Freeport, Illinois

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Population in 2017: 24,091 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: -8.9%
 
Males: 11,232  (46.6%)
Females: 12,859  (53.4%)
Median resident age:

43.1 years
Illinois median age:

38.0 years

Zip codes: 61032.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,473 (it was $35,399 in 2000)
Freeport:

$38,473
IL:

$62,992

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,349 (it was $18,680 in 2000)

Freeport city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $81,837 (it was $67,700 in 2000)
Freeport:

$81,837
IL:

$195,300

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $102,069; detached houses: $95,030; townhouses or other attached units: $159,643; in 2-unit structures: $105,661; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $79,565; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $185,915; mobile homes: $141,099

Median gross rent in 2017: $651.

March 2019 cost of living index in Freeport: 75.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.9%
(17.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.6% for Black residents, 22.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 37.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Freeport, IL (2017)
    • 17,42571.3%White alone
    • 4,21617.3%Black alone
    • 1,3315.4%Hispanic
    • 1,0214.2%Two or more races
    • 2811.1%Asian alone
    • 380.2%Other race alone
    • 210.09%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists, there were 117 registered sex offenders living in Freeport, Illinois as of June 01, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Freeport is 211 to 1.


Crime rates in Freeport by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(11.9)
2
(8.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(7.8)
2
(8.0)
1
(4.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.3)
1
(4.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
27
(104.8)
18
(70.3)
17
(67.3)
17
(68.6)
12
(48.8)
5
(20.6)
6
(23.3)
5
(19.6)
15
(60.3)
17
(68.9)
10
(41.2)
25
(103.3)
20
(83.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
16
(62.1)
18
(70.3)
15
(59.4)
19
(76.7)
15
(60.9)
29
(119.5)
25
(97.2)
14
(54.7)
17
(68.3)
14
(56.8)
11
(45.3)
13
(53.7)
7
(29.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
81
(314.3)
82
(320.2)
66
(261.3)
54
(218.0)
40
(162.5)
15
(61.8)
20
(77.8)
16
(62.6)
14
(56.2)
35
(141.9)
27
(111.3)
19
(78.5)
21
(87.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
161
(624.7)
206
(804.3)
239
(946.4)
234
(944.7)
324
(1,316)
238
(980.4)
243
(945.0)
221
(864.3)
111
(445.9)
127
(514.9)
166
(684.3)
146
(603.4)
89
(372.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
873
(3,388)
1,218
(4,756)
871
(3,449)
777
(3,137)
817
(3,319)
633
(2,607)
724
(2,815)
712
(2,784)
519
(2,085)
511
(2,072)
471
(1,942)
662
(2,736)
468
(1,959)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(38.8)
7
(27.3)
4
(15.8)
6
(24.2)
15
(60.9)
10
(41.2)
9
(35.0)
7
(27.4)
8
(32.1)
11
(44.6)
15
(61.8)
12
(49.6)
15
(62.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(15.5)
5
(19.5)
3
(11.9)
1
(4.0)
4
(16.3)
6
(24.7)
6
(23.3)
4
(15.6)
4
(16.1)
9
(36.5)
4
(16.5)
6
(24.8)
5
(20.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)347.6390.1353.2331.2319.6240.9245.0234.3213.2231.1199.4286.7211.2

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 65 (48 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.01
Illinois average:

2.09
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Ancestries: German (28.1%), American (15.0%), English (4.7%), Irish (3.7%), Italian (2.4%), Norwegian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 07/07/1882

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 11.4 square miles.

Population density: 2,111 people per square mile   (low).

Freeport, Illinois map

535 residents are foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:

2.2%
Illinois:

14.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,083 (2.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,985 (2.5%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 89.63 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,409 (+9.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,618 (65.4%)

Area code: 815

Distribution of median household income in Freeport, IL in 2017
Distribution of house value in Freeport, IL in 2017
Freeport satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $70,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $272,000
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Freeport, IL residents
Average permit cost in Freeport, IL
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.0%
Illinois:

4.5%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Freeport, IL
Historical housing units in Freeport, IL

Population change in the 1990s: +202 (+0.8%).
Most common industries in Freeport, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (9.8%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (11.8%)
  • Construction (9.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.1%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Health care (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.0%)
  • Educational services (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (11.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Freeport, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.2%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)

Average climate in Freeport, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Freeport, Illinois environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 31.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.1
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Freeport-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 53% 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 slightly below Illinois state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 281.0 miles away from Freeport center
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 Freeport center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 257.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 313.4 miles away from Freeport center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 280.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 268.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stephenson County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Freeport topographic map

