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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population43,380
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+20,726
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married38.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.8%
Median Earnings25+$40,265
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,315
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,306

Wealth

Median Family Income$82,185
% Above Poverty Level87.4%
% Below Poverty Level12.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation13.2%

Housing

People Living Alone24.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,385
Median House Value$317,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)59.6%
West Indian8%
Irish7.5%
Italian6.6%
German4.8%
Jamaican4%
Haitian2.1%
English2%
African1.5%
Polish1.3%
Trinidad Tobago1.1%
French Except Basque0.7%
Russian0.7%
Guyanese0.5%
Greek0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Barbadian0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Arab0.3%
US/American0.3%
Scottish0.2%
Austrian0.2%
British0.2%
Cape Verdean0.2%
Ethiopian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
South African0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Freeport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11520
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.65
Approximate Longitude-73.58

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 Harbor7,335$144,875
Merrick20,679$165,218
North Merrick12,436$129,758
Roosevelt16,091$82,194
South Hempstead3,044$133,482

Freeport Public Libraries

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

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Freeport Public Schools

Archer Street School
255 Archer St
ZIP: 11520
(516) 867-5250
Primary
Total Enrollment 656
Bayview Avenue School
325 W Merrick Rd
ZIP: 11520
(516) 867-5255
Primary
Total Enrollment 614
Caroline G Atkinson School
58 W Seaman Ave
ZIP: 11520
(516) 867-5270
Middle
Total Enrollment 911
Columbus Avenue School
150 N Columbus Ave
ZIP: 11520
(516) 867-5240
Primary
Total Enrollment 181
Freeport High School
50 S Brookside Ave
ZIP: 11520
(516) 867-5300
High
Total Enrollment 2186
John W Dodd Middle School
25 Pine St
ZIP: 11520
(516) 867-5286
Middle
Total Enrollment 1001
Leo F Giblyn School
450 S Ocean Ave
ZIP: 11520
(516) 867-5260
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
New Visions Elementary School
80 Raynor St
ZIP: 11520
(516) 867-5390
Primary
Total Enrollment 521

Freeport Private Schools

Children's World Montessori School
73 S Long Beach Ave
ZIP: 11520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
De La Salle School
87 Pine St
ZIP: 11520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 66
Freeport Christian Academy & Daycare
50 N Main St
ZIP: 11520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 100
Twin Oaks Country Day School
458 Babylon Tpke
ZIP: 11520
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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