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.
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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeland who work in sales jobs (13.00%), management occupations (10.67%), and office and administrative support (9.93%).
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.
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 is lower than average for the country.
As is often the case in a small town, Freeland doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The overall education level of Freeland citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.17% of adults in Freeland have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Freeland in 2010 was $25,728, which is upper middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $102,912 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 Polish, Irish, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Freeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.