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.

Freetown is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (11.91%), management occupations (8.78%), and sales jobs (8.06%).

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.

Because of many things, Freetown is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Freetown really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Freetown perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Freetown, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.45 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The overall education level of Freetown is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.37% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Freetown in 2010 was $33,423, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,692 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 English, Irish, French , and Polish.

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

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