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Freeport is a township in Stephenson County, in the Freeport metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Freeport. For links to other places called Freeport, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Freeport is 42.290N. The longitude is -89.634W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 807 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 26,443.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Freeport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Stephenson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 61032 ZIP code.
35% of Freeport residents report German ancestry, and 11% 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 $18,680, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Freeport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Freeport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $328. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $804.
Stephenson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Freeport political report.
The average commute time for Freeport workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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