49968 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Wakefield, MI (3.40%)
County: Gogebic County, MI
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 2,320
Zip code population in 2010: 2,247
Zip code population in 2000: 2,488

Houses and condos: 1,462
Renter-occupied apartments: 194
% of renters here:

18%
State:

29%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 49968: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 250.2 sq. mi.
Water area: 2.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

1.7% ($989)
Michigan:

1.8% ($2,090)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,148 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $870 (1.8%)

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Males: 1,207  (52.0%)
Females: 1,113  (48.0%)

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For population 15 years and over in 49968:

Zip code 49968 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Races in zip code 49968

  • Zip code 49968 races chart
    • 2,177White population
    • 2Black population
    • 20American Indian population
    • 8Asian population
    • 0Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 1Some other race population
    • 19Two or more races population
    • 20Hispanic or Latino population

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Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $59,100
49968:

$59,100
Michigan:

$117,500



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in 49968 zip code as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 49968 to the number of sex offenders is 1,378 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is smaller than the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

51.1 years
Michigan median age:

39.6 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.0 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 49968, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $37,151 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$37,151
State:

$55,609

Salary/wage: $33,896 (reported on 75.8% of returns)
Here:

$33,896
State:

$46,782
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 58.8% for AGIs below $25k, 64.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 74.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 73.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,106 (reported on 35.2% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,106
Michigan:

$1,491
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,688 (reported on 17.6% of returns)
Here:

$1,688
State:

$6,225
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$355 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
Here:

+$355
State:

+$9,326
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.6% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$7,740 (reported on 11.0% of returns)
Here:

+$7,740
State:

+$11,523
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.4% for AGIs below $25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.7% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $8,127 (reported on 12.1% of returns)
49968:

$8,127
Michigan:

$15,298
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $25k, 3.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 5.5% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $15,083 (22% of AGI, reported on 13.2% of returns)
Here:

$15,083
State:

$21,628

Here:

21.8% of AGI
State:

18.4% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.6% for AGIs below $25k, 3.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 4.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 6.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $2,383 (reported on 6.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,383
State:

$4,225

Taxes paid: $4,992 (reported on 13.2% of returns)
49968:

$4,992
State:

$8,327
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.8% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $1,833 (reported on 19.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,833
State:

$2,306
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.0% for AGIs below $25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 49968, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $30,304 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$30,304
State:

$48,204

Salary/wage: $27,238 (reported on 81.2% of returns)
Here:

$27,238
State:

$42,791
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 98.6% for AGIs below $10k, 67.4% for AGIs $10k-25k, 73.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 69.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 54.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,139 (reported on 45.6% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,139
Michigan:

$1,725
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 7.9% for AGIs below $10k, 2.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.5% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $1,097 (reported on 19.3% of returns)
Here:

$1,097
State:

$3,420
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 1.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.1% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$2,692 (reported on 15.2% of returns)
Here:

+$2,692
State:

+$8,532
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -3.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 5.3% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$2,667 (reported on 12.5% of returns)
Here:

+$2,667
State:

+$9,547
(% of AGI for various income ranges: -4.4% for AGIs below $10k, 3.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,320 (reported on 2.6% of returns)
49968:

$2,320
Michigan:

$2,875

Total itemized deductions: $16,903 (26% of AGI, reported on 9.7% of returns)
Here:

$16,903
State:

$18,509

Here:

26.5% of AGI
State:

20.7% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 4.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 8.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 11.7% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $1,907 (3% of AGI, reported on 7.8% of returns)
Here:

$1,907
State:

$3,365

Here:

2.9% of AGI
State:

3.6% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.9% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $3,478 (reported on 71.0% of returns)
49968:

$3,478
State:

$7,691
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.2% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 16.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,308 (reported on 17.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,308
State:

$1,737

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 52.2%
Here:

52%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 46.2% for AGIs below $10k, 54.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 53.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 47.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 82.4% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$34,203
Michigan:

$48,273
Wakefield, MI (49968) map Nearest zip codes: 49959, 49911, 49938, 49971, 49947, 54557.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

37.1%
Michigan:

49.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

5.4%
Michigan:

6.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 184
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 881


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 8 (3 now married, 5 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 392 (213 now married, 179 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 49968 with a mortgage: 422 (3 second mortgage, 24 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 449

