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Freeville, New York

Freeville is a village in Tompkins County, New York, United States. The population was 520 at the 2010 census.

Freeville, New York
Freeville United Methodist Church
Freeville United Methodist Church
Freeville, New York is located in New York
Freeville, New York
Freeville, New York
Location within the state of New York
Coordinates: 42°30′45″N 76°20′45″W / 42.51250°N 76.34583°W / 42.51250; -76.34583Coordinates: 42°30′45″N 76°20′45″W / 42.51250°N 76.34583°W / 42.51250; -76.34583
CountryUnited States
StateNew York
Settled1787 (1787)
IncorporatedJuly 2, 1887 (1887-07-02)
Named forUncertain, possibly suggested by first settler as an alternative to the name "White's Mill," which referred to him and his property[1]
 • Total1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Land1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,043 ft (318 m)
 • Total520
 • Estimate 
 • Density470/sq mi (190/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)607 Exchange: 844
FIPS code36-27529
GNIS feature ID0950679

The Village of Freeville is in the Town of Dryden and is east of Ithaca.


Dryden was in the former Central New York Military Tract.

The Village of Dryden was incorporated in 1887.

George Junior Republic, a youth center was established in 1895.


Freeville is located at 42°30′45″N 76°20′45″W / 42.51250°N 76.34583°W / 42.51250; -76.34583 (42.513, -76.346).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all of it land.

New York State Route 38 intersects New York State Route 366 in Freeville.


Census Pop.
Est. 2016516[2]−0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 505 people, 210 households, and 118 families residing in the village. The population density was 467.7 people per square mile (180.5/km²). There were 224 housing units at an average density of 207.4 per square mile (80.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.03% White, 0.59% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.40% Asian, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.39% of the population.

There were 210 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 7.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.8% were non-families. 31.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the village, the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.9% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 23.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $39,643, and the median income for a family was $44,688. Males had a median income of $31,500 versus $27,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $17,910. About 7.3% of families and 9.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.

Notable peopleEdit

  • Amy Dickinson, NYT Bestselling memoirist (The Mighty Queens of Freeville) and author of the syndicated advice column Ask Amy (succeeding Ann Landers at the Chicago Tribune), grew up on a dairy farm in Freeville. Dickinson owns the family home in the village, which she uses as her office.
  • Woody Erdman, sportscaster, television producer, businessman, and white collar criminal.


  1. ^ Genung, Albert Benjamin (1942), Historical Sketch of the Village of Freeville, New York (PDF), Dryden, New York: Dryden Historical Society, p. 28, OCLC 35163750, retrieved 2013-08-03, Most of the folks were in favor of letting it go on as "White's Mill" but Elder White himself vowed that in this new country the place names ought not merely to perpetuate some man's name because he got there first. He proposed that they call their settlement "Freeville"
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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