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Population (year 2000): 26,443. Estimated population in July 2005: 25,612 (-3.1% change)
Males: 12,310 (46.6%), Females: 14,133 (53.4%)

Stephenson County

Zip code:

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $35,399 (year 2000)
Median house value: $71,600 (year 2000)

Freeport, IL residents, houses, and apartments details

Profiles of local businesses:
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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%).Illinois

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 11.4 square miles

Freeport,

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%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: IL Rockford, (38.5 miles pop. 150,115).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: WI Madison, (56.5 miles pop. 208,054).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: IL Chicago, (137.6 miles pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: IL (5.8 miles Cedarville, IL (9.9 miles Dakota, Ridott, IL (10.6 miles) , Valley, IL (11.8 miles German IL (12.0 miles Forreston, IL (12.1 miles Orangeville, IL (12.3 miles Shannon, City, IL (13.6 miles Pearl


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

Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 89.63 W

Area code: 815

Freeport, Illinois business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (28.6%), Educational,health and social services (21.2%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,772 (+14.3%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 8,845 (74.6%)

Crime in Freeport by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 1 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 3.8 3.8 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.8
Rapes 24 23 25 24 25 16
    per 100,000 90.8 87.0 94.5 90.8 94.5 60.5
Robberies 38 30 33 38 33 12
    per 100,000 143.7 113.5 124.8 143.7 124.8 45.4
Assaults 122 107 78 150 78 55
    per 100,000 461.4 404.6 295.0 567.3 295.0 208.0
Burglaries 282 260 281 253 281 168
    per 100,000 1066.4 983.2 1062.7 956.8 1062.7 635.3
Thefts 1,256 1,339 1,397 1,397 1,397 832
    per 100,000 4749.8 5063.7 5283.1 5283.1 5283.1 3146.4
Auto thefts 38 16 15 16 15 5
    per 100,000 143.7 60.5 56.7 60.5 56.7 18.9
451.6 429.8 424.5 476.0 424.5 255.0

Average climate in Freeport, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Freeport,

Freeport-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Illinois state average. It is 51% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/7/1984, a category 5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 52.7 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 8/5/1979, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.1 miles away from the city center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Calista Flockhart - (born 1964), actor, Charles J. Guiteau - (1841-1882), assassin of the President James Garfield, Louella Parsons - (1881-1972), gossip columnist.

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


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 certified for carrier operations nearest to Freeport:
  • WHITESIDE CO ARPT-JOS H BITTORF FLD (about 39 miles; STERLING/ROCKFALLS, IL; ID: SQI)
  • GREATER ROCKFORD (about 39 miles; ROCKFORD, IL; ID: RFD)
  • ROCK CO (about 47 miles; JANESVILLE, WI; ID: JVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Freeport:
  • ALBERTUS (about 6 miles; FREEPORT, IL; ID: FEP)
  • FREEPORT/DORNINK (about 8 miles; FREEPORT, IL; ID: C86)
  • MONROE MUNI (about 22 miles; MONROE, WI; ID: EFT)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 18 $46,696 $31,130 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 2 $8,907 $53,442 0 $0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3 $9,700 $38,800 1 $2,032
Police Protection - Officers 50 $201,988 $48,477 0 $0
Police - Other 16 $47,873 $35,904 0 $0
Local Libraries 11 $30,345 $33,103 19 $18,662
Fire - Other 1 $2,632 $31,584 0 $0
Streets and Highways 18 $59,898 $39,932 0 $0
Firefighters 47 $200,555 $51,205 0 $0
Sewerage 15 $49,640 $39,712 0 $0
Other Government Administration 3 $12,892 $51,568 6 $1,233
Financial Administration 3 $12,319 $49,276 0 $0
Solid Waste Management 2 $5,745 $34,470 0 $0
Totals for Government 189 $689,190 $43,758 26 $21,927
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/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; FT enrollment: 8,737)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON (about 56 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 37,607)
  • KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE (about 58 miles; MALTA, IL; FT enrollment: 2,289)
  • MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 61 miles; MADISON, WI; FT enrollment: 7,914)
  • NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY (about 67 miles; DeKalb, IL; FT enrollment: 19,477)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-PLATTEVILLE (about 67 miles; PLATTEVILLE, WI; FT 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)
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)

Notable locations in Freeport: Park Hills Golf Course (A), Freeport Raceway (B), Freeport Country Club (C), Wallace Yards (D), Freeport Public Library (E), Freeport City Hall (F), Saint Josephs Home for the Aged (G), Saint Vincent Childrens Home (H), Stephenson County Jail (I), Stephenson County Historical Museum (J), Stephenson County Courthouse (K), Fire Station Number 2 (L).

Shopping Centers: Lincoln Shopping Center (1), Park Plaza Shopping Center (2), Crestwood Shopping Center (3), Meadows Shopping Center (4), West Avenue Shopping Center (5), Bavarian Village Shopping Center (6), Southwest Plaza Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Freeport include: Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church (A), Second Presbyterian Church (B), Second Baptist Church (C), Saint Thomas Aquinas Church (D), Bethany United Church of Christ (E), Bethel Baptist Church (F), Saint Paul Baptist Church (G), Saint Marys Roman Catholic Church (H).

Cemeteries: Freeport City Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Saint Joseph Cemetery (3), County Home Cemetery (4), Oakland Freeport Cemetery (5).

Parks in Freeport include: Krape Park (1), Read Park (2), Bidwell Park (3), Stephenson County Fairgrounds (4), Taylor Park (5), Third Ward Park (6), Freeport Prairie Nature Preserve (7).

Post office: (A).  


Freeport compared to Illinois state average:
  • House age above state average.
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.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WISN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTSO (1070 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLMV (1480 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WTDY (1670 AM; 10 kW; MADISON, WI; Owner: MID-WEST MANAGEMENT, INC.)
  • WROK (1440 AM; 5 kW; ROCKFORD, IL; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
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)
  • WLLT (107.7 FM; POLO, IL; Owner: SAUK VALLEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
TV broadcast stations around Freeport:
  • WMSN-TV (Channel 47; MADISON, WI; Owner: WMSN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • W52BI (Channel 52; STERLING/DIXON, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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