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Demographics

People

Total Population1,731
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens31.1%
Employed Population 16+580
Age of the Population51

Families

% of people married50.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.8%
Median Earnings25+$22,813
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,768

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,750
% Above Poverty Level76%
% Below Poverty Level24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone36.6%
Median Gross Rent$494
Median House Value$57,300

Ancestry

Finnish24.8%
Italian15.1%
Polish11.3%
Irish9%
English8.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.7%
French Except Basque6.1%
Swedish5.1%
Dutch2.3%
Canadian2.2%
Norwegian1.8%
Lithuanian1.8%
Scottish1.3%
Hungarian0.9%
Serbian0.8%
Czech0.7%
Slovak0.6%
Slovene0.5%
Croatian0.5%
German0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Greek0.3%
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Wakefield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gogebic County
Standard Zip Codes49968
Phone Area Codes906
Time ZoneAmerica/Menominee
Approximate Latitude46.47
Approximate Longitude-89.93

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)

StationIRONWOOD
Distance11.6 miles
Jan Temp-0 to 19 F
Apr Temp28 to 50 F
Jul Temp55 to 77 F
Oct Temp34 to 53 F
Annual Precip34.6 inches
StationBERGLAND DAM
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp-0 to 20 F
Apr Temp25 to 50 F
Jul Temp53 to 78 F
Oct Temp32 to 54 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationREST LAKE
Distance25 miles
Jan Temp-4 to 19 F
Apr Temp25 to 51 F
Jul Temp53 to 76 F
Oct Temp32 to 53 F
Annual Precip32.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bessemer1,921$52,989
Ironwood5,089$42,356

Wakefield Public Libraries

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

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Wakefield Public Schools

Wakefield-marenisco School
715 Putnam St
ZIP: 49968
(906) 224-9421
Other
Total Enrollment 288
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