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Freeman is a city in Hutchinson County.

In a mixup by railroad officials, Freeman was named for an early settler of Menno and Menno was named for the Mennonites living in Freeman.

The latitude of Freeman is 43.352N. The longitude is -97.436W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,512 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,265.


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Median household income
Local
$29,152
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Freeman demographic reports
Capital: Freeman Junior College
Settled by German Mennonites from Russia in the 1870s.
Ranked top home town in the state, February 2001. in the ePodunk Home Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Destination Germanation - Sept. 7-8, 2007
  • Schmeckfest - March 23-24, 2007
Dates often change. Check Freeman web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Heritage Hall Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Freeman demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hutchinson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 57029 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

67% of Freeman residents report German ancestry, and 3% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Freeman ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Freeman was $17,077, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

18% of Freeman residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Freeman, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $240.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $666.


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Libraries in Freeman include Freeman Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Freeman include Freeman Courier

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Hutchinson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Freeman political report.

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The average commute time for Freeman workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Freeman include Super 8.

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