Introduction to Freehold, New Jersey

Freehold, New Jersey, in Monmouth county, is 11 miles N of Lakewood, New Jersey and 33 miles S of Newark, New Jersey. The people of the town are in the Monmouth - Ocean metropolitan area.

Freehold History

This place was originally known as "Monmouth County Courthouse." It was incorporated as a town in March of 1869. In April of 1919 it was incorporated as a borough. The area has an interesting history related to bicycles; during the 1880s and the 1890s it produced such a large quantity of bicycles that it was termed as the "Bicycle Capital of the World."

Freehold and nearby Attractions

  • Bicycle Museum
  • East Freehold County Park
  • Monmouth Battlefield State Park
  • Freehold Raceway
  • St. Peter’s Episcopal Church
  • Historic Allaire Village

Things To Do In Freehold

Visit the "Bicycle Museum" which sheds light on an interesting bit of history of this area. The East Freehold County Park is spread over a huge area and offers facilities for various activities. Walking tours of downtown Freehold are historically enlightening, as the area has buildings that date back as far as the 1800s. And of course, the Freehold Raceway is a must visit.

Freehold Transportation

The Newark International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Freehold Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Brookdale Community College, Middlesex County College, Ocean County College and Monmouth University.


Total Population 35,936
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 17,489
Age of the Population 43


% of people married 57.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 44.2%
Median Earnings25+ $58,926
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,835


Median Family Income $121,016
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 5.8%


People Living Alone 21.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,724
Median House Value $384,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.7%
US/American 0.1%
English 5%
Irish 18.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Freehold Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles N of Lakewood, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles S of Newark, New Jersey
County Monmouth
Standard Zip Codes 07728
Phone Area Codes 732
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.26
Longitude -74.274

Freehold Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 39 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 45 to 65 F
Annual Precip 48.6 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 38 F
Apr Temp 42 to 58 F
Jul Temp 68 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 43.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Colts Neck 10,075 $166,154
Englishtown 2,186 $89,485
Farmingdale 1,434 $76,000
Holmdel 16,684 $156,458
Manalapan 39,778 $122,463
Marlboro 40,603 $151,380

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Freehold Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(732) 431-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Freehold High Schools

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Serves 2,000 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.8

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Serves 1,217 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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