Wakefield, MA

26,399 Population
7.4 square miles 3,588.8 people per square mile

Census data: ACS 2016 5-year unless noted

 

 People

Percent of State Population
0.4%
was 0.4%
 
Population Density
3,588.8
US 88.8 people/sq mile
Dependency Ratio
47.7%
was 48.5%
US Population Dependency Ratio is 49.7
Percent Foreign Born
8.4%
was 8.2%
 
Percent Under 18
19.4%
was 20.3%
 
Percent 65 and Over
16.2%
was 15.7%
 

 Economics

Unemployment Rate
--
No Data Available
Percent Living in Poverty
3.9%
was 4.8%
 
Median Household Income
$90,911
was $85,573
 
Gini Income Distribution
 
40.1
41.1
US Gini Index is 42.0

 Safety

Homicides per 100,000
7.4
 
Violent Crimes per 100,000
191.1
was 189.6
 
Property Crimes per 100,000
768.2
was 1,211.4
 

 Housing

Total Housing Units
10,502
was 10,477
 
Median Rent
$1,242
was $1,203
 
Total Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Occupied Housing Units
10,122
was 10,005
 
Homeownership Rate
73.9%
was 73.6%
 
Single Family Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Residential Units Per Sq Mile
1,420.6
was 1,424.3
 
Rental Vacancy Rate
12.6%
was 15.2%
 
Multifamily Building Permits
--
No Data Available
Persons Per Dwelling Unit
2.6
was 2.6
 
Building Permits per 1000 Housing Units
--
No Data Available
Building Permits per 1000 Residents
--
No Data Available

 Health

Percent with Insurance Under 18
99.4%
was 99.2%
 
Percent with Insurance 18 to 64
97.4%
 
Percent with Insurance Over 65
99.1%
was 99.1%
 

 Education

Percent with High School Diploma or Higher
93.4%
was 93.7%
 
Percent with Bachelors Degree or Higher
49.5%
was 46.5%
 

 Finance

Capital Spending
--
No Data Available
Own Source Revenue
87.4%
was 87.2%
Ranked 63rd Highest in MA
Debt Service Ratio
0%
Ranked 157th Highest in MA
Revenue
$75,638,984
was $70,242,848
Ranked 70th Highest in MA
Expenditure
$68,855,316
was $65,262,884
Ranked 70th Highest in MA
Revenue per Capita
$2,928
was $2,765
Ranked 128th Highest in MA
Expenditure per Capita
$2,665
was $2,569
Ranked 134th Highest in MA

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