Wakefield CDP, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wakefield CDP, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Wakefield Census Designated Place had a population of 11,533 as of July 1, 2016. Wakefield CDP ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wakefield CDP is located at latitude 38.8247 and longitude -77.243 in Fairfax County. The formal boundaries for the Wakefield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

The Wakefield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584933) has a U2 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place without an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wakefield CDP population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wakefield CDP, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,533
Population in Households 11,524
Population in Familes 10,515
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 3,057
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 3,933
Average Household Size 2.93
Family Households 3,325
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,593 (89.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 340 ( 8.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 ( 2.0%)
Median Home Value $613,580
Average Home Value $630,886


Median Household Income $148,731
Average Household Income $196,257
Per Capita Income $66,953
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.36% 0.47%
Households 0.34% 0.44%
Families 0.31% 0.42%
Median Household Income   0.95%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wakefield CDP, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakefield CDP to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 111 81st
Population Density1 # 89 85th
Diversity Index2 # 243 59th
Median Household Income # 20 97th
Per Capita Income # 14 98th

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