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Wakefield is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after Cyrus Wakefield, factory owner

The latitude of Wakefield is 42.506N. The longitude is -71.073W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 24,804.


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Median household income
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$66,117
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Wakefield demographic reports
Wakefield is on the Saugus River and Lake Quannapowitt
An early industry, the Wakefield rattan company, popularized the use of wicker around the country
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 20. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Wakefield received national attention for fatal shootings of seven technology company workers in December 2000
Performing arts: New England String Ensemble
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Quannapowitt, Crystal Lake
Historic sites and museums: Elizabeth Boit House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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4% of Wakefield residents report German ancestry, and 27% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wakefield ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wakefield was $30,369, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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40% of Wakefield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Wakefield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $716.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,577.


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Libraries in Wakefield include Lucius Beebe Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Wakefield include Wakefield Observer

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The average commute time for Wakefield workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 1 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Wakefield between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Wakefield include Best Western, Sheraton Colonial Hotel & Golf Club.

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