Freehold, NJ
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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.

Freehold is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (17.80%), maintenance occupations (12.97%), and office and administrative support (9.15%).

In Freehold, a lot of people use the bus to get to work every day though Freehold is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the bus are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

The education level of Freehold citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.13% of adults in Freehold have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Freehold in 2010 was $23,219, 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 $92,876 for a family of four. However, Freehold contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Freehold is a very ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Freehold home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Freehold residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Freehold also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 42.15% of the borough’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Freehold include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

Freehold also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 32.28%.

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