Wakefield, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 24,932. Population change since 2000: +0.5%
Males: 12,120  (48.6%)
Females: 12,812  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  41.3 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 01880.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $84,354 (it was $66,117 in 2000)
Wakefield:

$84,354
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $41,125 (it was $30,369 in 2000)

Wakefield CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $414,354 (it was $240,300 in 2000)
Wakefield:

$414,354
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $403,806; Detached houses: $418,861; Townhouses or other attached units: $404,181; In 2-unit structures: $399,533; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $264,178; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $271,901

Median gross rent in 2013: $1,192.

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  • Races in Wakefield, MA (2010)

    Wakefield races chart
    • 23,18193.0%White alone
    • 6592.6%Asian alone
    • 5752.3%Hispanic
    • 2551.0%Two or more races
    • 2140.9%Black alone
    • 260.1%Other race alone
    • 220.09%American Indian alone

Races in Wakefield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wakefield: 137.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (24.1%), Italian (20.8%), English (9.0%), French (4.9%), German (4.6%), French Canadian (3.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1812

Elevation: 100 feet

Land area: 7.47 square miles.

Population density: 3,339 people per square mile   (average).

Wakefield,MA real estate house value index trend

Wakefield, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Wakefield:

  • High school or higher: 95.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 45.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wakefield CDP:

  • Never married: 30.2%
  • Now married: 55.3%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

1,864 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.3% Latin America, 1.1% Asia).

This place:

7.2%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Wakefield, Massachusetts as of July 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Wakefield to the number of sex offenders is 6,300 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,487 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,353 (1.1%)

Wakefield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Malden, MA (5.1 miles , pop. 56,340).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (12.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (184.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Stoneham, MA (1.4 miles ), Reading, MA (1.6 miles ), Lynnfield, MA (1.7 miles ), Melrose, MA (1.7 miles ), Saugus, MA (2.0 miles ), Woburn, MA (2.1 miles ), Winchester, MA (2.2 miles ), Malden, MA (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 27 buildings, average cost: $202,300
  • 1998: 131 buildings, average cost: $111,400
  • 1999: 52 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2000: 33 buildings, average cost: $187,400
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2002: 60 buildings, average cost: $110,100
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $172,200
  • 2004: 26 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2005: 77 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2006: 66 buildings, average cost: $127,100
  • 2007: 57 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2008: 39 buildings, average cost: $185,900
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $273,500
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $251,200
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $295,900
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $214,600
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $307,800
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $271,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.50 N, Longitude: 71.07 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,125 (-4.3%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,347 (16.8%)

Area codes: 781, 339

Wakefield household income distribution Wakefield home values distribution

Crime rates in Wakefield by Year
Type 2003 2004 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0020101000
per 100,000 0.00.08.10.04.00.04.00.00.00.0
Rapes 32359353115
per 100,000 12.18.112.120.435.912.019.911.842.618.9
Robberies 6396497816
per 100,000 24.212.136.424.416.036.027.931.53.922.7
Assaults 1194338434948563732
per 100,000 44.336.4173.9154.7171.6196.2191.4220.3143.2121.2
Burglaries 42494549517668706650
per 100,000 169.1198.3182.0199.5203.5304.3271.1275.4255.4189.4
Thefts 179161202220207209220223233218
per 100,000 720.6651.4817.1895.9826.1836.9877.1877.4901.8825.9
Auto thefts 2617232117161616149
per 100,000 104.768.893.085.567.864.163.863.054.234.1
Arson 0003240001
per 100,000 0.00.00.012.28.016.00.00.00.03.8
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 279.9) 78.265.7130.1116.3134.4125.0135.6128.0127.799.6

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Wakefield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 40 (39 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Work and jobs in Wakefield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Wakefield, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Wakefield-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.8 miles away from the Wakefield place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wakefield-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 193.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.1 miles away from Wakefield center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 191.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 238.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 62.5 miles away from Wakefield center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wakefield topographic map

Birthplace of: Lucius Beebe - Food writer, Tom Keady - Football, Albert P. Langtry - Politician, Carleton S. Coon - (died 1981), anthropologist, Geoff Useless - Singer-songwriter, Joe Cannata - Ice hockey player, John A. Volpe - Diplomat, C. Hartley Grattan - Economist, Andy Harrington (pitcher) - Baseball player, Greye La Spina - Fantasy writer.

