Freedom is a very small borough located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 1,529 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Freedom is the 668th largest community in Pennsylvania. Freedom has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
Unlike some boroughs where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Freedom is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Freedom is a borough of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Freedom who work in food service (13.62%), sales jobs (12.06%), and healthcare (7.80%).
Despite the fact that it is a small borough, Freedom has quite a few people who take public transportation – mostly the bus - for their daily commute to work. This helps to fill a real need in the borough for affordable transportation.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Freedom rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.56% of adults 25 and older in Freedom have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Freedom in 2010 was $18,304, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $73,216 for a family of four.
Freedom is a somewhat ethnically-diverse borough. The people who call Freedom home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Freedom residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Freedom include Irish, Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Freedom is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.