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Living In Wakefield, MA

A small city located in Massachusetts, Wakefield has a population of slightly less than 27,000. Retirees make up a greater percentage of the population (17%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. Home ownership is more common than renting in the area, and 25% of residents rent. At $1,311 a month, the average rent is slightly above the state average.

If you're looking for a number of career options, Wakefield has them in spades. The five most common industries are healthcare, retail, scientific, education, and manufacturing. Together, these industries make up 34% of the city's workforce. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 10% of the city's population works in management, making it the top career path in the city. Wakefield workers earn an average annual income of about $105,000, around $22,000 more than those elsewhere in the state. Wakefield's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345). Wakefield has a large concentration of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 13% have earned a Master's degree or a Doctorate. Furthermore, 23% possess a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.

Wakefield residents have an average commute of about 34 minutes. Many residents (48%) commute to work by car or truck, while public transit is used by only 5% of the city. Relatively few residents walk to work.

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