Main business address for: EDGEWATER TECHNOLOGY INC/DE/ (SERVICES-COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, DATA PROCESSING, ETC.), FRANKLIN STREET PROPERTIES CORP /MA/ (REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUSTS), AMERICAN DENTAL PARTNERS INC (SERVICES-MISC HEALTH & ALLIED SERVICES, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Wakefield:

  • VNA OF MIDDLESEX EAST (607 NORTH AVENUE)
  • GREENVIEW MANOR NURS HOME (BATHOL ST)
  • GREENWOOD NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (90 GREENWOOD STREET)
  • GREENWOOD NURSING HOME (90 GREENWOOD ST)
  • GUARDIAN NURSING HOME (105 CHESTNUT ST)
  • KIRKWOOD NH - OLD (202 MAIN ST)
  • WAKEFIELD CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (ONE BATHOL STREET)

Amtrak stations near Wakefield:

  • 4 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 10 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 11 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wakefield:

  • Tufts University (about 8 miles; Medford, MA; Full-time enrollment: 9,041)
  • North Shore Community College (about 9 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 9 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 8,814)
  • Lesley University (about 9 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 4,317)
  • Harvard University (about 10 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 20,857)
  • Salem State University (about 10 miles; Salem, MA; FT enrollment: 8,027)
  • Cambridge College (about 10 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,782)

Public high schools in Wakefield:

Private high school in Wakefield:

  • NAZARETH ACADEMY (Students: 72, Location: 27 CORDIS ST, Grades: 9-12, Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wakefield:

  • WOODVILLE SCHOOL (Students: 497, Location: 30 FARM STREET, Grades: KG-4)
  • DOLBEARE (Students: 474, Location: 340 LOWELL STREET, Grades: KG-4)
  • GREENWOOD (Students: 270, Location: 1030 MAIN STREET, Grades: KG-4)
  • WALTON (Students: 155, Location: 18 DAVIDSON ROAD, Grades: 1-4)
  • GALVIN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 109, Location: 525 MAIN STREET, Grades: 5-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Wakefield:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 212, Location: 15 GOULD ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ODYSSEY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 128, Location: 11 PAUL AVE, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Wakefield

Library in Wakefield:

  • LUCIUS BEEBE MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,241,375; Location: 345 MAIN STREET; 111,037 books; 3,929 audio materials; 4,450 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 11 other licensed databases; 185 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Wakefield: Veterans Field (A), Lakeside Office Park (B), Wakefield Industrial Center (C), Center Depot (D), Wakefield Townhall (E), Wakefield Fire Department Station 2 (F), Wakefield Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (G), Lucius Beebe Memorial Library (H), Wakefield Town Hall (I), YMCA (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Wakefield include: EDGEWATER TECHNOLOGY INC/DE/ (A), FRANKLIN STREET PROPERTIES CORP /MA/ (B), AMERICAN DENTAL PARTNERS INC (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wakefield include: Wakefield-Lynnfield United Church (A), Lakeside Cemetery Chapel (B), Hope Alliance Church (C), First Parish Congregational Church (D), Emmanuel Parish Church of Wakefield (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Temple Israel Cemetery (1), Old Cemetery (2), Forest Glade Cemetery (3), Lakeside Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Crystal Lake (A), Lake Quannapowitt (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Wakefield include: Common District (1), Sullivan Memorial Park (2), Wakefield Park (3), Church-Lafayette Streets Historic District (4), Veterans Field (5), Yale Avenue Historic District (6), Wakefield Town Forest Park (7), Crystal Lake Park (8), Moulten Playground (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Wakefield Bowla Drome (Amusement & Theme Parks; 92 Water Street), Internet Construction Sites (Arcades & Amusements; 25 Bonair Avenue).

Hotels: J Witherspoons Grill & Pub (1 Audubon Road), Dockside Restaurant (1099 Main Street), Best Western Lord Wakefield (595 North Avenue), Colonial Golf Course & Driving Range (95 Audubon Road), Sheraton Colonial Hilton & Golf Club (1 Audubon Rd), Sheraton Colonial Hotel & Golf Club Bost (One Audubon Road).

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 92.6. This is worse than average.

City:

92.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.231. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.231
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 9.59. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.59
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.33. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.33
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.7. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.7
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.42. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.42
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.1%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 3.4% for Black residents, 4.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 25.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.5%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.7%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Wakefield in 2010:

  • 188 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Wakefield in 2000:

  • 199 people in nursing homes
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 14 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

Wakefield, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Wakefield (2011 data):

  • The Savings Bank: Main Street Branch, Lakeside Branch, High School Branch (Seasonal), at 357 Main Street. Info updated 2009/07/02: Bank assets: $443.8 mil, Deposits: $385.0 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 9 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Wakefield Branch at 2 Smith Street, branch established on 1972/05/27. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Wakefield Branch at 369 Main Street, branch established on 1854/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Eastern Bank: Wakefield Branch at 445 Main Street, branch established on 1978/01/16. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • Wakefield Co-operative Bank: Wakefield Co-Operative Bank at 342 Main Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2007/08/31: Bank assets: $154.1 mil, Deposits: $132.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • East Boston Savings Bank: Wakefield Branch at 381 Main Street, branch established on 2008/10/09. Info updated 2011/06/07: Bank assets: $1,946.5 mil, Deposits: $1,609.3 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 24 total offices, Holding Company: Meridian Financial Services, Inc

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Wakefield travel time to work - commute Wakefield mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Wakefield:

(Wakefield, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Wakefield CDP (based on Middlesex County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

54.6%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wakefield:

53.2%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.0
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.8%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

8.8%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wakefield:

33.4%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

60.6%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Wakefield:

