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People

Total Population 1,729
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 29.6%
Employed Population 16+ 566
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 50.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,813
% Above Poverty Level 78.3%
% Below Poverty Level 21.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.6%
Median Gross Rent $482
Median House Value $57,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.8%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 9.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wakefield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 105 miles E of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 185 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Gogebic
Standard Zip Codes 49968
Phone Area Codes 906
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.475
Longitude -89.939

Wakefield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station IRONWOOD
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 19 F
Apr Temp 28 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station BERGLAND DAM
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp -0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 25 to 50 F
Jul Temp 53 to 78 F
Oct Temp 32 to 54 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station REST LAKE
Distance 25 miles
Jan Temp -4 to 19 F
Apr Temp 25 to 51 F
Jul Temp 53 to 76 F
Oct Temp 32 to 53 F
Annual Precip 32.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bessemer 1,935 $53,750
Ironwood 5,153 $41,420

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wakefield Public Libraries

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Wakefield Public Library
401 HANCOCK STREET
Wakefield, Michigan
(906) 229-5236

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Wakefield High Schools

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715 PUTNAM STREET
906-224-7211
Serves 265 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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