Freeland, WA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Freeland, Washington - Basic Facts

The Freeland Census Designated Place had a population of 2,175 as of July 1, 2017. Freeland ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Freeland is located at latitude 48.0282 and longitude -122.5498 in Island County. The formal boundaries for the Freeland Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Island County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 108 feet.

The Freeland Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2408260) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Freeland Census Designated Place is located within Central Whidbey Island Division of Island County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Freeland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Freeland: Newell.

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Freeland, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,175
Daytime Population: Workers 1,156
Daytime Population: Residents 1,134
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,290
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 2,159
Population in Familes 1,644
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 560
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $62,059
Average Household Income $83,010
Per Capita Income $38,858


Total Housing Units 1,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 773 (62.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 216 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $369,598
Average Home Value $457,859


Total Households 989
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 622
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.85% 0.99%
Households 0.76% 0.95%
Families 1.76% 0.92%
Median Household Income   5.11%
Per Capita Income   4.23%

Freeland, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Freeland to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 303 52nd
Population Density # 404 36th
Diversity Index # 492 22nd
Median Household Income # 247 61st
Per Capita Income # 120 81st

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