Freeport, Florida

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Freeport, Florida
Freeport City Hall, September 2014.
Freeport City Hall, September 2014.
Location in Walton County and the state of Florida
Location in Walton County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°30′9″N 86°7′49″W / 30.50250°N 86.13028°W / 30.50250; -86.13028Coordinates: 30°30′9″N 86°7′49″W / 30.50250°N 86.13028°W / 30.50250; -86.13028
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Walton
 • Total 10.8 sq mi (28 km2)
 • Land 10.8 sq mi (27.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 33 ft (10 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,190
 • Density 110.2/sq mi (42.5/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 32439
Area code(s) 850
FIPS code 12-24825[1]
GNIS feature ID 0282806[2]

Freeport is a city in Walton County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,190 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau is 1,427.[3]


Freeport is located at 30°30′09″N 86°07′49″W / 30.502430°N 86.130255°W / 30.502430; -86.130255.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 28.0 km2 (10.8 sq mi). 10.8 square miles (28 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.28%) is water.


Freeport is said to have been established in about 1830, supposedly named Freeport because there was no charge to use the dock on Four Mile Creek.[5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,190 people, 500 households, and 327 families residing in the city. The population density was 110.4 people per square mile (42.6/km²). There were 563 housing units at an average density of 52.2/sq mi (20.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.77% White, 2.35% African American, 2.18% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 2.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 500 households out of which 31.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.6% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,735, and the median income for a family was $33,214. Males had a median income of $31,375 versus $19,219 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,114. About 18.0% of families and 21.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and 23.2% of those age 65 or over.