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Freedom, CA

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Overview


Freedom is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,835 people and just one neighborhood, Freedom is the 562nd largest community in California.

Housing costs in Freedom are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in California.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Freedom is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Freedom is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freedom who work in office and administrative support (17.39%), sales jobs (8.76%), and community and social services (6.30%).

Also of interest is that Freedom has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

Freedom is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The citizens of Freedom are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.72% of adults in Freedom having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Freedom in 2022 was $37,348, which is middle income relative to California, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,392 for a family of four. However, Freedom contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Freedom is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Freedom home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Freedom, accounting for 75.83% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Freedom residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Freedom include German, English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Freedom's cultural character, accounting for 26.22% of the town’s population.

The most common language spoken in Freedom is Spanish. Other important languages spoken here include English and Chinese.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Freedom, the neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Car Ownership

American households most often have a car, and regularly they have two or three. But households in the neighborhood buck this trend. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 34.5% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 95.9% of the neighborhoods in the nation.

Occupations

It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 3.6% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 95.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Yugoslav and Croatian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Yugoslav ancestry and 1.1% have Croatian ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 0.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Japanese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.7% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Freedom are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 91.1% of the neighborhoods in America. With 13.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 56.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the neighborhood, 30.3% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 24.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.3%), and 17.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 52.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (43.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Freedom, CA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (67.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (6.1%), and residents who report Asian roots (5.4%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (4.4%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (3.1%), among others. In addition, 22.7% of the residents of this neighborhood were born in another country.

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (30.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (75.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (17.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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