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Freeport, Pennsylvania
Borough
Downtown Freeport
Downtown Freeport
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Armstrong
Settled 1796
Incorporated 1833
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.3 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 790 ft (240 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,813
 • Density 1,428/sq mi (551.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Zip code 16229

Freeport is a borough in Armstrong County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania; it is situated along the Allegheny River in the southwest corner of the county. The population was 1,813 at the 2010 Census. The first settlement was made at Freeport in the 1760s. Freeport received its name from David Todd, who declared it a free and open port. The borough was incorporated in 1833. Freeport was a port on the former Pennsylvania Canal.

Geography

Freeport is located at 40°40′28″N 79°41′11″W / 40.67444°N 79.68639°W / 40.67444; -79.68639 (40.674337, -79.686320). According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2), of which 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 2.20%, is water.

Streams

The Kiskiminetas River joins the Allegheny River near Freeport; specifically on its eastern bank between Schenley and Kiskiminetas Junction, less than one mile northeast of Freeport.

Buffalo Creek enters the Allegheny River on its western bank at Freeport.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 727
1850 1,073 47.6%
1860 1,701 58.5%
1870 1,640 −3.6%
1880 1,614 −1.6%
1890 1,637 1.4%
1900 1,754 7.1%
1910 2,248 28.2%
1920 2,696 19.9%
1930 2,772 2.8%
1940 2,710 −2.2%
1950 2,685 −0.9%
1960 2,439 −9.2%
1970 2,375 −2.6%
1980 2,381 0.3%
1990 1,983 −16.7%
2000 1,962 −1.1%
2010 1,813 −7.6%
Est. 2015 1,743 −3.9%
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,962 people, 878 households, and 532 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,697.9 people per square mile (653.0/km²). There were 944 housing units at an average density of 816.9 per square mile (314.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.42% White, 0.25% African American, 0.25% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.46% of the population.

There were 878 households, out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.4% were non-families. 36.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 22.3% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 21.9% from 45 to 64, and 19.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $28,565, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $31,397 versus $21,690 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $16,845. About 8.0% of families and 10.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.4% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.


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