government: $722,000 ($28.67)
    Local Employee Contribution: $424,000 ($16.84)
    From Other Government: $162,000 ($6.43)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $354,000 ($14.06)
    All Other: $259,000 ($10.28)
    Public Welfare: $105,000 ($4.17)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $137,000 ($5.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $732,000 ($29.06)
    Interest Earnings: $667,000 ($26.48)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,954,000 ($77.59)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $5,897,000 ($234.15)
    Highways: $1,248,000 ($49.55)
    All Other: $195,000 ($7.74)
    Health & Hospitals: $2,000 ($0.08)
  • Tax - Property: $3,090,000 ($122.69)
    NEC: $1,578,000 ($62.66)
    Public Utilities: $528,000 ($20.96)

Freeport government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $17,632,000 ($700.10)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $296,000 ($11.75)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $15,760,000 ($625.77)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,929,000 ($76.59)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $239,000 ($9.49)

Freeport government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $647,000 ($25.69)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $12,621,000 ($501.13)
    Total Other Securities: $5,812,000 ($230.77)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $16,201,000 ($643.28)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $71,000 ($2.82)

4.35% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($38,316 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Illinois average:

5.66%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Winnebago County, IL  0.93% ($38,394 average AGI)
from Jo Daviess County, IL  0.30% ($48,250)
from Ogle County, IL  0.29% ($28,204)


5.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,465 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Illinois average:

5.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Winnebago County, IL  1.03% ($40,118 average AGI)
to Jo Daviess County, IL  0.32% ($38,115)
to Cook County, IL  0.27% ($26,769)

Strongest AM radio stations in Freeport:

  • WFRL (1570 AM; 5 kW; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTJK (1380 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH BELOIT, IL; Owner: GOOD KARMA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Freeport:

  • WXXQ (98.5 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • W211AQ (90.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WFPS (92.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: MAYFAIR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQLF (102.1 FM; LENA, IL; Owner: LENA RADIO BROADCASTING)
  • WNIE (89.1 FM; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WEKZ-FM (93.7 FM; MONROE, WI; Owner: RONALD M.SPIELMAN & SCOTT THOMPSON)
  • WSEY (95.7 FM; OREGON, IL; Owner: NEWRADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • WFEN (88.3 FM; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: FAITH ACADEMY, DBA WFEN)
  • WYHY (95.3 FM; WINNEBAGO, IL; Owner: AIRPLAY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKMQ-FM (96.7 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGFB (103.1 FM; ROCKTON, IL; Owner: WRWC, Inc.)
  • WCCI (100.3 FM; SAVANNA, IL; Owner: CARROLL COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGSL (91.1 FM; LOVES PARK, IL; Owner: CHRISTIAN LIFE CENTER SCHOOL)

TV broadcast stations around Freeport:

  • WIFR (Channel 23; FREEPORT, IL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WREX-TV (Channel 13; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WREX TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WTVO (Channel 17; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WINNEBAGO TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • WFBN-LP (Channel 33; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: WEIGEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQRF-TV (Channel 39; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: QUORUM OF ROCKFORD LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Freeport fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 10
Total length: 51 meters (167ft)
Total costs: $2,199,000
Total average daily traffic: 48,150
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,954
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 52,244

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 1
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 1
  • 1960-1969: 1
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Freeport, IL

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Freeport)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 140 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Freeport, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 123 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Freeport)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 33 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Freeport)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 109
  • Hazardous Condition: 62
  • Service Call: 13
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Freeport


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Freeport, IL

Most common first names in Freeport, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert29274.0 years
John27175.1 years
William26176.2 years
Mary24079.9 years
Ruth14880.9 years
Charles14676.3 years
Dorothy14678.4 years
Margaret14382.6 years
Helen14282.2 years
George14178.1 years
Most common last names in Freeport, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller10378.3 years
Smith9375.4 years
Johnson6676.5 years
Williams5270.4 years
Jones4573.1 years
Davis4078.0 years
Brown3971.1 years
Martin3973.2 years
Anderson3880.4 years
Meyers3880.4 years
Businesses in Freeport, IL
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1Menards1
Arby's1New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike3
Baymont Inn1Penske1
Burger King1Pizza Hut2
CVS2Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
FedEx5Slumberland1
GameStop1Staples1
Goodwill4Subway3
H&R Block1Super 81
JCPenney1T-Mobile2
KFC1Taco Bell1
Kmart1U-Haul2
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular2
Lane Furniture2UPS9
Little Caesars Pizza1Vans1
Long John Silver's1Walgreens2
MasterBrand Cabinets7Walmart1
Maurices1Wendy's1
McDonald's2YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Freeport, IL


Freeport on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year (population 5,000+)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest average humidity (population 5,000+)"
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  • Michael M. Potempa (5)
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  • Wilbur Keith Moffatt (4)
  • Brian S. Potempa (3)
  • Mark A. Mantua (3)
  • Brian J. Marsh (3)

Total of 75 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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