Freeport is a city in Brazoria County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area and is situated in Southeast Texas. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the city population was 12,049. The Dow Chemical Company is the major employer in Freeport, and the city is home to the company's largest integrated site. Freeport is in the 14th congressional district, and is represented by Congressman Ron Paul.
An important pillar of the economy is the Port of Freeport, a major seaport on the Gulf of Mexico. The associated chemical plants provide a stable and vibrant economy. Freeport is the site of the Dow Chemical Company's Texas Operations facility, which is the company's largest integrated site.
Schools in Freeport include Brazosport High School (Grades 9-12), Freeport Intermediate School (Grades 7-8), Lanier Middle School (Grades 5-6), O.A. Fleming Elementary School, Jane Long Elementary School, and Velasco Elementary School (Grades Pre-K-4). They are all maintained through the Brazosport Independent School District. Many athletics events for the district take place in Freeport at Hopper Field. Since the late 1990s, several schools have been rebuilt or are currently being rebuilt due to old age. Such schools include Freeport Intermediate School, O.A. Fleming Elementary School, Velasco Elementary School, and Brazosport High School. The city is served by the Brazosport College. The Freeport Library is a part of the Brazoria County Library System.