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Population in 2010: 24,932. Population change since 2000: +0.5%
Males: 12,079  (48.5%)
Females: 12,853  (51.5%)

Median resident age:  41.9 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01880.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $86,659 (it was $66,117 in 2000)
Wakefield:

$86,659
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $40,183

Wakefield CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $399,030 (it was $240,300 in 2000)
Wakefield:

$399,030
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $399,327; Detached houses: $418,933; Townhouses or other attached units: $406,928; In 2-unit structures: $370,354; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $262,242; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $226,956

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,153.

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Wakefield races chart
  • White alone - 23,153 (93.4%)
  • Asian alone - 847 (3.4%)
  • Hispanic - 411 (1.7%)
  • Two or more races - 280 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 59 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 42 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 2 (0.01%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Wakefield: 135.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (25.5%), Italian (21.0%), English (10.4%), German (5.3%), French (4.0%), French Canadian (2.9%).

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).

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For population 25 years and over in Wakefield:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 15.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wakefield CDP:

  • Never married: 27.5%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

1,630 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.2% Asia).

This place:  6.5%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Wakefield, Massachusetts as of November 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Wakefield to the number of sex offenders is 8,400 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $4,169 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,297 (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+: New York, NY (192.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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: -1,148 (-4.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 2,608 (19.0%)

Area codes: 781, 339

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Crime rates in Wakefield by Year
Type 2000 2003 2004 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 700201010
per 100,000 27.30.00.08.10.04.00.04.00.0
Rapes 132359353
per 100,000 3.912.18.112.120.435.912.019.911.8
Robberies 663964978
per 100,000 23.424.212.136.424.416.036.027.931.5
Assaults 24119433843494856
per 100,000 93.744.336.4173.9154.7171.6196.2191.4220.3
Burglaries 544249454951766870
per 100,000 210.7169.1198.3182.0199.5203.5304.3271.1275.4
Thefts 222179161202220207209220223
per 100,000 866.3720.6651.4817.1895.9826.1836.9877.1877.4
Auto thefts 332617232117161616
per 100,000 128.8104.768.893.085.567.864.163.863.0
Arson 100032400
per 100,000 3.90.00.00.012.28.016.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.0) 149.778.265.7130.1116.3134.4125.0135.6128.0

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Crime rate in Wakefield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 44 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.69
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Wakefield, Massachusetts accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.9%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3%)

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Tornado activity:

Wakefield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 15% 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 above Massachusetts state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 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
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 62.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 59.4 miles away from Wakefield center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 23.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

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: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 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/medical centers in Wakefield:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Wakefield, MA

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: 9,397)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 9 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,767)
  • North Shore Community College (about 9 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 3,635)
  • Lesley University (about 9 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,588)
  • Harvard University (about 10 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 19,967)
  • Salem State College (about 10 miles; Salem, MA; FT enrollment: 6,236)
  • Cambridge College (about 10 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,412)

Public high schools in Wakefield:

Private high school in Wakefield:

  • OUR LADY OF NAZARETH ACADEMY (Students: 198; Location: 14 WINSHIP DR; Grades: 9 - 12; Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Wakefield:

Private elementary/middle schools in Wakefield:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 232; Location: 15 GOULD ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ODYSSEY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 11 PAUL AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
  • THE CHILDREN S GATHERING (Students: 71; Location: 101 CEDAR ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • CANTERBURY CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 17; Location: 5 BRYANT ST; Grades: KG - KG)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 10; Location: 607 NORTH AVE; Grades: KG - KG)
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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

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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.2. This is about average.
City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.39. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.39
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.4
U.S.:

9.4
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

25.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.72. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.72
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.298. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.298
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.7
U.S.:

