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A+ Freeport Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A- Freeport Cost of Living Cost of living is 18% lower than Illinois
8119% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Freeport cost of living
C Freeport Crime Total crime is 48% higher than Illinois
Total crime
3,63332% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2832% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
25%Year over year crime is up
Freeport crime
F Freeport Employment Household income is 40% lower than Illinois
Median household income
$35,55236% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,85327% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%58% higher than the US average
Freeport employment
C+ Freeport Housing Home value is 57% lower than Illinois
Median home value
$75,40059% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$61136% lower than the US average
Home ownership
59%8% lower than the US average
Freeport real estate or Freeport rentals
F Freeport Schools HS graduation rate is 4% lower than Illinois
High school grad. rates
81%2% lower than the US average
School test scores
16%67% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Freeport K-12 schools or Freeport colleges

Living in Freeport, IL

Freeport is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Illinois. The city has a population of 24,784 inhabitants. If we look at the most recent Census, Freeport is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and Asian. Not a fan of sitting in traffic? One big advantage of living in Freeport is the reasonable commute times to work. With an average one way commute time of 18 minutes, getting to work is faster than the national average of 26 minutes.

Without the right tools, moving to any new city can be very stressful and challenging. Living in Freeport, Illinois could be a good experience for anyone who puts in the effort to do the research required. With useful information like cost of living, education, employment, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Freeport and in the areas around Freeport is a much easier task.

Using data and statistics Freeport has received a livability score of 68/100. This score is ranked in the 54th percentile when compared to all other cities. If we explore each of the categories on their own, we see that Freeport ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (B-) and cost of living (A-). On a less positive note, Freeport does not have favorable ranks for the following: weather (F), education (F) and employment (F). If we take a look at the data, we can find out why.

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Freeport on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Freeport: Krape City Park, Little Cubs Field, and Jane Addams Recreation Trail.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Freeport is actually affordable. Median real estate prices in Freeport come in at $75,400, which is 56.9% lower than the Illinois average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Freeport, the home price to income ratio is 2.1, which is 30% lower than the Illinois average.

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Freeport, IL: A Cost-Effective Rural Life

Freeport, Illinois is a quaint rural city located just a few hours outside of Chicago and only an hour or so away from Iowa. Freeport is more of a rural community and thus isn't very big on nightlife or shopping. The qualities of Freeport, however, are found in the less expensive housing market with much cheaper property taxes than what you would find in the immediate Chicago area. Freeport is a tightly-knit community with annual festivals and plenty of things to do year-round, but especially in the summer. It is worth noting that Freeport has had a recent increase in petty crime, however the local police are doing the best they can to subdue this increase as quickly as possible.

The weather in the Freeport area is comparable to the rest of the Midwest with cold and snowy winters and hot/humid summers. Of course, the most pleasant season is autumn with the beautifully colored trees and the harvests of local farms that help keep the town's economy alive.
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Source: The Freeport, IL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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