About This Place
Freeland is a town and census-designated place (CDP) in Island County, Washington, United States. At the time of the 2010 census the population was 2,035. The town received its name based on its origins as a socialist commune in the early 1900s—. 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.
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.)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.7 square miles (12 km2), of which, 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2) of it is land and 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2) of it (28.90%) is water.