Freehold, New Jersey Population 2024

12,402

Freehold is a city located in Monmouth County New Jersey. Freehold has a 2024 population of 12,402. Freehold is currently declining at a rate of -0.23% annually and its population has decreased by -0.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 12,513 in 2020.

The average household income in Freehold is $95,122 with a poverty rate of 15.18%. The median age in Freehold is 35.5 years: 34.7 years for males, and 35.9 years for females.

Freehold Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Freehold was:

  • White: 52.07%
  • Other race: 17.67%
  • Black or African American: 12.42%
  • Two or more races: 9.11%
  • Native American: 6.55%
  • Asian: 2.18%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6,418.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.89% (-111)
The current population of Freehold, New Jersey is 12,402 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 12,513.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,50852.07%
Other race2,20817.67%
Black or African American1,55212.42%
Two or more races1,1399.11%
Native American8186.55%
Asian2732.18%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Freehold Population by Race

Freehold Population Pyramid 2024

Freehold Median Age

35.5

Total

34.7

Male

35.9

Female

Freehold Adults

There are 9,133 adults, (1,658 of whom are seniors) in Freehold.

Freehold Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

22.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Freehold Sex Ratio

Female6,48051.85%
Male6,01848.15%

Freehold Population by Age

Freehold Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,3882.835149
Married1,8563.4772.527.5
Non Family1,3971.1438.461.6
Female757433.866.2
Male3783.6126.773.3

3.31

Average Family Size

2.83

Average Household Size

51.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Freehold Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade88411.06%
Associates Degree86910.87%
Bachelors Degree1,59519.95%
Graduate Degree80910.12%
High School Graduate1,82622.84%
Less Than 9th Grade91811.48%
Some College1,09413.68%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Freehold Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Freehold Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,4173,2311,546
Hispanic3,3451,879499
Other Race1,091617159
Black841734166
2+ Races738609295
Native American646480
Asian211188102

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 94.56%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.34%.

Freehold Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$57,813$50,688$59,961
Graduate Degree$66,855$73,750$65,565
High School Graduate$31,419$44,474$27,842
Less Than 9th Grade$29,911$32,604$29,820
Overall$34,905$37,708$33,849
Some College$27,284$39,342$25,149

$34,905

Average Earnings

$37,708

Average Male

$33,849

Average Female

Freehold Earnings by Educational Attainment

Freehold Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Freehold Language

53.94% of Freehold residents speak only English, while 46.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 41.34% of the population.

Freehold Language

Freehold Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic5,6221,10319.62%
Other2,20855225%
White4,4674059.07%
Black1,55221513.85%
Asian2737025.64%
Multiple1,139201.76%

15.18%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.9%

Male Poverty Rate

19.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Freehold

The race most likely to be in poverty in Freehold is Asian, with 25.64% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Freehold is Multiple, with 1.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.76%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.71%.

Freehold Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School21.08%
Some College15.13%
Less Than 9th Grade12.1%
Bachelors or Greater9.98%

Freehold Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50.64%
Female Employed12.2%
Male Employed9.98%
Male Unemployed4.8%

Freehold Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Freehold Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$93,565$105,525
Households$71,205$95,122
Married Families$112,891$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,997$64,678

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Freehold Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Freehold Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Freehold Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Freehold Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Freehold Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

413

Number of Veterans

367

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War134
Vietnam112
First Gulf War65
Korea20
World War II15

Freehold Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54110
75+103
55 to 6481
65 to 7476
18 to 3443

Freehold Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2605.38%
Black10110.98%
Other Race523.56%
Hispanic491.21%

Freehold Veterans by Race

Freehold Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Freehold Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

72.8%

Labor Force Participation

66.5%

Employment Rate

8.2%

Unemployment Rate

Freehold Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Freehold Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Freehold Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

51.85%

Born in Freehold

71.61%

Native Born

28.39%

Foreign Born

16.31%

Non Citizen

12.08%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

71.61% of Freehold residents were born in the United States, with 51.85% having been born in New Jersey. 16.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Freehold Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202912,264-27-0.22%
202812,291-28-0.23%
202712,319-28-0.23%
202612,347-27-0.22%
202512,374-28-0.23%
202412,402-28-0.23%
202312,430-58-0.46%
202212,488-61-0.49%
202112,549360.29%
202012,5138136.95%
201911,700-59-0.5%
201811,759-56-0.47%
201711,815-30-0.25%
201611,845-30-0.25%
201511,875-51-0.43%
201411,926-27-0.23%
201311,953-12-0.1%
201211,965-42-0.35%
201112,007-31-0.26%
201012,03800%
200010,9762342.18%
199010,7427227.21%
198010,020-525-4.98%
197010,5451,40515.37%
19609,1401,59021.06%
19507,5505988.6%
19406,952580.84%
19306,8942,12644.59%
19204,7681,53547.48%
19103,23329910.19%
19002,93420.07%
18902,932-9,332-76.09%
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Freehold Population by Year