22.1

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

WAKEFIELD WATER DEPT (Population served: 24550, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • Public Education - Between JAN-01-2002 and MAR-05-2003, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule
  • MCL, Single Sample - Between JAN-2000 and JUL-2000, Contaminant: Fluoride. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-11-2000), St Compliance achieved (AUG-23-2000)
  • Public Education - Between JAN-01-2000 and MAR-21-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-09-2001), St Compliance achieved (MAR-21-2001)
  • Public Education - Between JAN-01-1999 and MAR-08-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-10-2000), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-08-2000 to SEP-17-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-17-2002)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-1997, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUL-10-1997)
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JAN-01-1997 and MAR-08-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-13-1998), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-08-2000 to SEP-17-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-17-2002)
  • OCCT Study Recommendation - Between JAN-01-1993 and MAR-08-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-13-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-08-2000), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-17-2002)
CHRISTMAS TREE INN (Address: 26 PRINCESS ST , Serves VT, Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 3.9%
(3.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 2.9% for Black residents, 4.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 29.7% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Wakefield, MA

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 compared to Massachusetts state average:

Wakefield, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Wakefield, Massachusetts:

  • Sheraton Colonial Hotel & Golf Club - Boston North, One Audubon Rd, Wakefield, MA 01880 , Phone: (781) 245-9300, Fax: (781) 245-0842
  • Clarion Inn Wakefield, 595 North Ave, Wakefield, MA 01880 , Phone: (781) 245-6100, Fax: (781) 245-2904
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Wakefield, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Wakefield travel time to work - commute


Wakefield mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (54%)
  • Utility gas (36%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Here73.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents73.6%10.5%2.3%2.0%1.7%
Congregations18.5%6.9%10.7%7.3%6.6%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.0%1.0%5.4%
Congregations1.6%0.9%7.6%0.5%39.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,266 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.52%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.47% ($54,668 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.61% ($47,527)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.59% ($73,785)


7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,062 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.16%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.22% ($53,734 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.79% ($62,439)
to Worcester County, MA  0.70% ($58,665)

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 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • 37 Cresent St (Lat: 42.504250 Lon: -71.068944), Call Sign: KCC215, Licensee ID: L00029962
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.0600 MHz, 154.220 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/29/1996, Expiration Date: 02/11/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Wakefield, Town Of, 37 Cresent St, Wakefield, MA 01880, Phone: (617) 246-6435
  • Lat: 42.502500 Lon: -71.046111, Call Sign: WPTM745
    Assigned Frequencies: 463.787 MHz, 468.787 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/25/2011, Expiration Date: 10/31/2021, Certifier: Mike Soper
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/11/2003, Expiration Date: 02/11/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2013, Certifier: John Dorman
    Registrant: 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/07/2004, Expiration Date: 04/07/2014, Certifier: David Parr
    Registrant: Signal Communications Corp, 4 Wheeling Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801, Phone: (781) 933-0998, Fax: (781) 933-5019, 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 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/07/2004, Expiration Date: 09/07/2014, Certifier: Rachel G Davis
    Registrant: Bearcom, 4000 Distribution Dr., #200, Garland, TX 75041, Phone: (800) 458-9887, Fax: (214) 355-1727, Email:
  • Lat: 42.490361 Lon: -71.066722, Call Sign: WQCP412
    Assigned Frequencies: 4940.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/22/2005, Expiration Date: 04/22/2015, Certifier: Richard E Smith
    Registrant: Wakefield Police Department, 1 Union St, Wakefield, MA 01880, Phone: (781) 246-6321, Fax: (781) 245-1299

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:

12 (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

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
Businesses in Wakefield, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
CVS1Shaw's1
Decora Cabinetry2Subway1
Dunkin Donuts4UPS10
FedEx8
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Fiorenzo Omenetto (21)
  • Phillip Clark (13)
  • Marc Laverdiere (12)
  • Charles W. Eichelberger (11)
  • John Lert (11)
  • Hariharan Subramanian (10)
  • Christopher W. Maurer (9)
  • Robert Busch (9)
  • Anne-Marie Turgeon (8)
  • David R. Widomski (7)

Total of 429 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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