Wakefield, Michigan Population 2020

1,682

Wakefield is a city located in Michigan. With a 2020 population of 1,682, it is the 279th largest city in Michigan and the 8292nd largest city in the United States. Wakefield is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -9.13% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,851 in 2010. Wakefield reached it's highest population of 1,832 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Wakefield has a population density of 214 people per square mile.

The average household income in Wakefield is $59,478 with a poverty rate of 21.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $521 per month, and the median house value is $57,300. The median age in Wakefield is 54.8 years, 51.7 years for males, and 58.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.6 males.

Wakefield Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Wakefield was:

  • White: 97.14%
  • Black or African American: 1.43%
  • Two or more races: 1.24%
  • Native American: 0.20%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Wakefield, Michigan is 1,682, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,690.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,851.

Wakefield, Michigan Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,49397.14%
Black or African American221.43%
Two or More Races191.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.20%

Wakefield Population Pyramid 2020

Wakefield Median Age

54.8


Total

51.7


Male

58.3


Female

Wakefield Adults

There are 1,351 adults, (458 of whom are seniors) in Wakefield.

Wakefield Age Dependency

72.1

Age Dependency Ratio

51.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

20.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Wakefield Sex Ratio

Female

778

50.62%

Male

759

49.38%

Wakefield Households and Families

Wakefield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Wakefield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married91.5%8.5%
All78.2%21.8%
Non Family72%28%
Female56.1%43.9%

78.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7311.9378.2
Non Family3781.2472
Married2812.6691.5
Female662.7156.1
Male62.5100

2.63

Average Family Size

1.93

Average Household Size

7.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

1.5%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Wakefield Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade262.06%
9th to 12th Grade806.34%
High School Graduate48238.19%
Some College34827.58%
Associates Degree15212.04%
Bachelors Degree13710.86%
Graduate Degree372.93%

Wakefield Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,2281,122174
Black2222
Multiple Races1010
Hispanic22

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.17%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,286$40,625$15,769
Less Than High School$2,500$$
High School Grad$23,125$38,750$15,909
Some College$25,733$30,417$18,100
Bachelors Degree$41,429$52,857$
Graduate Degree$$$

$26,286

Average Earnings

$40,625

Average Male

$15,769

Average Female

Wakefield Language

Wakefield Language by Age

Wakefield Language

97.24% of Wakefield residents speak only English, while 2.76% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 1.95% of the population.

Wakefield Poverty

Wakefield Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,39229921.48%
Multiple19736.84%

21.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.47%

Male Poverty Rate

24.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wakefield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wakefield is Multiple, with 36.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wakefield is White, with 21.48% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.81%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School42.47%
Some College27.40%
High School16.55%
Bachelors or Greater5.17%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed14.94%
Male Employed4.45%

Wakefield Income

Wakefield Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,375$59,478
Families$58,438$68,526
Married Families$63,438-
Non Families$26,087$50,224

Wakefield Marital Status

Wakefield Marital Status

Marriage Rates

41.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.4%

Male Marriage Rate

40.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Wakefield Married by Age and Sex

Wakefield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Wakefield Marital Status by Race

Wakefield Veterans

201

Number of Veterans

185

Male Veterans

16

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam71
Second Gulf War49
Korea42
First Gulf War39
World War II19
Age Group Veterans
75+60
55 to 6448
65 to 7447
35 to 5429
18 to 3417

$Wakefield Veterans by Education

18.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wakefield Employment Status

44%

Labor Force Participation

43%

Employment Rate

2.3%

Unemployment Rate

Wakefield Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

67.79%

Born in Michigan

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

0.20%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

99.48% of Wakefield residents were born in the United States, with 67.79% having been born in Michigan. 0.20% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,682-4-0.24%
20191,686-4-0.24%
20181,690-9-0.53%
20171,699-4-0.23%
20161,703-15-0.87%
20151,718-29-1.66%
20141,747-17-0.96%
20131,764-17-0.95%
20121,781-24-1.33%
20111,805-27-1.47%
20101,8320.00%