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Freeport:

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

Airports and heliports located in Freeport:

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College/University in Freeport:

  • Highland Community College (Full-time enrollment: 1,383; 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: 6,269)
  • Ashford University (about 43 miles; Clinton, IA; FT enrollment: 73,330)
  • Kishwaukee College (about 46 miles; Malta, IL; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • Northern Illinois University (about 51 miles; Dekalb, IL; FT enrollment: 18,126)
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville (about 54 miles; Platteville, WI; FT enrollment: 7,679)
  • Edgewood College (about 55 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 2,455)
  • University of Wisconsin Colleges (about 56 miles; Madison, WI; FT enrollment: 10,019)

Public high schools in Freeport:

  • RAP FREEPORT (Students: 1,304, Location: 27 S STATE AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • FREEPORT ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCH (Students: 60, Location: 1330 S LOCUST AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 701 W MOSELEY ST, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Freeport:

  • AQUIN CATHOLIC JR SR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 154, Location: 1419 S GALENA AVE, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Freeport:

Private elementary/middle schools in Freeport:

  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 191, Location: 1964 W PEARL CITY RD, Grades: PK-8)
  • AQUIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 178, Location: 202 W PLEASANT ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • TRI-COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 96, Location: 641 W STEPHENSON ST, Grades: PK-7)
  • OPEN BIBLE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 87, Location: 3800 W STEPHENSON ST, Grades: PK-6)
See full list of schools located in Freeport

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

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Freeport: NEWELL RUBBERMAID INC (A). Display/hide its location 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

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 - Football player.

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 and their reported violations in the past:

FREEPORT CC (Population served: 115, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROUTE 20 BAR AND GRILL (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-01-2010)
SALEM UCC CHURCH (Population served: 27, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

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

  • SANDBURR FAMILY RESTAURANT (Serves WI, Population served: 106, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SULLIVANS (0144139) (Population served: 35, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
  • FREEPORT MENNONITE CHURCH (Population served: 27, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FREEPORT STEPHENSON CONVENTION (Population served: 27, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ROCK HOLLOW CONSERVATION CLUB (Population served: 27, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

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

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)
  • 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

For population 15 years and over in Freeport:

Marital status in Freeport, IL
  • Never married: 29.2%
  • Now married: 45.8%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Freeport:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Illinois average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Freeport
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Freeport, IL (based on Stephenson County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,64043
Mainline Protestant8,03331
Catholic5,2515
Black Protestant1,3669
Other2753
Orthodox151
None15,131-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 11
Stephenson County:

2.36 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.86 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

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:
This county:

9.5%
State:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.3%
State:

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

14.0%
Illinois:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Freeport:

50.0%
State:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.1%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
Freeport:

29.0
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.4%
Illinois:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.0%
Illinois:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Freeport:

35.3%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Here:

56.3%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

78.1%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Freeport, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 46$258,403$67,4090$0
Firefighters 45$240,961$64,2560$0
Police - Other 18$65,846$43,8973$3,740
Water Supply 16$71,006$53,2550$0
Streets and Highways 15$64,983$51,9860$0
Sewerage 12$49,979$49,9790$0
Local Libraries 7$27,867$47,77211$14,012
Other and Unallocable 4$15,943$47,8290$0
Other Government Administration 4$20,600$61,80014$578
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$11,846$47,3841$1,641
Fire - Other 3$17,588$70,3520$0
Solid Waste Management 2$8,000$48,0000$0
Financial Administration 2$8,374$50,2441$1,473
Natural Resources 2$8,696$52,1760$0
Judicial and Legal 2$12,028$72,1680$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 181$882,120$58,48330$21,444

Freeport government finances - Expenditure in 2013 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $4,367,000 ($181.27)
    Sewerage: $4,109,000 ($170.56)
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $8,569,000 ($355.69)
    Police Protection: $4,127,000 ($171.31)
    Regular Highways: $3,878,000 ($160.97)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,086,000 ($128.10)
    Sewerage: $2,526,000 ($104.85)
    Water Utilities: $1,678,000 ($69.65)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,578,000 ($65.50)
    Libraries: $1,153,000 ($47.86)
    Central Staff Services: $664,000 ($27.56)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $194,000 ($8.05)
    Financial Administration: $178,000 ($7.39)
    Parks and Recreation: $167,000 ($6.93)
    Air Transportation: $163,000 ($6.77)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $79,000 ($3.28)
    General Public Buildings: $79,000 ($3.28)
    Health - Other: $56,000 ($2.32)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $55,000 ($2.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,217,000 ($50.52)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $966,000 ($40.10)
    Sewerage: $510,000 ($21.17)
    Local Fire Protection: $476,000 ($19.76)
    Regular Highways: $332,000 ($13.78)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $10,355,000 ($429.83)

