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Overview

Introduction to Freeport, Illinois

Freeport, Illinois, in Stephenson county, is 27 miles W of Rockford, Illinois (center to center) and 101 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The city has a population of 26,443.

Freeport History

The area now known as Freeport was originally called "Winneshiek". It got its current name from the generosity of settler William "Tutty" Baker who offered a free ferry across the Pecatonica River. The name "Winneshiek" was later adopted by the Freeport Community Theatre Group and has been preserved to this day. The Stephenson County was formed in 1837 and Freeport became the seat of government in 1838.

Freeport and nearby Attractions

  • Freeport Public Library
  • Freeport Park District - Historical Museum
  • Freeport Prairie Nature Preserve
  • West Avenue Shopping Center
  • Park Hills Golf Course
  • Freeport Raceway

Things To Do In Freeport

Visitors interested in learning about the historical and cultural background of the city can visit the Freeport Public Library, the Freeport City Hall, the Stephenson County Jail, and the Stephenson County Historical Museum. There are also a number of beautiful churches and cemeteries around the city. The shopping centers provide a host of entertainment facilities to visitors. The parks are ideal for outings with family and friends.

Freeport Transportation

Greater Rockford Airport is close by.

Freeport Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by Highland Community College, Rock Valley College, and University of Wisconsin Colleges.

People

Total Population 25,225
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 20.4%
Employed Population 16+ 10,273
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 42.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17%
Median Earnings25+ $25,935
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,147
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,427

Wealth

Median Family Income $48,254
% Above Poverty Level 79.1%
% Below Poverty Level 20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.2%
Median Gross Rent $605
Median House Value $76,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 26.7%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 10.9%

Freeport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 27 miles W of Rockford, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 101 miles SW of Milwaukee, Wisconsin
County Stephenson
Standard Zip Codes 61032
Phone Area Codes 815
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.296
Longitude -89.621

Freeport Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station FREEPORT WASTE WTR PLT
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 25 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 34.7 inches
Station MOUNT CARROLL
Distance 23 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 29 F
Apr Temp 35 to 60 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 64 F
Annual Precip 37.8 inches
Station BRODHEAD
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 6 to 26 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Freeport, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Scioto Mills (61032)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cedarville 603 $65,833
Dakota 538 $52,813
German Valley 481 $67,500

Freeport Public Libraries

Library
Freeport P.l.
314 W. STEPHENSON ST.
Freeport, Illinois
(815) 233-3000

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Freeport Hospitals

FHN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1045 WEST STEPHENSON STREET
(815) 235-4131
Emergency Service: Yes

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FREEPORT HIGH SCHOOL
701 W MOSELEY ST
815-232-0400
Serves 1,351 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

FREEPORT ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCH
1330 S LOCUST
815-233-0796
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.

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206 S GALENA AVE
815-297-1041
A Non-traditional School
Serves 16 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8

FREEPORT ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCH
1330 S LOCUST
815-233-0796
A Non-traditional School
Serves 6 students.

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