02879 Zip Code Profile

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Welcome to WAKEFIELD, RI 02879

02879 is an upscale rural zip code in Wakefield, Rhode Island. The population is primarily white, older, and mostly married couples. At $373,600 the average home value here is a bit higher than average for the Providence-New Bedford-Fall River metro area, so this probably isn't the place to look for housing bargains.

The average family here is doing well financially earning $81,521/year.

An intersting fact about income: Men in 02879 earn an average of $49,883/year. Women earn only $24,900/year.

9,364 people in 02879 have jobs. This statistic includes anyone over the age of 16.

Are you thinking about moving to a neighborhood in 02879? You might be interested to know that the average commute time to work for people living here is not bad, only 25.0 minutes.

The median age here is 45. There are 9,766 men and 10,605 women. The median age for men is 44 while for women the median age is 47.

To give you a sense of the community, 10,673 people (out of the 20,371 people live here) have lived in their home at least 5 years. The Post Office delivers mail to 9,592 homes, and 714 businesses every day. people ride bikes or walk to work on a fairly regular basis.

02879 Zip code is located in the Eastern time zone at 41 degrees latitude (Fun Fact: this is the same latitude as Porto, Portugal!) and -72 degrees longitude. It has an average elevation of 104 feet above sea levell.

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  • Demographics

  • Total Population: 20,371
  • White Population: 19,414
  • Black Population: 439
  • Hispanic Population: 363
  • Asian Population: 379
  • Hawaiian Population: 20
  • Indian Population: 470
  • Male Population: 9,766
  • Female Population: 10,605
  • Median Age: 45
  • Median Age of Males: 44
  • Median Age of Females: 47
  • Geography

  • Region: Northeast
  • Division: New England
  • State: Rhode Island
  • CBSA Type: Metropolitan
  • CBSA Name: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River RI-MA
  • County: Washington
  • City: Wakefield
  • Longitude: -71.5
  • Latitude: 41.4
  • Elevation: 105 feet above sea levele
  • Area code: 401
  • Marital Status

  • Average Age

  • The Commute to Work

  • Total commuters: 8,980
  • Drive alone:
  • Carpool:
  • Public transit:
  • Ride bikes or walk:

  • Average commute time: 25.0 minutes.
  •    0 - 5: 431
  •    5 - 9: 1,165
  •    10 - 14: 1,686
  •    15 - 19: 1,061
  •    20 - 24: 877
  •    25 - 29: 465
  •    30 - 34: 960
  •    35 - 39: 399
  •    40 - 44: 495
  •    45 - 59: 835
  •    60 - 89: 342
  •    90 plus: 264
  • The Economics

  • Average House Value: $373,600
  • Average Annual Household Income: $74,537
  • Businesses: 645
  • Employees: 6,969
  • Annual Payroll: $240,021,000
  • Average Family Income: $81,521
  • Median Family Income: $54,410
  • Average Income for Men: $49,883
  • Average Income for Women: $24,900
  • Other Stuff

  • County FIPS Code: 009
  • State FIPS Code: 44

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Schools in 02879 Zip Code

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Primary Schools
Hazard School
153 School Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 360-1200
Matunuck School
380 Matunuck Beach Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 360-1234
Peace Dale Elementary School
109 Kersey Road
Peace Dale, RI 02879
(401) 792-9647
Wakefield Elementary School
101 High Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 360-1400
Middle Schools
Broad Rock Middle School
351 Broad Rock Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 782-6223
Curtis Corner Middle School
301 Curtis Corner Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 360-1333
High Schools
South Kingstown High School
215 Columbia Street
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 360-1150
Other Schools
South Road Elementary
1157 South Road
Wakefield, RI 02879
(401) 792-9679

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Sex Offender Information

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In the 02879 zip code, the registered sex offenders can be found at http://www.paroleboard.ri.gov/sexoffender/agree.php. Please be sure to read all the disclaimers provided by the state.

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