Place:Freehold, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States


Alt namesFreeholdsource: Wikipedia
Freholdsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34002404
Monmouthsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34002404
Monmouth Courthousesource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS34002404
Coordinates40.26°N 74.276°W
Located inMonmouth, New Jersey, United States
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Freehold is a borough in Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. It is the county seat of Monmouth County. As of the 2010 United States Census, the borough's population was 12,052,[1][2][3] reflecting an increase of 1,076 (+9.8%) from the 10,976 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 234 (+2.2%) from the 10,742 counted in the 1990 Census.

What is now Freehold Borough was originally incorporated as a town by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on March 25, 1869, from portions within Freehold Township. The town became independent of the township in 1888. On April 15, 1919, Freehold was incorporated as a borough, including all of Freehold and additional portions of Freehold Township, based on the results of a referendum held on July 8, 1919. Additional portions of Freehold Township were annexed on September 7, 1926.

The Hispanic population is rapidly growing in Freehold Borough, making up only 4.6% (0.2% Mexican) in the 1980 Census, 11.3% (2.8% Mexican) in the 1990 Census, 28.0% (17.3% Mexican) in 2000[4] and recently 42.9% (29.6% Mexican) in 2010.[1] On the contrary, the Black or African American population has decreased in recent decades: 17.1% in 1970, 19.8% in 1980, 18.2% in 1990, 15.8% in 2000 and 12.6% in 2010.

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