Profile for Freeport, Maine, ME
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Home of L.L. Bean
Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, in the Portland metro area.
The latitude of Freeport is 43.856N. The longitude is -70.103W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,800.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Freeport demographic reports
Freeport is on Casco Bay.
Former fishing and shipbuilding community
In the 1800s, fabric sent from New York and Boston was made into clothing by local piece workers.
L.L. Bean, headquartered here, began operating around the clock in 1951. Since then, the town has been overtaken by outlet stores.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Joan Benoit Samuelson, marathon runner, Olympic medallist
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Summer Celebration of the Arts - June 30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Freeport web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Historic sites and museums: Pettengill Farm
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
At the center of it all is the L.L. Bean store, which is huge. It is open twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. You can buy a kayak there at 3 a.m. if you want. People apparently do.
-- I'm a Stranger Here Myself
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Ancestry & family history
9% of Freeport residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Freeport ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Freeport was $27,724, compared with $21,587 nationally.
38% of Freeport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Freeport festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Summer Celebration of the Arts - J
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Freeport include Freeport Main Street Historic District, Harraseeket Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Freeport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $513. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,214.
Libraries in Freeport include Freeport Community Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Freeport workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Freeport include Best Western, Casco Bay Inn, Comfort Suites Freeport, Econo Lodge Freeport, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn Freeport, James Place Inn, Super 8.
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“ At the center of it all is the L.L. Bean store, which is huge. It is open twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. You can buy a kayak there at 3 a.m. if you want. People apparently do. ”
~ I'm a Stranger Here Myself
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