Wakefield, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wakefield, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Wakefield had a population of 974 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Wakefield is located at latitude 36.9691 and longitude -76.9881 in Sussex County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Wakefield (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Sussex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 98 feet.

The Town of Wakefield (GNIS ID: 2391466) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Wakefield: Blackwater Depot, Heaths, Heath's, Wakefield Station.

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


Total Population 974
Population in Households 974
Population in Familes 782
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 783
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 409
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 266
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 260 (53.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $112,838
Average Home Value $165,996


Median Household Income $38,503
Average Household Income $45,887
Per Capita Income $19,151
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.79% 0.39%
Households 0.85% 0.34%
Families 1.39% 0.3%
Median Household Income   -1.33%
Per Capita Income   -0.71%
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, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakefield 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 # 367 38th
Population Density1 # 291 51st
Diversity Index2 # 184 69th
Median Household Income # 440 26th
Per Capita Income # 512 14th

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