Freeland, MI
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Freeland is a somewhat small town located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 7,028 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Freeland is the 160th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Freeland was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Freeland economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Freeland, where the median household income is $71,380.00.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Freeland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Freeland is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeland who work in office and administrative support (12.77%), management occupations (11.83%), and sales jobs (11.53%).

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.

Because of many things, Freeland 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, Freeland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Freeland 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.

Freeland 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.

In terms of college education, Freeland is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.33% of adults in Freeland have a college degree.

The per capita income in Freeland in 2010 was $24,237, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,948 for a family of four. However, Freeland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Irish, Polish, English, and French .

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

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