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Freeport, Florida
Freeport City Hall, September 2014. incorrect
Freeport City Hall, September 2014. incorrect
Location in Walton County and the state of Florida
Location in Walton County and the state of Florida
Country  United States
State  Florida
County  Walton
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
Area
 • Total 19.00 sq mi (49.21 km2)
 • Land 18.94 sq mi (49.06 km2)
 • Water 0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Elevation
33 ft (10 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 5,861
 • Density 309.39/sq mi (119.46/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
32439
Area code(s) 850, 448
FIPS code 12-24825
GNIS feature ID 0282806

Freeport is a city in Walton County, Florida, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population recorded by the U.S. Census Bureau was 1,787. The 2018 population estimate, also according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 2,472.

Geography

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

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

History

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 518
1980 669 29.2%
1990 843 26.0%
2000 1,190 41.2%
2010 1,787 50.2%
2020 5,861 228.0%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,787 people, 702 households, and 472 families living 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 87.6% White, 2.9% African American, 1.8% Native American, 1.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 2.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.1% of the population.

Racial composition 2010 2000
White 87.6% 92.8%
Black or African American 2.9% 2.4%
Asian 1.7% 0.1%
Hispanic or Latino 9.1% 1.1%
American Indian 1.8% 2.2%
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