Freedom, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Freedom, California - Basic Facts

The Freedom Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Santa Cruz County at latitude 36.9403 and longitude -121.7963. Santa Cruz County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 125 feet.

The formal official name is the Freedom Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Freedom, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Freedom indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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

Freedom Census Designated Place, CA Boundary Map


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


Total Population 3,187
Population in Households 3,180
Population in Familes 2,733
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 2,887
Diversity Index2 87


Total Households 802
Average Household Size 3.97
Family Households 662
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 836 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 511 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 292 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $358,621
Average Home Value $374,365


Median Household Income $53,595
Average Household Income $71,050
Per Capita Income $18,093
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.88% 1.09%
Households 0.78% 1.07%
Families 0.72% 1.06%
Median Household Income   2.71%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
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, 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 # 766 50th
Population Density1 # 467 69th
Diversity Index2 # 102 93rd
Median Household Income # 714 53rd
Per Capita Income # 1163 24th

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