Freeland, Washington

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Freeland is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in Island County, Washington, United States. At the time of the 2000 census the population was 1,313. The town received its name based on its origins as a socialist commune in the early 1900s&mdash. Literally, in the eyes of its founders, the land of the town was to be free for all people. Some of the first settlers were veterans of a prior experiment in socialism, the nearby Equality Colony.)[3]



Freeland is located at 48°0′56″N 122°32′1″W / 48.01556°N 122.53361°W / 48.01556; -122.53361 (48.015556, -122.533622.)[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12.3 km²), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.7 km²) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.5 km²) of it (28.90%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,313 people, 561 households, and 379 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 390.4 people per square mile (150.9/km²). There were 664 housing units at an average density of 197.4/sq mi (76.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 94.36% White, 0.46% African American, 0.99% Native American, 0.84% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.38% from other races, and 2.89% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.67% of the population.

There were 561 households out of which 27.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.79.

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