Freetown, MA


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Freetown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,179 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Freetown is the 190th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Freetown 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 Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Freetown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Freetown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freetown who work in office and administrative support (11.78%), sales jobs (9.46%), and management occupations (8.64%).

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

Freetown is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Freetown’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The overall education level of Freetown is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.29% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Freetown in 2010 was $34,244, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,976 for a family of four. However, Freetown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Freetown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Freetown residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Freetown include Irish, English, French , and French Canadian.

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

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