Wakefield is home to approximately 1850 year-round residents. Wakefield is one of the few Upper Peninsula Municipalities that owns and operates its own electrical utility. By having our own Electrical Department, Wakefield is able to maintain a low cost of living while providing excellent year round recreational opportunities and services. Regardless of having only one stoplight, Wakefield has multiple professional, family-owned and retail businesses to serve our residents and tourists. Wakefield residents take pride in their Community. Wakefield is a perfect example of Small Town America and has been known for decades as the "Friendly City". People in Wakefield are certain to take the time to talk with you, offer friendly advice nd are even willing to lend a helping hand, if in need. If you stop at one of our local establishments and talk to a 'local', you will leave a friend. Our hope is that fond memories will bring you back to our little hidden gem in God's Country!