Wakefield, VA 23888 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 23888: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Wakefield, VA 23888

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 86
  • Single Family Addresses: 752
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Sussex County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.974, Longitude -76.988
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 23888 has segments in 3 Counties / Independent Cities (Southampton, Surry, Sussex).

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Wakefield, VA 23888 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,362
Daytime Population: Workers 846
Daytime Population: Residents 1,333
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,179
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 2,339
Population in Familes 1,901
Population in Group Qrtrs 23
Population Density2 30
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $43,914
Average Household Income $52,103
Per Capita Income $21,951


Total Housing Units 1,165 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 663 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 325 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 177 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $141,535
Average Home Value $190,535


Total Households 988
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 658
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% -0.18%
Households 0.14% -0.2%
Families -0.02% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Wakefield, VA 23888 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 23888 to the other 870 ZIP Codes in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 492 44th
Population Density # 703 19th
Diversity Index # 190 78th
Median Household Income # 595 32nd
Per Capita Income # 642 26th

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