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Freeport, Illinois

Freeport is a city located in Stephenson County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 26,443. It is the county seat of Stephenson County6.


\nFreeport is located at 42°17'31" North, 89°37'49" West (42.292003, -89.630377)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.6 km² (11.4 mi²). 29.6 km² (11.4 mi²) of it is land and 0.09% is water.


\nAs of the
census of 2000, there are 26,443 people, 11,222 households, and 6,845 families residing in the city. The population density is 894.8/km² (2,316.9/mi²). There are 12,471 housing units at an average density of 422.0/km² (1,092.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 81.77% White, 13.81% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.97% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.00% from other races, and 2.22% from two or more races. 2.12% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 11,222 households out of which 28.4% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% are married couples living together, 12.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% are non-families. 33.7% of all households are made up of individuals and 15.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.29 and the average family size is 2.93. In the city the population is spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 87.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.8 males. The median income for a household in the city is $35,399, and the median income for a family is $43,787. Males have a median income of $35,870 versus $25,095 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,680. 13.1% of the population and 9.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.6% are under the age of 18 and 9.5% are 65 or older.