Demographics

The City of Freeport is where the historic Brazos River meets the Texas Gulf Coast. Freeport is approximately 50 miles south of Houston and is known for our moderate climate and tropical beauty. We are home to the Shrimp Capital of the World. We are among the worlds largest chemical complex. We are adjacent to a deep-water port facility. We have an average temperature range of 42-92, an average rainfall of 52.3 inches/year. We are proud to be the home of a statewide-recognized boat and marina facility, Bridge Harbor Yacht Club.

 Population:  12,049 (2010 Census)
 Tax Rate:  $.645642/$100 assessed valuation
 Area:  The City has 18.649 square miles
 City Parks:  We have 10 parks – 61 acres
 Median Family Income:  $33,124 (2010 Census)
 Median Age:  30.1 years  (2010 Census)
 Above Sea Level:  3 feet
Population by Race
 Hispanic  6,568  54.9%
 White  4,381  35.0%
 Black or African American
 1,247  10.0%
 Asian  26  0.2%
 Other  2  0.02%
   12,224  100.0%
Population by Sex
 Male 6,378  52.7%
 Female  5,715  47.3%
   12,093  100%
Population by Age
 Under 4 years
 1,168  9.69%
 5 to 17 years
 2,939  24.39%
 18 to 64 years
 6,962  57.78%
 65 +
 980  8.13%
   12,049  100.0%
Employment: Industry Breakdown
 Agriculture, forestry, fishing & Mining
 1.41%
 Construction  16.03%
 Manufacturing  12.88%
 Wholesale Trade
 0.63%
 Retail Trade
 11.83%
 Transportation & Warehousing
 4.08%
 Information  1.71%
 Finance, Insurance, Real Estate
 3.17%
 Professional  1.39%
 Education, Health & Social Services
 6.91%
 Arts & Entertainment
 0.87%
 Other Services
 8.15%
 Public Administration
 2.64%
 Other  28.3%
   100.0%

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