Wakefield, Massachusetts Population 2020

26,960

Wakefield is a city located in Massachusetts. Wakefield has a 2020 population of 26,960. Wakefield is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 8.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 24,932 in 2010. Wakefield reached it's highest population of 26,960 in 2018.

The average household income in Wakefield is $118,420 with a poverty rate of 4.05%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,360 per month, and the median house value is $470,900. The median age in Wakefield is 44.8 years, 43.3 years for males, and 45.7 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.9 males.

Wakefield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wakefield was:

  • White: 92.98%
  • Asian: 2.22%
  • Other race: 1.93%
  • Two or more races: 1.42%
  • Black or African American: 1.42%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wakefield, Massachusetts is 26,960, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,960.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 24,932.

Wakefield, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,06892.98%
Asian5982.22%
Some Other Race5191.93%
Two or More Races3831.42%
Black or African American3821.42%
American Indian and Alaska Native100.04%

Wakefield Population Pyramid 2020

Wakefield Median Age

44.8


Total

43.3


Male

45.7


Female

Wakefield Adults

There are 21,795 adults, (5,020 of whom are seniors) in Wakefield.

Wakefield Age Dependency

60.7

Age Dependency Ratio

29.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wakefield Sex Ratio

Female

13,979

51.85%

Male

12,981

48.15%

Wakefield Households and Families

Wakefield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wakefield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.2%10.8%
All74.4%25.6%
Male61.3%38.7%
Female58.6%41.4%
Non Family53.7%46.3%

74.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,7432.4774.4
Married6,0613.1389.2
Non Family3,4051.1853.7
Female8742.8358.6
Male4032.6561.3

3.02

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wakefield Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6373.16%
9th to 12th Grade7253.60%
High School Graduate4,07820.25%
Some College2,55712.70%
Associates Degree1,7848.86%
Bachelors Degree6,23430.96%
Graduate Degree4,12020.46%

Wakefield Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White18,36317,3309,425
Hispanic838557344
Asian499460370
Other Race375143111
Black286277105
Multiple Races14314395
Native American101010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$58,172$68,076$49,475
Less Than High School$30,497$31,591$
High School Grad$38,083$48,772$28,885
Some College$48,710$59,479$40,986
Bachelors Degree$67,399$74,937$53,097
Graduate Degree$86,019$104,038$73,095

$58,172

Average Earnings

$68,076

Average Male

$49,475

Average Female

Wakefield Language

Wakefield Language by Age

Wakefield Language

89.84% of Wakefield residents speak only English, while 10.16% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 4.46% of the population.

Wakefield Poverty

Wakefield Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,0569704.03%
Hispanic1,243735.87%
Other5156913.40%
Multiple383297.57%
Black37461.60%

4.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.61%

Male Poverty Rate

4.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wakefield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wakefield is Other, with 13.40% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wakefield is Black, with 1.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.28%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.01%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School21.13%
High School6.19%
Bachelors or Greater2.64%
Some College1.55%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed19.80%
Female Unemployed9.01%
Male Employed1.11%
Female Employed0.86%

Wakefield Income

Wakefield Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$95,302$118,420
Families$116,958$140,469
Married Families$131,198-
Non Families$52,945$65,155

Wakefield Marital Status

Wakefield Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.6%

Male Marriage Rate

52.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wakefield Married by Age and Sex

Wakefield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wakefield Marital Status by Race

Wakefield Veterans

1,554

Number of Veterans

1,411

Male Veterans

143

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam436
Korea265
First Gulf War208
World War II154
Second Gulf War152
Age Group Veterans
75+534
65 to 74481
35 to 54271
55 to 64217
18 to 3451
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5537.62%
Hispanic111.21%
Black10.30%

$Wakefield Veterans by Education

6.96%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wakefield Employment Status

70%

Labor Force Participation

67.7%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wakefield Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

74.94%

Born in Massachusetts

91.08%

Native Born

8.92%

Foreign Born

4.32%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

91.08% of Wakefield residents were born in the United States, with 74.94% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202026,9600.00%
201926,9600.00%
201826,9601370.51%
201726,8234241.61%
201626,3992420.93%
201526,1573221.25%
201425,8354351.71%
201325,4002821.12%
201225,1183241.31%
201124,794-138-0.55%
201024,9320.00%