Freeport, Texas

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City of Freeport
Location in the state of Texas
Coordinates: 28°57′34″N 95°21′25″W / 28.95944°N 95.35694°W / 28.95944; -95.35694Coordinates: 28°57′34″N 95°21′25″W / 28.95944°N 95.35694°W / 28.95944; -95.35694
Country United States
State Texas
County Brazoria
Incorporated February 10 1917
 • Mayor Larry McDonald
 • Total 13.3 sq mi (34.3 km2)
 • Land 11.9 sq mi (30.8 km2)
 • Water 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
Elevation 0 (Sea Level) ft (0 m)
Population (2000)[1]
 • Total 12,708
 • Density 1,069.6/sq mi (413/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 77541-77542
Area code(s) 979
FIPS code 48-27420[2]
GNIS feature ID 1357720[3]

Freeport is a city in Brazoria County, Texas within the Houston – Sugar Land – Baytown Metropolitan Area in Southeast Texas. As of the 2000 U.S. census, the city population was 12,708. Freeport is about sixteen miles from Angleton.

Dow Chemical is the major employer in Freeport, as the company operates a large chemical plant complex in Freeport.

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