Wakefield, VA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wakefield, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Wakefield had a population of 943 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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

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


Total Population 943
Daytime Population: Workers 593
Daytime Population: Residents 572
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,165
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 943
Population in Familes 755
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 758
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $40,908
Average Household Income $49,381
Per Capita Income $20,516


Total Housing Units 472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 247 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 147 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 78 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Average Home Value $182,996


Total Households 394
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 256
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 0.24% -0.06%
Households 0.21% -0.1%
Families 0.66% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.12%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

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, 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 # 369 38th
Population Density # 295 50th
Diversity Index # 184 69th
Median Household Income # 426 28th
Per Capita Income # 486 18th

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