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The of Wakefield is located in Washington County in the state of Rhode Island (RI).

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}} Wakefield is a village in the town of South Kingstown, Rhode Island, and the commercial center of the town. Together with the village of Peace Dale, it is treated by the U.S. Census as a component of the census designated place identified as Wakefield-Peacedale, Rhode Island. South Kingston was the traditional county seat of Washington County. Since 1991, the Washington County Courthouse has been in Wakefield. The Sheriffs Office which handles corrections is also in Wakefield. The Wakefield village center along Main Street (old Boston Post Road) between Belmont Avenue and Columbia Street was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996 as Wakefield Historic District. The district is significant for being an early commercial and industrial center. The district includes 53 properties over an area of and also includes Kenyon`s Department Store, which is separately listed on the National Register.
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Wakefield Latitude: 41.4261 Longitude: -71.5353

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The The Zip Codes for Wakefield, RI are:
02879, 02880, 02881, 02883

The of Wakefield

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Wakefield Rhode Island Physical Characteristics:

The of Wakefield has an area of 5.1 square miles
  • Land: 4.8840455598456 Sq. Mi. (94.85%)
  • Water: 0.26498494208494 Sq. Mi.(5.15%)
The Wakefield takes up 0.9% of the area of Washington County.

Map Location Coordinates:

  • Latitude: +41.4447131
  • Longitude: -071.5006069
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Wakefield, RI Climate Information:

  • Average Temperature: 49°F
  • Average Rainfall: 51.29 inches
*Based on annual average for Weather Station USW00054797 KINGSTON 1 W
Latitude: 41.4783 Longitude: -71.5417 Elevation: 32.3 feet.

Wakefield, RI Population Data:

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Wakefield was 8,487 people, which is 6.7 % of the entire population of Washington County.


  • 47.41% Male
  • 52.59% Female


  • 90.279% White
  • 1.850% Black
  • 1.390% Asian
  • 2.60% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.01% Pacific Islander
  • 3.170% Mixed
  • 0.695% Other


  • 97.55% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 2.45% Hispanic or Latino
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Wakefield, RI Housing Information:

Average Household Size: 2.4
Number of Residences: 3,720
  • Occupied: 3,437 (92.39%)
  • Vacant: 283 (7.61%)
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Arnold's Main Street Branch
525104 - Hardware-Retail
297 Main St, Wakefield, Rhode Island 02879-3527
Doug Briggs (401) 783-3311 (401) 783-9124 http://www.arnoldlumber.com
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