Freedom, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Freedom, California - Basic Facts

The Freedom Census Designated Place had a population of 3,169 as of July 1, 2015. Freedom ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Freedom is located at latitude 36.9403 and longitude -121.7963 in Santa Cruz County. The formal boundaries for the Freedom Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 125 feet.

The Freedom Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408259) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Freedom Census Designated Place is located within Watsonville CCD of Santa Cruz County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Freedom population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Freedom: Whiskey Hill, Whisky Hill.

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Freedom, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 3,169
Population in Households 3,163
Population in Familes 2,722
Population in Group Qrtrs 6
Population Density1 2,871
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 797
Average Household Size 3.97
Family Households 659
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 834 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 505 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 292 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $401,818
Average Home Value $406,077


Median Household Income $61,771
Average Household Income $76,697
Per Capita Income $19,487
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.61% 0.6%
Households 0.51% 0.6%
Families 0.5% 0.6%
Median Household Income   3.72%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.


Freedom, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Freedom to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 770 50th
Population Density1 # 473 69th
Diversity Index2 # 97 93rd
Median Household Income # 542 64th
Per Capita Income # 1104 28th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.