Wakefield, RI 02879 ZIP Code Profile


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ZIP Code 02879: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wakefield, RI 02879

Acceptable Alternative
Narragansett, RI 02879
Peace Dale, RI 02879
S Kingstown, RI 02879
South Kingstown, RI 02879

Not Acceptable, USPS
East Matunuck, RI 02879
Green Hill, RI 02879
Jerusalem, RI 02879
Matunuck, RI 02879

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Washington County
  • Centroid: Latitude 41.42, Longitude -71.531
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes
  • Businesses Addresses: 751
  • PO Box Addresses: 0
  • Residential Addresses: 9,653
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 657
    • Single Family Addresses: 8,996

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Database updated: February 1, 2018, Maps updated: February 1, 2018.

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Wakefield, RI 02879 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 20,114
Daytime Population: Workers 8,951
Daytime Population: Residents 9,661
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 18,612
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 19,838
Population in Familes 15,478
Population in Group Qrtrs 276
Population Density2 506
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $79,334
Average Household Income $107,565
Per Capita Income $45,236


Total Housing Units 11,580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,864 (50.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,550 (22.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,166 (27.3%)
Median Home Value $356,158
Average Home Value $404,071


Total Households 8,414
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 5,316
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.27% -0.34%
Households -0.06% -0.22%
Families -0.17% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Wakefield, RI 02879 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 02879 to the other 79 ZIP Codes in Rhode Island by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 23 72nd
Population Density # 50 38th
Diversity Index # 35 57th
Median Household Income # 27 67th
Per Capita Income # 15 82nd

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