Freehold, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Freehold, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Freehold had a population of 12,299 as of July 1, 2016. Freehold ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Freehold is located at latitude 40.2602 and longitude -74.2759 in Monmouth County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Freehold (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.95 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Monmouth County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 171 feet.

The Borough of Freehold (GNIS ID: 885226) 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 Freehold population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Freehold: Frehold, Monmouth, Monmouth Court House, Monmouth Courthouse.

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Freehold, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,299
Population in Households 12,196
Population in Familes 9,446
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density1 6,312
Diversity Index2 79


Total Households 4,081
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 2,707
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,296 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,059 (47.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,022 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 215 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $279,755
Average Home Value $298,895


Median Household Income $54,954
Average Household Income $70,945
Per Capita Income $23,855
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.2%
Households 0.3% 0.19%
Families 0.29% 0.18%
Median Household Income   -0.97%
Per Capita Income   1.16%
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.

Freehold, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Freehold to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 104 81st
Population Density1 # 75 86th
Diversity Index2 # 41 93rd
Median Household Income # 446 18th
Per Capita Income # 497 9th

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