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Freeland, MD

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Overview


Freeland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 5,706 people and just one neighborhood, Freeland is the 113th largest community in Maryland.

Freeland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Maryland, but Freeland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Occupations and Workforce

Freeland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Freeland is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeland who work in management occupations (17.55%), office and administrative support (11.14%), and healthcare (9.88%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 21.78% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Setting & Lifestyle

Freeland 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, Freeland’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Freeland, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.34 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Freeland does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Demographics

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Freeland, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Freeland is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 53.10% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Freeland in 2022 was $64,975, which is wealthy relative to Maryland and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $259,900 for a family of four.

Freeland is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Freeland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Freeland residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Freeland include German, English, Irish, Polish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Freeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Polish.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Maryland. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 98.8% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Maryland. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates and active retirees.

Real Estate

Real estate in the neighborhood is almost exclusively owner-occupied. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher rate of owner-occupied housing than is found in 98.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. If you are seeking to rent, this neighborhood may not have many options, but high rates of ownership often indicate stability in a neighborhood.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 2.2% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 8.0% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Italian at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 96.8% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Freeland 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 92.5% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the neighborhood, 58.1% 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 16.3% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (13.5%), and 12.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 94.4% of households. Other important languages spoken here include Italian, Polish and Spanish.

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 Freeland, MD, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.3%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (19.4%), and residents who report Irish roots (16.8%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.6%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (5.2%), among others.

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 30 and 45 minutes commuting one-way to work (32.0% of working residents), which is at or a bit above the average length of a commute across all U.S. neighborhoods.

Here most residents (71.7%) 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 (5.5%) . 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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