Overview for Wakefield, MA

27,041 people live in Wakefield, where the median age is 44 and the average individual income is $57,276. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

44 years

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Welcome to Wakefield

Join the up-and-coming community that is thriving with luxury and a quaint charm
Middlesex County’s Wakefield is inside the Greater Boston metropolitan area, making it both historical and conveniently located. What makes it special compared to the other areas nearby is the quaint charm that is built around Lake Quannapowitt. Another older settlement in the area, Wakefield became incorporated in 1812 as South Redding. The township's name later changed to Wakefield, but the history can be found on each street. Historic sites like the Lucius Beebe Memorial Library highlight the history that this town has experienced. The remnants of this changing economy are found in the architecture, and many luxury homes are historic and have been restored to capture the beauty of the time. 

What to Love

  • Easy access to Boston and amenities nearby
  • Lots of unique dining options
  • High-quality shopping in boutiques and designer outlets
  • Plenty of outdoor recreation and events throughout the year

Local Lifestyle

When you move to the Wakefield community, you will find a dense suburban lifestyle that reflects smaller towns with a laid-back atmosphere. There are lots of families in this area, so a lot of the community events are family-friendly and geared in that direction. Wakefield is also pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your fur family along when you are out exploring the community. 

Dining, Entertainment & Shopping

If you are looking for some excellent eats, make sure you visit Tonno Wakefield for upscale and modern Italian cuisine. Dinner is available daily, making for a great date night out on the town. Get your sweet tooth fix while running errands at the Gingerbread Construction Company, where there are various pastries to enjoy. 
When you want a more family-friendly atmosphere but exceptional Italian cuisine, visit Sabatino's for lunch or dinner. Their menu has something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Finally, find your favorite retailers and get some shopping done at North Ave. Plaza.

Things to Do

Each year, Wakefield hosts the Italian Festival that brings guests from all over New England to enjoy some of the best dishes and embrace the Italian culture. This event is free and lasts for several days of fun festivities. German culture is also appreciated throughout the month of October with Wakefield Oktoberfest at the Wakefield Center
During the holidays, Wakefield embraces winter with the Holiday Stroll, where all the downtown streets are closed, vendors set up booths, and the holidays are celebrated as a community. At other times of the year, you can enjoy recreation out on the water or the trails at Lake Quannapowitt




Schools in Wakefield, MA

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The following schools are within or nearby Wakefield. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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K - 4th
Northeast Metro Regional Vocational
9th - 12th
Galvin Middle School
5th - 8th
K - 4th
PreK - 8th
No rating available
K - 4th
K - 4th
Wakefield Memorial High
9th - 12th
Odyssey Day School
PreK - 8th
No rating available

Demographics and Employment Data for Wakefield, MA

Wakefield has 10,849 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Wakefield do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 27,041 people call Wakefield home. The population density is 4,989.084 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

49.9 / 50.1%

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