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Home of L.L. Bean

Freeport is a town in Cumberland County, in the Portland metro area.

The latitude of Freeport is 43.856N. The longitude is -70.103W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,800.


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Median household income
Local
$52,023
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Freeport demographic reports
Freeport is on Casco Bay.
Former fishing and shipbuilding community

In the 1800s, fabric sent from New York and Boston was made into clothing by local piece workers.

L.L. Bean, headquartered here, began operating around the clock in 1951. Since then, the town has been overtaken by outlet stores.

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Joan Benoit Samuelson, marathon runner, Olympic medallist
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Summer Celebration of the Arts - June 30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Freeport web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Wolfe's Neck Woods State Park
Historic sites and museums: Pettengill Farm
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Quotes:
At the center of it all is the L.L. Bean store, which is huge. It is open twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. You can buy a kayak there at 3 a.m. if you want. People apparently do.
-- I'm a Stranger Here Myself
Bill Bryson

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Freeport demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cumberland County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Portland area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 04032 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Freeport residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Freeport ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Freeport was $27,724, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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38% of Freeport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Freeport include Freeport Main Street Historic District, Harraseeket Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Freeport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $513.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,214.


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Libraries in Freeport include Freeport Community Library ... View libraries

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The average commute time for Freeport workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Freeport include Best Western, Casco Bay Inn, Comfort Suites Freeport, Econo Lodge Freeport, Hampton Inn, Hilton Garden Inn Freeport, James Place Inn, Super 8.

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“ At the center of it all is the L.L. Bean store, which is huge. It is open twenty-four hours a day, 365 days a year. You can buy a kayak there at 3 a.m. if you want. People apparently do. ”
~ I'm a Stranger Here Myself
Bill Bryson

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