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Freedom is a township in Blair County, in the Altoona metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Pennsylvania named Freedom. For links to other places called Freedom, PA, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Freedom is 40.358N. The longitude is -78.468W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,486 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,261.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Freedom demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Blair 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 16637 ZIP code.
45% of Freedom residents report German ancestry, and 13% 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 $14,539, compared with $21,587 nationally.
4% 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 $360. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $841.
Blair 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 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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