Freeport, New York

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Freeport (officially The Incorporated Village of Freeport) is a village in the Town of Hempstead, Nassau County, New York, USA, on the South Shore of Long Island. The population was 43,783 at the 2000 census. A settlement since the 1640s, it was once an oystering community and later a resort popular with the New York City theater community. It is now primarily a bedroom suburb but retains a modest commercial waterfront and some light industry. The village is racially and ethnically diverse: the 2000 census shows the population as 42.9% White, 32.6% African American, and 33.5% Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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Freeport lies on the south shore of Long Island,[1] in the southwestern part of Nassau County, within the Town of Hempstead. Freeport has its own municipal electric utility, police department, fire, electric and water departments. Freeport, New York State's second-biggest village,[2] also has a station on the Long Island Rail Road.

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