Freeland is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Washington. With a population of 2,068 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Freeland is the 189th largest community in Washington.
Freeland home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Freeland real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Freeland is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Freeland is a town of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Freeland who work in sales jobs (14.63%), office and administrative support (13.92%), and management occupations (11.91%).
Also of interest is that Freeland has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.47% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Freeland is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Freeland is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Freeland is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Freeland, the average commute to work is 31.89 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Freeland is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly taxis for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
In terms of college education, Freeland is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.85% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Freeland in 2010 was $28,864, which is upper middle income relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $115,456 for a family of four. However, Freeland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Freeland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Freeland residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Freeland include German, English, Polish, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Freeland is English. Other important languages spoken here include Russian and Chinese.