79.9%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wakefield, MA Residents

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($940 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.36% ($60,625 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.56% ($52,127)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($79,480)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,531 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.19%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($55,257 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.64% ($62,521)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.50% ($78,357)

Strongest AM radio stations in Wakefield:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WNSH (1570 AM; 5 kW; BEVERLY, MA)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wakefield:

  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wakefield:

  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Wakefield fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 31m102ftTotal length
  • $33,677,000Total costs
  • 1,008,231Total average daily traffic
  • 96,115Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,597,085Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 61940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Wakefield, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wakefield)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • 37 Cresent St (Lat: 42.504250 Lon: -71.068944), Call Sign: KCC215, Licensee ID: L00029962
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.0600 MHz, 154.220 MHzGrant Date: 11/29/1996, Expiration Date: 02/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002Registrant: Wakefield, Town Of, 37 Cresent St, Wakefield, MA 01880, Phone: (617) 246-6435
  • 480 North One (Lat: 42.507583 Lon: -71.080028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 26 m, Call Sign: KCD721
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.5000 MHzGrant Date: 02/15/2013, Expiration Date: 03/01/2023Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 42.502500 Lon: -71.046111, Call Sign: WPTM745
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.787 MHz, 468.787 MHzGrant Date: 10/25/2011, Expiration Date: 10/31/2021, Certifier: Mike SoperRegistrant: Radio Solutions Inc, 72 Sharp Street, Unit A6, Hingham, MA 02043, Phone: (781) 331-1008, Fax: (617) 773-4722, Email:
  • One Audubon Rd (Lat: 42.502500 Lon: -71.046111), Type: Bant, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 41.2 m, Call Sign: WPWY752
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.787 MHzGrant Date: 02/11/2003, Expiration Date: 02/11/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2013, Certifier: John DormanRegistrant: Radio Solutions, Inc, 72 Sharp St., Unit A6, Hingham, MA 02043, Phone: (781) 331-1008, Fax: (617) 773-4722, Email:
  • Lat: 42.490361 Lon: -71.066722, Call Sign: WPZX966
    Assigned Frequencies: 75.6000 MHzGrant Date: 03/19/2014, Expiration Date: 04/07/2024, Certifier: David ParrRegistrant: Cyber Communications, Inc, 250 Cape Highway, Route 44, East Taunton, MA 02718, Phone: (508) 880-3294, Fax: (508) 880-6745, Email:
  • Lat: 42.519194 Lon: -71.046500, Call Sign: WQBA370
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.700 MHz, 463.750 MHz, 467.850 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.925 MHzGrant Date: 09/11/2014, Expiration Date: 09/07/2024, Certifier: Rachel G DavisRegistrant: Rocktenn Cp, LLC., 365 Audubon Rd, Wakefield, MA 01880, Phone: (781) 246-6846, Email:
  • Lat: 42.490361 Lon: -71.066722, Call Sign: WQCP412
    Assigned Frequencies: 4940.00 MHzGrant Date: 02/12/2015, Expiration Date: 04/22/2025, Certifier: Richard E SmithRegistrant: Wakefield Police Department, 1 Union St, Wakefield, MA 01880, Phone: (339) 219-4501, Fax: (781) 245-1299, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

99 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wakefield)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Wakefield)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED53$334,925269$294,3901,058$273,61347$150,9151$180,00035$273,543
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$374,75015$342,53353$275,2836$53,5000$05$291,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED6$317,16718$245,667192$299,5266$200,6670$010$207,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$279,85720$301,600139$286,8064$107,7500$04$201,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$010$344,80047$257,0211$100,0000$01$236,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3351.00 , 3352.00, 3353.00, 3354.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED44$331,75052$324,692
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$334,90013$340,308
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$408,3753$309,333
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$380,2002$366,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$255,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3351.00 , 3352.00, 3353.00, 3354.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Drinking water stations with addresses in Wakefield and their reported violations in the past:

WAKEFIELD WATER DEPT (Population served: 24,804, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-03-2011)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2011 and MAR-2011, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-03-2011)
  • 39 regular monitoring violations
SHERWOOD FOREST SHORES WATER (Serves NH, Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-09-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-09-2013), St Public Notif received (SEP-27-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 75
  • Hazardous Condition: 19

Incident types - Wakefield

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wakefield, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wakefield, Massachusetts:

  • Four Points by Sheraton, 1 Audubon Rd, Wakefield, Massachusetts 1880 , Phone: (781) 856-5666, Fax: (781) 246-4636
  • Clarion Inn Wakefield, 595 North Ave, Wakefield, Massachusetts 1880 , Phone: (781) 245-6100, Fax: (781) 245-2904
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wakefield, Massachusetts

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43%)
  • Electricity (11%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in Wakefield, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware1Mazda1
CVS1McDonald's1
Chevrolet1Shaw's1
Circle K2Sheraton1
Decora Cabinetry2Subaru1
Dunkin Donuts4Subway1
FedEx8UPS10

Wakefield compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

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  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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