Wakefield, MA 01880 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 01880: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wakefield, MA 01880

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 1,432
  • Single Family Addresses: 8,825
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 1,780
  • County: Middlesex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 42.502, Longitude -71.07
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Wakefield, MA 01880 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 26,367
Population in Households 26,108
Population in Familes 21,198
Population in Group Qrtrs 259
Population Density1 3,331
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 10,521
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 6,864
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,511 (67.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,010 (27.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 552 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $441,579
Average Home Value $457,792


Median Household Income $95,269
Average Household Income $113,633
Per Capita Income $45,545
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.9% 1.01%
Households 0.83% 0.97%
Families 0.76% 0.93%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wakefield, MA 01880 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 01880 to the other 515 ZIP Codes in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 79 85th
Population Density1 # 115 78th
Diversity Index2 # 291 44th
Median Household Income # 112 78th
Per Capita Income # 149 71st

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