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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wakefield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01880 ZIP code.
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.
40% of Wakefield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wakefield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $716. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,577.
Libraries in Wakefield include Lucius Beebe Memorial Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Wakefield include Wakefield Observer
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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