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 an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.
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 transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Freedom who work in sales jobs (14.51%), food service (13.10%), and office and administrative support (9.67%).
For a small borough, Freedom has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Freedom exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
In Freedom, just 9.70% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Freedom in 2010 was $17,110, which is low income relative to Pennsylvania and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,440 for a family of four.
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 Italian.