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Freedom is a town in Cattaraugus County, in the Olean metro area.
Freedom is in the Southern Tier region.[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Freedom. For links to other places called Freedom, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Freedom is 42.48N. The longitude is -78.379W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,686 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,493.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Freedom demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cattaraugus 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 14065 ZIP code.
32% of Freedom residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Freedom ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Freedom was $14,145, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Freedom residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Freedom, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $361. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $723.
Cattaraugus County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Freedom political report.
The average commute time for Freedom workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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