Freeport, California

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Location of Freeport in Sacramento County, California.
Location of Freeport in Sacramento County, California.
Freeport is located in California
Location in California
Coordinates: 38°27′43″N 121°30′06″W / 38.46194°N 121.50167°W / 38.46194; -121.50167
Country United States
State California
CountySacramento County
 • Total0.044 sq mi (0.115 km2)
 • Land0.044 sq mi (0.115 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)  0%
18 ft (5.5 m)
 • Total58
 • Density1,300/sq mi (500/km2)
Time zoneUTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-7 (PDT)
FIPS code06-25590

Freeport, California is a census-designated place located approximately 7.5 miles (12.1 km) south of downtown Sacramento on California State Route 160. Freeport lies on the eastern banks of the Sacramento River in Sacramento County. The population was 58 at the 2020 census.


Nearly all goods traveling to Sacramento and the California Gold Rush came by boat from the Bay Area. In the early 1860s businessmen grew tired of paying taxes at the Sacramento Embarcadero (port). In 1862 Freeport Railroad Company was created with the idea of building a new port that was free of taxes.[2] Hence “Freeport.” The idea was to build a railway that bypassed Sacramento connecting with the Sacramento Valley Railroad at a midway point between Sacramento and Folsom. The newly formed town boomed for three years with populations reaching 300-400.[3]


The Freeport Bridge, looking west across the Sacramento River, from Sacramento County to Yolo County

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP covers an area of 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

The 2010 United States Census[5] reported that Freeport had a population of 38. The population density was 855.4 inhabitants per square mile (330.3/km2). The racial makeup of Freeport was 34 (89.5%) White, 0 (0.0%) African American, 0 (0.0%) Native American, 2 (5.3%) Asian, 0 (0.0%) Pacific Islander, 1 (2.6%) from other races, and 1 (2.6%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6 persons (15.8%).

The Census reported that 38 people (100% of the population) lived in households, 0 (0%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 0 (0%) were institutionalized.

There were 21 households, out of which 1 (4.8%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 5 (23.8%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 2 (9.5%) had a female householder with no husband present, 1 (4.8%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 1 (4.8%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 0 (0%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 10 households (47.6%) were made up of individuals, and 2 (9.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.81. There were 8 families (38.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.50.

The population was spread out, with 2 people (5.3%) under the age of 18, 1 people (2.6%) aged 18 to 24, 8 people (21.1%) aged 25 to 44, 17 people (44.7%) aged 45 to 64, and 10 people (26.3%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 56.5 years. For every 100 females, there were 216.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 200.0 males.

There were 25 housing units at an average density of 562.8 per square mile (217.3/km2), of which 9 (42.9%) were owner-occupied, and 12 (57.1%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 0%; the rental vacancy rate was 14.3%. 18 people (47.4% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 20 people (52.6%) lived in rental housing units.


  1. ^ U.S. Census Archived 2012-01-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Gudde, Erwin G.; Bright, William (May 10, 2004). California Place Names: The Origin and Etymology of Current Geographical Names. University of California Press. p. 137. ISBN 978-0-520-24217-3. Retrieved April 27, 2011.
  3. ^ The Golden Hub Sacramento. 19th Century Books. 2008. pp. 292–293. ISBN 978-0-9766976-8-8.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Interactive Population Search: CA - Freeport CDP". U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 15, 2014. Retrieved July 12, 2014.