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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population35,807
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens15.3%
Employed Population 16+17,276
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married54.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.9%
Median Earnings25+$60,597
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,281
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,922

Wealth

Median Family Income$120,708
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation6.5%

Housing

People Living Alone23.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,776
Median House Value$390,500

Ancestry

Italian31.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.9%
Irish19%
German11.9%
Polish8.5%
English5.1%
Russian3.2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Greek1.6%
Scottish1.4%
Arab1.2%
Hungarian1.1%
Romanian1.1%
Norwegian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Ukrainian0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Danishn0.7%
African0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Czech0.5%
Slovak0.5%
Syrian0.5%
Ghanaian0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Israeli0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Welsh0.1%
British0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Freehold Almanac

CategoryValue
County Monmouth County
Standard Zip Codes7728
Phone Area Codes732,848,908
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.25
Approximate Longitude-74.27

Freehold Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFREEHOLD MARLBORO
Distance4.1 miles
Jan Temp21 to 39 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationLONG BRANCH OAKHURST
Distance14.5 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 59 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp45 to 65 F
Annual Precip48.6 inches
StationSANDY HOOK
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 38 F
Apr Temp42 to 58 F
Jul Temp68 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Colts Neck10,029$180,882
Englishtown2,189$93,750
Farmingdale1,479$65,500
Holmdel16,673$166,046
Manalapan39,935$127,923
Marlboro40,416$152,852

Freehold Public Libraries

Freehold Public Library
28 1/2 E. MAIN STREET
Freehold, New Jersey
(732) 462-5135

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Freehold Hospitals

Centrastate Medical Center
(Non-profit)
901 West Main Street
(732) 431-2000

Freehold Public Schools

Adelphia Elementary School
495 Adelphia Road
ZIP: 7728
(732) 919-1553
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Biotechnology High School
5000 Kozloski Road, P O Box 5033
ZIP: 7728
(732) 431-7942
High
Total Enrollment 322
C. Richard Applegate School
47 Jeanne Brennan Drive
ZIP: 7728
(732) 431-5460
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Clifton T. Barkalow School
498 Stillwells Corner Road
ZIP: 7728
(732) 431-4403
Middle
Total Enrollment 727
Dwight D. Eisenhower School
279 Burlington Road
ZIP: 7728
(732) 431-3910
Middle
Total Enrollment 687
Early Childhood Learning Center
610 Stillwells Corner Road
ZIP: 7728
(732) 866-6858
Primary
Total Enrollment 81
Freehold Borough High School
2 Robertsville Road
ZIP: 7728
(732) 431-8360
High
Total Enrollment 1505
Freehold Intermediate School
280 Park Avenue
ZIP: 7728
(732) 761-2156
Middle
Total Enrollment 427
Freehold Learning Center
30 Dutch Lane Rd.
ZIP: 7728
(732) 761-2239
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Howell Township Memorial Middle School
485 Adelphia Road
ZIP: 7728
(732) 919-1085
Middle
Total Enrollment 629
Joseph J Catena School
275 Burlington Road
ZIP: 7728
(732) 431-4430
Primary
Total Enrollment 495
Laura Donovan School
237 Stonehurst Blvd
ZIP: 7728
(732) 431-3321
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Marshall W. Errickson School
271 Elton Adelphia Road
ZIP: 7728
(732) 431-8022
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Monmouth County Career Center
1000 Kozloski Road
ZIP: 7728
(732) 431-3773
High
Total Enrollment 26
Park Avenue Elementary School
280 Park Ave.
ZIP: 7728
(732) 761-2124
Primary
Total Enrollment 616
West Freehold School
100 Castronova Way
ZIP: 7728
(732) 431-5101
Primary
Total Enrollment 532

Freehold Private Schools

Centrastate Early Childhood Center
901 W Main St
ZIP: 7728
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Freehold Montessori Village Preschool
781 Elton Adelphia Rd
ZIP: 7728
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Kiddie Academy
89 Village Center Dr
ZIP: 7728
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Providence Christian Academy
61 Georgia Rd
ZIP: 7728
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
The Goddard School
350 Pond Rd
ZIP: 7728
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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Residences at Monmouth ca. 1900
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