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Freeland is a borough in Luzerne County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
So called because the land was available for purchase, unlike the holdings of the coal companies
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Freeland. For links to other places called Freeland, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Freeland is 41.016N. The longitude is -75.897W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,864 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,507.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Freeland demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Luzerne County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18224 ZIP code.
13% of Freeland residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Freeland ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Freeland was $15,701, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Freeland residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Freeland, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $302. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $693.
Libraries in Freeland include Freeland Branch Library ... View libraries
Luzerne County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Freeland political report.
The average commute time for Freeland workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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