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New Freedom, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of New Freedom is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in York County at latitude 39.7353 and longitude -76.6967. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 820 feet.

The formal official name is the Borough of New Freedom, but most people and references simply refer to it as New Freedom, Pennsylvania.

The P1 Census Class Code for New Freedom indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Borough of New Freedom (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.08 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for New Freedom: Freedom, New Freedom Summit.

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New Freedom, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,648
Population in Households 4,630
Population in Familes 4,079
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 2,234
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,723
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,331
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,768 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,459 (82.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (14.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $234,922
Average Home Value $263,005


Median Household Income $83,567
Average Household Income $99,978
Per Capita Income $37,119
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.95% 0.81%
Households 1.07% 0.84%
Families 0.76% 0.7%
Median Household Income   3.56%
Per Capita Income   3.35%
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.


New Freedom, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares New Freedom to the other 1,764 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 282 84th
Population Density1 # 619 65th
Diversity Index2 # 604 66th
Median Household Income # 79 96th
Per Capita Income # 118 93rd

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