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People

Total Population 5,007
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 22.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,218
Age of the Population 53

Families

% of people married 65.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,221
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 39 minutes
% Working from Home 6.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $830
Median House Value $174,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.5%
US/American 0%
English 23.9%
Irish 14.9%

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

Wakefield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 39 miles W of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 83 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Carroll
Standard Zip Codes 03872
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.568
Longitude -71.03

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 SANFORD 2 NNW
Distance 14.2 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station LAKEPORT 2
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 60 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 59 F
Annual Precip 40.9 inches
Station EAST HIRAM
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 3 to 28 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 32 to 58 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Wakefield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Wakefield (03830)

Sanbornville (03872)

Union (03887)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookfield 837 $75,000
Middleton 1,723 $66,563
Milton 4,606 $67,991
New Durham 2,653 $90,391
Ossipee 4,287 $60,758
Wolfeboro 6,234 $68,409

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

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Wakefield Public Library
2699 WAKEFIELD ROAD
Wakefield, New Hampshire
(603) 522-3032
The Gafney Library, Inc.
14 HIGH STREET
Wakefield, New Hampshire
(603) 522-3401

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