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Wakefield is a city in Gogebic County.
The community was named after George M. Wakefield, settler
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Wakefield. For links to other places called Wakefield, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Wakefield is 46.475N. The longitude is -89.939W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,539 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,022.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Wakefield demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gogebic County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49959 ZIP code.
10% of Wakefield residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Wakefield ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Wakefield was $17,036, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Wakefield residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Wakefield, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $217. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $493.
Libraries in Wakefield include Wakefield Public Library ... View libraries
Gogebic County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Wakefield political report.
The average commute time for Wakefield workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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