Freeland, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Freeland, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Freeland had a population of 3,403 as of July 1, 2017. Freeland ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Freeland is located at latitude 41.0212 and longitude -75.8963 in Luzerne County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Freeland (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.67 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Luzerne County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,863 feet.

The Borough of Freeland (GNIS ID: 1215390) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Freeland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Freeland: Freehold.

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Freeland, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,403
Population in Households 3,403
Population in Familes 2,604
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 5,058
Diversity Index2 32


Total Households 1,448
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 881
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,760 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 881 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 567 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 312 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $94,909
Average Home Value $127,554


Median Household Income $41,201
Average Household Income $51,196
Per Capita Income $21,784
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.51% -0.38%
Households -0.57% -0.42%
Families -0.7% -0.5%
Median Household Income   1.81%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Freeland, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Freeland to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 399 77th
Population Density1 # 143 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 305 83rd
Median Household Income # 1385 21st
Per Capita Income # 1467 17th

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