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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 Population43,251
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+20,638
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.4%
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 Level86.2%
% Below Poverty Level13.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation14.2%

Housing

People Living Alone21.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,360
Median House Value$312,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63%
US/American0.3%
English1.7%
Irish6.9%

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

Freeport Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SE of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City21 miles E of New York, New York
CountyNassau
Standard Zip Codes11520
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude40.657
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)

StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance4.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationNEW YORK AVE V BROOKLYN
Distance21.4 miles
Jan Temp26 to 39 F
Apr Temp45 to 60 F
Jul Temp70 to 85 F
Oct Temp50 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Baldwin Harbor7,724$115,625

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

Freeport Public Libraries

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

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

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