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $783
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S359

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

20.8%
Whole state:

17.0%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

14.7%
Whole state:

9.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.5
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable locations in zip code 49968: Thomaston Station (A), Tula Station (B), Manley Siding (C), Jack Spur (D), Indianhead Mountain Ski Area (E), Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department (F), Trout Creek Fire Hall (G), Wakefield City Library (H), Wakefield Police Department (I), Gogebic County Home (J). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 49968 include: All Saints Lutheran Church (A), Wakefield United Methodist Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Grace Baptist Church (D), Immaculate Conception Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemetery: Lakeside Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

    Lakes and reservoirs: Lynx Lake (A), Copper Pond (B), Foxpaw Lake (C), Joann Lake (D), Hook Lake (E), Twin Pups Lakes (F), Chaney Lake (G), Sunday Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Rivers and creeks: Brotherton Creek (A), Bowden Creek (B), Nuthatch Creek (C), Bice Creek (D), Berranger Creek (E), Sunset Creek (F), Turpeinen Creek (G), Alward Creek (H), Peboan Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 49968: Eddy Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built

  • 02010 or later
  • 982000 to 2009
  • 911990 to 1999
  • 1341980 to 1989
  • 1731970 to 1979
  • 1151960 to 1969
  • 1561950 to 1959
  • 901940 to 1949
  • 6051939 or earlier

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Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Wakefield, MI (49968)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 341 bedroom
  • 2112 bedrooms
  • 4943 bedrooms
  • 1244 bedrooms
  • 85+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Wakefield, MI (49968)

  • 7no bedroom
  • 741 bedroom
  • 492 bedrooms
  • 293 bedrooms
  • 354 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Wakefield, MI (49968) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 25no vehicle
  • 3331 vehicle
  • 3802 vehicles
  • 1013 vehicles
  • 274 vehicles
  • 55+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Wakefield, MI (49968) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 50no vehicle
  • 711 vehicle
  • 682 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 54 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $433.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $134,676.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,100
49968:

$59,100
Michigan:

$117,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $32,400 - $108,900

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 11.6%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 77.2%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,177

Size of family households: 373 2-persons, 89 3-persons, 73 4-persons, 66 5-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 406 1-person, 53 2-persons, 5 4-persons

232 married couples with children.
173 single-parent households (52 men, 121 women).

96.2% of residents of 49968 zip code speak English at home.
0.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% very well, 13% not well).
2.6% of residents speak other language at home (86% very well, 14% well).

Foreign born population: 14 (0.6%)
(71.4% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.6%
Whole state:

6.2%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 21%Other Northern Europe
  • 21%Japan
  • 21%Korea
  • 14%Portugal
  • 14%Azores Islands
  • 7%England
  • 7%Scotland

Most common first ancestries reported in 49968 (%)

  • 20%Finnish
  • 11%German
  • 11%American
  • 8%Italian
  • 7%English
  • 6%Polish
  • 4%Irish

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 42000 to 2009
  • 11990 to 1999
  • 13Before 1990

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:


Zip code 49968 marital status for males
Zip code 49968 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 8.3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 8.5%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 49%Utility gas
  • 16%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 14%Wood
  • 12%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10%Electricity

Population in 1990: 3,043. Population change in the 1990s: -555 (-18.2%).

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:


69% of the 49968 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 63% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Michigan.

92% of the 49968 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 8% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% moved from different state.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school):
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

10.2%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Michigan:

8.6%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3
Here:

4.5%
Michigan:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 81,103Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations
  • 55,972Business and financial operations occupations
  • 47,321Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 45,833Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 43,000Management occupations
  • 29,583Health technologists and technicians

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 20 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 109 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 26 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Most common first names in zip code 49968 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6378.3 years
William4174.2 years
Mary3983.0 years
Joseph2979.2 years
George2380.1 years
James2169.3 years
Robert1866.6 years
Charles1780.6 years
Anna1686.6 years
Elmer1568.4 years
Most common last names in zip code 49968 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson4171.8 years
Maki2674.0 years
Hill1578.5 years
Bugni1475.8 years
Anderson1481.2 years
Niemi1278.8 years
Pikka1277.7 years
Olson1278.9 years
Mattson1172.4 years
Hanson1182.2 years

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