Living in Freeport is cost effective and offers the benefits of city and country living. From terrific housing options to high quality healthcare to a desirable location, it’s “All In” Freeport.

You can find a wide array of housing choices in Freeport. From tree-lined boulevards with 100-year-old homes to new subdivisions with the latest in design and construction, Freeport offers a variety of sizes, styles and price ranges. The median home price is $75,400.

Excellent healthcare is a hallmark of Freeport. FHN (formerly known as Freeport Health Network) is the regional healthcare system serving northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN offers a wide range of services including a cancer center, a complete cardiac care center and a range of choices for family healthcare with 29 primary healthcare providers. FHN offers affiliations with all three major hospitals in Rockford as well as with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. Highly-rated Monroe Clinic also serves Freeport and Stephenson County.

Freeport offers an excellent location in northwest Illinois. One of the prettiest spots in Illinois, Freeport offers rolling hills and plenty of open space about 25 miles west of Rockford on U.S. Highway 20. At Rockford, it links with Interstate 90 and 39, giving Freeport residents easy access to the entire Interstate system and easy access to Madison, Dubuque, Peoria, Milwaukee and Chicago.

Freeport At A Glance

  • Population: 24,973 (2015 Census estimate)
  • Households: 12,113
  • Median Home Value: 75,400
  • Median Household Income: 36,302


The City of Freeport and the surrounding area are home to a highly diverse group of businesses, agriculture and other industries. Tucked in the upper northwest corner of Illinois near Wisconsin and Iowa, the Freeport area has a stable population and workforce. Many different products originate in the Freeport area: high-tech sensors, snack foods, rebuilt engines, ready-mix concrete, plastic molded model railroad switch stands, cultured marble, cheese, metal working machinery, molded plastics, automation equipment and vending machines are a few examples.

Agriculture strongly contributes to the area’s economy. Stephenson County is the largest dairy-producing county in Illinois. More than 1,400 farms in Stephenson County raise beef and dairy cattle and produce corn, soybean, hay, oats and other cash crops.

The local economy is supported by a variety of banks and financial institutions, ranging from local, independent organizations to larger, national institutions. Attorneys, accountants, insurance agents, financial consultants, merchants and all types of service professionals such as plumbers, contractors, electricians and painters work in Freeport.

The City of Freeport operates its own water utility and wastewater treatment plant. Natural gas is provided from NI Gas; ComEd generates electricity; telephone services come from Verizon and Insight provides cable television service. Many internet service providers have local telephone numbers.

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