Wakefield-Peacedale CDP, RI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wakefield-Peacedale CDP, Rhode Island - Basic Facts

The Wakefield-Peacedale Census Designated Place had a population of 8,699 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wakefield-Peacedale CDP is located at latitude 41.4447 and longitude -71.5006 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Wakefield-Peacedale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.26 sq. miles.

The Wakefield-Peacedale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378116) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wakefield-Peacedale Census Designated Place is located within Town of South Kingstown, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wakefield-Peacedale CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wakefield-Peacedale CDP, RI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 8,699
Population in Households 8,581
Population in Familes 6,636
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 1,781
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 3,617
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,238
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,996 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,356 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,261 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 379 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $323,665
Average Home Value $335,760


Median Household Income $67,669
Average Household Income $95,511
Per Capita Income $40,170
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.05%
Households 0.82% 0.27%
Families 0.64% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wakefield-Peacedale CDP, RI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakefield-Peacedale CDP to the other 34 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 65th
Population Density1 # 15 59th
Diversity Index2 # 13 68th
Median Household Income # 16 56th
Per Capita Income # 8 79th

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