Freehold is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,959 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Freehold is the 167th largest community in New Jersey.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Freehold is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Freehold is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Freehold who work in food service (16.28%), maintenance occupations (12.38%), and office and administrative support (10.24%).
Even though Freehold is a smaller borough, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The education level of Freehold citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.24% of adults in Freehold have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Freehold in 2010 was $23,989, which is low income relative to New Jersey, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $95,956 for a family of four. However, Freehold contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Freehold is an extremely ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Freehold home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Freehold, accounting for 44.40% of the borough’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Freehold residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Freehold include German, Italian, Polish, and English.
Freehold also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 31.72%.
The most common language spoken in Freehold is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.