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ZIP Code 02879

Primary City:Wakefield, RI (View All Cities)
County: Washington County
Timezone: Eastern (8:52am)
Area code: 401 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:41.43, -71.54
ZIP (~6 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 02879

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 02879. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 02879. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 02879, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Wakefield, RI
Acceptable:
Narragansett, Peace Dale, S Kingstown, South Kingstown
Unacceptable:
East Matunuck, Green Hill, Jerusalem, Matunuck

Stats and Demographics for the 02879 ZIP Code

ZIP code 02879 is located in central Rhode Island and covers a slightly less than average land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 02879 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is extremely large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly higher than average number of single adults and a slightly less than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 02879 ZIP code is slightly less than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 20,371
Population Density 545 people per sq mi
Housing Units 11,222
Median Home Value $352,000
Land Area 37.38 sq mi
Water Area 5.04 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 8,395
Median Household Income $75,692

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 45Male Median Age: 44Female Median Age: 47


MaleFemaleTotal
Under 5451438889
5-96185191,137
10-147306521,382
15-197146741,388
20-246095621,171
25-29468437905
30-34397452849
35-39472488960
40-446107581,368
45-498379271,764
50-548669821,848
55-598199291,748
60-647447331,477
65-69473516989
70-74272366638
75-79264344608
80-84200350550
85 Plus222478700

Gender

 Male 9,766 48%
 Female 10,605 52%
Gender

Race

 White 19,067 93.6%
 Black Or African American 232 1.1%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 287 1.4%
 Asian 286 1.4%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 81 0.4%
 Two Or More Races 415 2.0%
Race

Head of Household by Age


OwnerRenterTotal
15-2435229264
25-34329391720
35-448663371,203
45-541,6333732,006
55-641,6492741,923
65-748611661,027
75-84555239794
85 Plus217241458

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 4,326 52%
 Single Guardian 1,075 13%
 Singles 2,337 28%
 Singles With Roommate 657 8%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 6,036 72%
 Households with Kids 2,359 28%
Households with Kids

Children by Age


MaleFemaleTotal
18771158
210094194
39885183
499105204
5109107216
6115101216
7130101231
8135103238
9129107236
10146121267
11142147289
12155127282
13138132270
14149125274
15151174325
16177141318
17152163315
18115103218
1911993212
20132110242

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 02879 has a large percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 02879 were primarily built in 1939 or earlier or the 1990s. Looking at 02879 real estate data, the median home value of $352,000 is extremely high compared to the rest of the country. It is also high compared to nearby ZIP codes. So you are less likely to find inexpensive homes in 02879. Rentals in 02879 are most commonly 1 bedrooms. The rent for 1 bedrooms is normally $1,000+/month including utilities. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 02879 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 20,093 98.6%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 168 0.8%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 110 0.5%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 4,494 40%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,651 15%
 Renter Occupied Households 2,250 20%
 Households Vacant 2,827 25%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 162 5.7%
 Rented & Unoccupied 6 0.2%
 For Sale Only 145 5.1%
 Sold & Unoccupied 30 1.1%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 2,362 83.6%
 For Migrant Workers 0 0.0%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 122 4.3%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 132 7%
 1 Bedroom 834 42%
 2 Bedroom 609 30%
 3+ Bedroom 423 21%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $75,692 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 02879 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. Most commuters in 02879 can expect to fall in that range. Having to travel to work for over 45 minutes isn't uncommon for people who live here.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,691 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,117 30%
 No Earnings 5,157 30%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 6,691 39%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 5,117 30%
 No Earnings 5,157 30%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 9,385 89.6%
 Public transportation 319 3.0%
 Taxicab 15 0.1%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 333 3.2%
 Worked at Home 423 4.0%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 285 4%
 High School Graduate 2,315 35%
 Associate's degree 380 6%
 Bachelor's degree 2,119 32%
 Master's degree 971 15%
 Professional school degree 267 4%
 Doctorate degree 308 5%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,996 80.1%
 Enrolled in Private School 589 15.7%
 Not Enrolled in School 157 4.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 02879

ZIP Code 02879 is in the South Kingstown School District. There are 11 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 02879.

Hazard School
153 School St
Wakefield, RI 02879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Kingstown School District
Broad Rock Middle School
351 Broad Rock Rd
Wakefield, RI 02879
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: South Kingstown School District
Matunuck School
380 Matunuck Beach Rd
Wakefield, RI 02879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Kingstown School District
Peace Dale School
109 Kersey Rd
Peace Dale, RI 02879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Kingstown School District
Wakefield School
101 High St
Wakefield, RI 02879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Kingstown School District
South Kingstown Integrated Pre
1157 South Rd
Wakefield, RI 02879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: South Kingstown School District
South Kingstown High School
215 Columbia St
Wakefield, RI 02879
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: South Kingstown School District
Curtis Corner Middle School
301 Curtis Corner Rd
Wakefield, RI 02879
Grade Level: Middle/Secondary
District: South Kingstown School District
The Prout School
4640 Tower Hill Rd
Wakefield, RI 02879
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Immaculate Conception Academy
4780 Tower Hill Rd
Wakefield, RI 02879
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Private
Monsignor Matthew Clarke Catholic Regional School
5074 Tower Hill Rd
Wakefield, RI 02879
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private

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