Wakefield, RI Population

Population: 8,468
Males: 3,958 (46.7%), Females: 4,510 (53.3%)

Median resident age: 37.0 years
Median household income: $50,313
Median house value: $151,700

Races in Wakefield-Peacedale:

  • White Non-Hispanic (89.7%)
  • American Indian (4.8%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • Black (2.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (23.1%), English (17.3%), Italian (17.3%), French (10.1%), German (9.1%), Polish (5.9%).

Land area: 4.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wakefield-Peacedale

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 41.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.6%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wakefield-Peacedale CDP

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 7.8%
  • Divorced: 10.3%

3.1% Foreign born (1.2% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.8% Latin America).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wakefield-Peacedale:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wakefield-Peacedale:

  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 20 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)
  • GROTON-NEW LONDON (about 38 miles; GROTON NEW LONDON, CT; Abbreviation: GON)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 63 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wakefield-Peacedale:

  • RICHMOND (about 9 miles; WEST KINGSTON, RI; Abbreviation: 08R)
  • QUONSET STATE (about 12 miles; NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI; Abbreviation: OQU)
  • NEWPORT STATE (about 17 miles; NEWPORT, RI; Abbreviation: UUU)
Amtrak station near Wakefield-Peacedale:

  • 6 miles: KINGSTON (WEST KINGSTON, FAIRGROUNDS RD.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wakefield-Peacedale:

  • UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND (about 4 miles; KINGSTON, RI; Full-time enrollment: 11,759)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 19 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,650)
  • NEW ENGLAND INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (about 19 miles; WARWICK, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,419)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 24 miles; BRISTOL, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,007)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 27 miles; Providence, RI; Full-time enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 27 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 28 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 7,460)

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