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C+
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    C-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$201,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$888
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    12%
  • Own
    88%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    107
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    35
    41
  • Robbery
    36
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    338
    500
  • Theft
    870
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    71
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$53,224
National
$55,322
Children
14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%
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Wakefield Reviews

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After living in Wakefield for over 10 years there are many things I've found to love and hate. It's a quiet town during Winter, except when you hear everyone complaining about the poorly paved state roads. During the summer it becomes alive as all the tourists visiting and passing through stop and check out the few things Wakefield has to offer.
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Wakefield is a great town to live in and raise a family. There are 7 lakes for outdoor activities and a number of restaurants but still a small town feel. The property taxes are low which make it affordable but you have to plan to drive 30-45 minutes to work in most corporations.
It is a very small town. I never had the childhood where i had all my friends within walking distance. It was nice living close to the downtown area because I could walk to the store, but it was very small and never quite had everything you needed. The closest supermarket is at least 20 minutes away in either Rochester or Ossipee