Zip Code 02879 Map and Profile

Official Zip Code NameWakefield
Zip Code StateRhode Island
Zip Code TypeNon-Unique
Primary County: Washington
Area Code401
Alternate Zip Code NamesNARRAGANSETT
Unacceptable Zip Code NamesEAST MATUNUCK
Current Population:20371
Racial Majority:White 90.82%
Public School Racial Majority:White 86.9%
Unemployment Rate:6.9%
Median Household Income$73164
Average Adjusted Gross Income$93330
School Test Performance:Excellent
Average Commute Time27.5 Minutes
Time Zone:Eastern Daylight Time
Elevation Range10 - 151 ft.
Area43 Sqm.
Coordinates(Y,X)41.42664500, -71.53687400

Zip Code 02879 Description

Zip Code 02879 is located in the state of Rhode Island in the Providence metro area. Zip code 02879 is primarily located in Washington County. The official US Postal Service name for 02879 is WAKEFIELD, Rhode Island. Portions of zip code 02879 are contained within or border the city limits of Wakefield-Peacedale, RI, Kingston, RI, and Narragansett Pier, RI. The area code for zip code 02879 is 401. 02879 can be classified socioeconically as a Middle Class class zipcode in comparison to other zipcodes in Rhode Island.

The current unemployment level in 02879 is 6.9% which is higher than the current county unemployment level of 5.0% and is lower than the current state unemployment at 7.9% and higher than the current national unemployment rate at 6.0%.

According the 2010 US Census, the population of 02879 increased to 20371 from 18699 over the past 10 years. The majority ethnicity residing in 02879 is White while the majority ethnicity attending 02879 public schools is White. 18.4% of students in 02879 public schools receive or are eligible to participate in free or reduced lunch programs.

 White 18389 90.82% 18840 -2%
 Black Or African American 392 1.94% 219 +79%
 Hispanic 490 2.42% 363 +35%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 492 2.43% 266 +85%
 Asian 258 1.27% 284 -9%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 0 0% 3 -100%
 Other Race 32 0.11% 32 -31%
 Two Or More Races 364 1.01% 364 -44%

Zip Code 02879 Race/Ethnicity

 White 86.9%
 Black Or African American 1.9%
 Hispanic 4%
 Asian 1.3%
 Hawaii/Pacific Islander 0.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 2.2%
 Two or More Races 3.6%

Zip Code 02879 Public School Race/Ethnicity Profile

Total Population2037118699
Male Population47.90%
Female Population52.10%
Total Households8395
Test Score PerformanceExcellent
Percentage of Students Eligible For
Free or Reduced Lunch
Percentage of Public Schools with
Title 1 Status
Median Household Income$73164
Income Under $50K Per Year31.80%
Income $50K to $100K Per Year36.00%
Income Above $100K Per Year32.30%
02879 US Congressional District
DistrictRepresentativeParty Affiliation
Rhode Island District 2James LangevinDemocrat
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Average Real Estate Asking Price$449414
Average Real Estate Sale Price$372250
Current Unemployment Level 6.9%
Previous Month Unemployment Level6.9%
Unemployment Level 1 Year Ago3.6%
2012 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
1990 Hardiness ZoneZone 6b: -5F to 0F
Köppen Climate ClassificationDfb - Humid Continental Mild Summer, Wet All Year
Ecoregion 59c - Southern New England Coastal Plains and Hills
Average First Frost DatesOctober 1 - 10
Average Last Frost DatesMay 1 - 10

Zip Code 02879 Annual Climate Data

Avg Min Temp (°F)20222937475662615443352641
Avg Max Temp (°F)38404756667580797363534359
Avg Precip (In.)4.563.624.744.543.963.733.
Core Based Statistical
Area (CBSA)
Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA
CBSA Type02879
CBSA Population1610368
Time ZoneEastern Daylight Time
IANA Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Follows DSTYes
GMT Difference-5 Hours