Wakefield, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Wakefield, Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Wakefield had a population of 961 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Wakefield is located at latitude 36.9682 and longitude -76.9897 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.

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

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Wakefield, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 961
Population in Households 961
Population in Familes 775
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 772
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $39,354
Average Household Income $46,843
Per Capita Income $19,480


Total Housing Units 475 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (31.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 73 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $139,773
Average Home Value $198,130


Total Households 402
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 260
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.44% -0.1%
Households 0.43% -0.15%
Families 0.77% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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, 2018 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 Density # 293 51st
Diversity Index # 184 69th
Median Household Income # 462 22nd
Per Capita Income # 533 10th

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