Freeport Boro Real Estate

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 Cana.
27 lots on the lands that would eventually become Freeport borough were conveyed by William and David Todd for $24 each in 1797. This land was originally part of Westmoreland County but by the time the town was laid out, it had been made part of Allegheny County.
This land was originally called Todd's Town after the founding Todd family, and it would go by this name until its incorporation in 1833. It was a proclamation by David Todd that gave the town the name of Freeport. Todd said: "all the ground between the houses on Water Street and the river shall be free to all the lot-owners, and that boats, rafts, and other river craft landing here should be free of wharfage. Ever since the laying out of the town, it is a free port for all the river craft; so, this town christened by the proprietors has ever since been called Freeport."
Freeport's position on the Allegheny river gave it an ideal spot for industry and trade going to Pittsburgh. Therefore, it had several industrial businesses throughout the 19th century including the Lucesco Oil Refinery and the Freeport Brick Company. Remains of these businesses can still be seen on the river and are sometimes mistaken for the remains of the old Pennsylvania canal.
Freeport P.O. appears in the 1876 Atlas of Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Its early history is detailed in Robert Walter Smith's 1883 History of Armstrong County. A more recent account of Freeport's history up to 2018 was published by Steven Gardner.


Freeport is located at 40°40′28″N 79°41′11″W (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.

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.


As of the census[8] 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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Freeport Boro - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Freeport Boro: $138,900 / County Avg $254,200


Avg Taxes in Freeport Boro: $2,000 / County Avg $2,700


Avg Sq. Ft. in Freeport Boro: 1,232 / County Avg 2,042


Avg Price per/sqft in Freeport Boro:$113 / County Avg $125


Avg Walkscore in Freeport Boro: 37 / County Avg 33


Avg Year Built in Freeport Boro: 1908 / County Avg 1942


Avg Days on Website in Freeport Boro: 2 / County Avg 83


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