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Freeport is a village in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.

So named because in colonial days, the port was popular with ships trying to avoid British taxes
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Freeport. For links to other places called Freeport, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Freeport is 40.657N. The longitude is -73.583W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 43,726.


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Median household income
Local
$55,948
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Freeport demographic reports
Freeport is on the South Shore.
Former and merged names include:
· Raynor's Neck
· Raynortown
· Washburn's Neck
· Great South Woods
· Raynor Town
· South Woods
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 182. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Lou Reed, musician
· Elinor Smith, early aviator
· Guy Lombardo, band leader
Nearby parks & recreation: Jones Beach State Park, Cow Meadow Park and Preserve
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 163

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7% of Freeport residents report German ancestry, and 8% 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 $21,288, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Freeport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Freeport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $819.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,796.


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

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Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Freeport political report.

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The average commute time for Freeport workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 14 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Freeport between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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