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Overview

Introduction to Freeport, New York

Freeport, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles SE of Hempstead, New York and 21 miles E of New York, New York. The people of the village are in the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan area.

Freeport History

The area now known as Freeport was originally occupied by the Meroke Indians. The village adopted its present name in 1853. This name was chosen becuase the port did not charge customs fees to ships during the colonial days. Freeport became a center for commercial oystering after the Civil War. The village was incorporated in 1892 and a municipal electric utility was established in 1898.

Freeport and nearby Attractions

  • Jones Beach State Park
  • African American Museum
  • Cow Meadow Park and Preserve
  • Adventureland Amusement Park
  • Brooklyn Children's Museum
  • Bronx Zoo

Things To Do In Freeport

While staying in Freeport, you can visit the Waterfront Park, Northeast Park, Randall Memorial Park, Martin Luther King Park and Northwest Park. You can also opt for a daytrip to the Cow Meadow Park and Preserve or to the Adventureland Amusement Park.

Freeport Transportation

International flights are available from John F. Kennedy International Airport.

Freeport Higher Education

Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and Adelphi University are nearby.

People

Total Population 43,251
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 20,638
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 38.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.4%
Median Earnings25+ $38,840
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,696
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,665

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,240
% Above Poverty Level 86.2%
% Below Poverty Level 13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6%
% Using Public Transportation 14.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,360
Median House Value $312,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 63%
US/American 0.3%
English 1.7%
Irish 6.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Freeport Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11520
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.657
Longitude -73.583

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 WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 4.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station NEW YORK AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance 21.4 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 39 F
Apr Temp 45 to 60 F
Jul Temp 70 to 85 F
Oct Temp 50 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baldwin Harbor 7,724 $115,625

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Freeport Public Libraries

Library
Freeport Memorial Library
144 WEST MERRICK ROAD
Freeport, New York
(516) 379-3274

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Freeport High Schools

FREEPORT HS
50 S BROOKSIDE AVE
516-867-5305
Serves 2,204 students.

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