Freehold is a somewhat small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 11,682 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 (15.61%), office and administrative support (10.85%), and sales jobs (9.69%).
Despite being a small borough, Freehold has a lot of people using the bus to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the bus are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The percentage of adults in Freehold who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.57% of the adults in Freehold have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Freehold in 2018 was $29,069, 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 $116,276 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 48.62% 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 Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Freehold's cultural character, accounting for 31.12% of the borough’s population.
The most common language spoken in Freehold is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.