Freeport, IL Population

By | January 12, 2021

Population: 26,443. Estimated population in 2021: 25,612 (-3.1% change)
Males: 12,310 (46.6%), Females: 14,133 (53.4%)

Stephenson County

Zip code: 61032

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $35,399
Median house value: $71,600

Races in Freeport:

  • White Non-Hispanic (80.9%)
  • Black (13.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.2%)
  • Hispanic (2.1%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.5%)

Ancestries: German (36.3%), Irish (11.0%), English (8.1%), United States (5.2%), Italian (3.0%), Dutch (2.9%).

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 11.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Freeport

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 17.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.3%
  • Unemployed: 8.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 16.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Freeport city

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 11.6%

2.7% Foreign born (1.2% Latin America, 1.0% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

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

Hospital/medical center in Freeport:

  • FREEPORT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (1045 WEST STEPHENSON STREET)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Freeport:

  • MONROE CLINIC INC THE (about 22 miles; MONROE, WI)
  • KATHERINE SHAW BETHEA HOSPITAL (about 33 miles; DIXON, IL)
  • CGH MEDICAL CENTER (about 34 miles; STERLING, IL)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Freeport:

  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 39 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; Abbreviation: SQI)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 39 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Abbreviation: RFD)
  • ROCK CO (about 47 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; Abbreviation: JVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Freeport:

  • ALBERTUS (about 6 miles; FREEPORT, IL; Abbreviation: FEP)
  • FREEPORT/DORNINK (about 8 miles; FREEPORT, IL; Abbreviation: C86)
  • MONROE MUNI (about 22 miles; MONROE, WI; Abbreviation: EFT)
College/University in Freeport:

  • HIGHLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 1,565; Location: 2998 W PEARL CITY RD; Public; Website: www.highland.cc.il.us)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Freeport:

  • ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE (about 44 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,200)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN COLLEGES (about 56 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 8,737)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 56 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 37,607)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 58 miles; MALTA, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,289)
  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 61 miles; MADISON, WI; Full-time enrollment: 7,914)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; DeKalb, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,477)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE (about 67 miles; PLATTEVILLE, WI; Full-time enrollment: 5,045)
Public high schools in Freeport:

  • FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,351; Location: 701 W MOSELEY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • FREEPORT ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCH (Students: 29; Location: 1330 S LOCUST; Grades: 10 – 12)
  • RAP (Students: 16; Location: 206 S GALENA AVE; Grades: 07 – 12)
  • FREEPORT ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCH (Students: 6; Location: 1330 S LOCUST; Grades: 11 – 12)
Private high schools in Freeport:

  • AQUIN CENTRAL CATHOLIC JUNIOR (Students: 183; Location: 1419 SOUTH GALENA AVENUE; Grades: 7 – 12)
  • FREEPORT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 50; Location: 2810 W PEARL CITY ROAD; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Freeport:

  • FREEPORT JR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 723; Location: 701 W EMPIRE STREET; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • CARL SANDBURG MIDDLE SCH (Students: 648; Location: 1717 W EBY ST; Grades: 05 – 06)
  • JONES FARRAR EARLY LEARNING CTR (Students: 444; Location: 1386 KIWANIS DRIVE; Grades: PK – KG)
  • BLACKHAWK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 300; Location: 1401 S BLACKHAWK AVE; Grades: 01 – 04)
  • EMPIRE ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 279; Location: 1325 W EMPIRE ST; Grades: 01 – 04)
  • CENTER ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 718 E ILLINOIS ST; Grades: 01 – 04)
  • TAYLOR PARK ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 806 E STEPHENSON ST; Grades: 01 – 04)
  • LINCOLN-DOUGLAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 215; Location: 1802 W LAUREL ST; Grades: 01 – 04)
  • SLEEZER HOME (Students: 19; Location: PO BOX 895; Grades: 07 – 11)
  • CAREER & TECH EDUC CONS (Location: 2037 WEST GALENA AVE; Grades: 00 – 00)
Private primary/middle schools in Freeport:

  • FREEPORT CATHOLIC ELMTY SCHOOL (Students: 311; Location: 202 WEST PLEASANT; Grades: PK – 6)
  • IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL (Students: 216; Location: 1964 W PEARL CITY ROAD; Grades: PK – 8)
  • TRI COUNTY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 413 WEST EMPIRE; Grades: PK – 8)
  • FIRST CHURCH OPEN BIBLE (Students: 130; Location: 3800 WEST STEPHENSON RD; Grades: PK – 2)

Libraries

Library in Freeport:

  • FREEPORT P.L. (Operating income: $1,121,199; Location: 314 W. STEPHENSON ST.; 127,962 books; 15,525 audio materials; 4,609 video materials; 448 serial subscriptions)

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