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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Freeport is a town in Illinois with a population of 24,300. Freeport is in Stephenson County. Living in Freeport offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Freeport there are a lot of parks. Many retirees live in Freeport and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$73,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$642
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    43%
  • Own
    57%
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Freeport Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    88.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.4
    6.1
  • Rape
    42.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    71.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    396.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,690.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    12.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    22%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    7%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Freeport

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$39,419
National
$55,322
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Freeport Reviews

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I grew up here in this half sleepy little town. If its nice you can go walk around Oak Dale Forest Preserve. All though out there you have to be careful because of the simple fact the there are some kind of big cats out there. People we argue that all day but I've seen the tracks!

If you have little ones you can take them too Krape Park in the heart of the town. There they have at least five different playgrounds for children of all ages! They also have baseball diamonds, Mini Golf, a newly remodeled carasel, boat rentals, a small but still beautiful waterfall with the american flag flying at the top!

But if parks are not your cup of tea then there are lots of historical land marks around Freeport (My personal favorite being the Debate Square), cozy shops, coffee shops and restaurants around town!

I know it sounds boring. and I'm not going to lie at times it is! But this is my home town and I'm proud of it!
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This is a run down town. It needs a face-lift! Many people are trying to come in and renew the town of Freeport. It has its charms, but it needs people to come in and make it the best place to live. And small business owner is sure to make a great change in the community and become a staple to the lifestyle of the community. With two high schools and many elementary schools, this town is also great for families. All types of people live in Freeport. You are sure to find the community and friends that are right for you.
Nice little town! It’s like moving back in time. Moved here to get away from the craze of city life. Bought a mini castle in need a little work for a Very affordable price. Low taxes in my area compared to city taxes or other areas. All my shopping needs close by. Good neighbors,
Good schools and nice parks around. Looks like I found what I was looking for a nice, safe place to raise a family...