Freeport government finances - Revenue in 2013 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,268,000 ($177.16)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,707,000 ($70.86)
    Other: $1,415,000 ($58.74)
    Air Transportation: $99,000 ($4.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $6,000 ($0.25)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $169,000 ($7.02)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $356,000 ($14.78)
    Fines and Forfeits: $348,000 ($14.45)
    Interest Earnings: $305,000 ($12.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,962,000 ($122.95)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,387,000 ($472.67)
    Other: $971,000 ($40.31)
    Highways: $966,000 ($40.10)
  • Tax - Property: $4,727,000 ($196.21)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,725,000 ($71.60)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,271,000 ($52.76)
    Other License: $272,000 ($11.29)

Freeport government finances - Debt in 2013 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,450,000 ($1388.49)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,060,000 ($1040.22)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,556,000 ($438.17)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $7,560,000 ($313.81)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,330,000 ($304.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,165,000 ($89.87)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $230,000 ($9.55)

Freeport government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,420,000 ($557.05)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,330,000 ($304.26)

4.14% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($40,372 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.14%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Winnebago County, IL  0.84% ($34,863 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.36% ($35,059)
from Ogle County, IL  0.31% ($57,017)


4.38% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.38%
Illinois average:

5.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Winnebago County, IL  0.84% ($43,616 average AGI)
to Green County, WI  0.26% ($36,440)
to Jo Daviess County, IL  0.21% ($44,475)
Businesses in Freeport, IL
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1McDonald's2
Arby's1Menards1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Baymont Inn1Nike3
Burger King1Penske1
CVS2Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
FedEx5Slumberland1
GameStop1Staples1
Goodwill4Subway3
H&R Block1Super 81
Hilton1T-Mobile2
JCPenney1Taco Bell1
KFC1U-Haul2
Kmart1U.S. Cellular2
La-Z-Boy1UPS9
Lane Furniture2Vans1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens2
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets7Wendy's1
Maurices1YMCA1

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
See more detailed statistics of Freeport fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 96Number of bridges
  • 912ft / 278mTotal length
  • $2,870,000Total costs
  • 321,750Total average daily traffic
  • 47,616Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Freeport, IL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 81930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 71960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 351980-1989
  • 81990-1999
  • 92000-2009
  • 62010-2018
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: 186 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Freeport, IL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 29 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 39 (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: 147 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Freeport)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 19 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Freeport)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 124. The highest number of fire incidents - 178 took place in 2009, and the least - 34 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Freeport, IL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.9%), and Structure Fires (39.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Freeport, IL
    • 82143.9%Outside Fires
    • 73939.5%Structure Fires
    • 19110.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1216.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Freeport, IL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Freeport, Illinois:

  • West Motel, 2084 W Galena Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032 , Phone: (815) 232-4188
  • Super 8 Motel Freeport, 1649 Willard Dr, Freeport, Illinois 61032 , Phone: (815) 232-8880, Fax: (815) 232-8907
  • Hampton Inn, 109 S Galena Ave, Freeport, Illinois 61032 , Phone: (815) 233-7100, Fax: (815) 232-7144
  • Travelodge Inn & Suites, 1300 E South St, Freeport, Illinois 61032 , Phone: (815) 297-9700, Fax: (815) 297-9701
  • Baymont Inn & Suites, 1060 Riverside Dr, Freeport, Illinois 61032 , Phone: (815) 599-8510, Fax: (815) 599-8610
  • Country Inn And Suites By Carlson, 1710 S Dirck Dr, Freeport, Illinois 61032 , Phone: (815) 233-3300, Fax: (815) 233-3333
  • Super 8, 1551 S Sleezer Home Rd, Freeport, Illinois 61032 , Phone: (815) 232-4455, Fax: (815) 232-5252
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Freeport, Illinois
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Freeport, IL
  • 92.0%Utility gas
  • 5.5%Electricity
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Freeport, IL
  • 64.4%Utility gas
  • 34.4%Electricity
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Freeport compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 26 pilots and 28 other airmen in this city.
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