Freeburg is a village in St. Clair County, Illinois, United States. Located within Greater St. Louis, it is a southwestern exurb with many residents commuting to Downtown St. Louis or the Belleville area for employment. As of 2010, Freeburg had a population of 4,354. Seth Speiser is the current mayor of Freeburg.
Freeburg is located at 38°25′37″N 89°54′38″W / 38.42694°N 89.91056°W / 38.42694; -89.91056 (38.426949, -89.910451).
According to the 2010 census, Freeburg has a total area of 7.025 square miles (18.19 km), of which 6.77 square miles (17.53 km) (or 96.37%) is land and 0.255 square miles (0.66 km) (or 3.63%) is water.
Freeburg has historically been a farming community, but as the nearby cities of Belleville and Fairview Heights have grown, parts of Freeburg have been developed with subdivisions that resemble a suburb.
Freeburg enjoys a low crime rate, particularly compared to the cities immediately to its north, and land values have attracted some commuters who live in Freeburg and work the short distance to St. Louis, Missouri.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,872 people, 1,414 households, and 1,063 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,215.1 people per square mile (468.6/km²). There were 1,485 housing units at an average density of 466.0 per square mile (179.7/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.55% White, 0.15% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 0.21% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.
There were 1,414 households out of which 39.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.1% were married couples living together, 11.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.8% were non-families. 21.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.08.
In the village, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.
The median income for a household in the village was $51,434 and the median income for a family was $57,632. Males had a median income of $37,857 versus $27,929 for females. The per capita income for the village was $19,851. About 6.1% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over.
Freeburg Illinois neighborhoods include: Cemetery / Barber Road, Freeburg, Freedom, Oak Brook, Press – Kraft, Timberwolf Estates