Freetown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,394 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, Freetown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Freetown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Freetown is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freetown who work in office and administrative support (14.21%), sales jobs (12.25%), and management occupations (10.41%).
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.
In Freetown, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.66 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Freetown citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.37% of adults in Freetown have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Freetown in 2018 was $39,848, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $159,392 for a family of four.
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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Freetown include Portuguese, English, French, Irish, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Freetown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Polish.