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Freeport, Illinois

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Welcome to Freeport ...

The city of Freeport is located in Stephenson County and is the County Seat for Stephenson County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Freeport has a population of 24,091 people<1> (see below for details).

Freeport was established in 1838.

The community of Freeport is 800 feet [244 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Freeport lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Freeport: (815) and (779)<3>

The ZIP code for Freeport: 61032<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Freeport had a population of 25,638 people (or 53.74% of the total population of Stephenson County). This makes Freeport the county's most populous community.

The population of Freeport represents 0.2% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 85th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 25,638 people, the population of Freeport decreased 3.04% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 26,443 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Freeport had an population of 24,091 people. This is a decrease of 6.03% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.89% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Freeport.

Communities near Freeport ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Freeport and not the distance if you drove it.<5>.

Community   2017
Durand   [Map]   1,400   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Forreston   [Map]   1,362   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Lanark   [Map]   1,354   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lena   [Map]   2,750   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Mount Morris   [Map]   2,826   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Pecatonica   [Map]   2,102   E   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Freeport.

Communities Also Named Freeport ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 25 communities that are also named Freeport - they are located in Alabama, California, Florida, Indiana (2), Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York (2), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Texas (2), Virginia, Washington and West Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Freeport.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Freeport. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Freeport. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Freeport. Our list includes 38 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Freeport:

Websites for Freeport ...

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Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Freeport ...

Looking for more information about Freeport? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Freeport, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Freeport.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Freeport. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Freeport.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Freeport - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (779) is an overlay for area code (815). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Freeport.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Freeport). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Freeport or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Freeport. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Freeport) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Freeport. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Freeport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freeport. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2895, Longitude: -89.6355     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Freeport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Freeport.


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