Wakefield, Virginia Population 2021

11,554
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Wakefield is a city located in Sussex County Virginia. Wakefield has a 2020 population of 11,554. Wakefield is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by 2.47% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,275 in 2010. Wakefield reached it's highest population of 13,082 in 2015.

The average household income in Wakefield is $178,151 with a poverty rate of 2.65%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $2,877 per month, and the median house value is $632,600. The median age in Wakefield is 45.4 years, 43.6 years for males, and 46.8 years for females.

Wakefield Demographics

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

  • White: 72.09%
  • Asian: 21.30%
  • Black or African American: 2.40%
  • Two or more races: 2.17%
  • Other race: 1.87%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Wakefield, Virginia is 11,554 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 11,782.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 11,275.

Wakefield, Virginia Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,32972.09%
Asian2,46121.30%
Black or African American2772.40%
Two or More Races2512.17%
Some Other Race2161.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.17%
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Wakefield Population by Race

Wakefield Population Pyramid $2021

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Wakefield Median Age

45.4


Total

43.6


Male

46.8


Female

Wakefield Adults

There are 8,674 adults, (2,414 of whom are seniors) in Wakefield.

Wakefield Age Dependency

84.6

Age Dependency Ratio

38.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46

Child Dependency Ratio

Wakefield Sex Ratio

Female

5,835

50.50%

Male

5,719

49.50%

Wakefield Population by Age

Wakefield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Wakefield Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married95.1%4.9%
All94.3%5.7%
Non Family94.2%5.8%
Female84.6%15.4%

94.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Wakefield Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,7263.194.3
Married2,9163.3395.1
Non Family4681.2494.2
Female2673.6284.6
Male753.63100

3.31

Average Family Size

3.1

Average Household Size

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Wakefield Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1471.86%
9th to 12th Grade971.23%
High School Graduate6858.66%
Some College89711.34%
Associates Degree3664.63%
Bachelors Degree2,66533.68%
Graduate Degree3,05638.62%
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Wakefield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wakefield Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White5,5895,5614,285
Asian1,5461,388991
Hispanic497439252
Black166166114
2+ Races10610670
Other Race68686
Native American202020

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Wakefield Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$78,851$101,123$55,021
Less Than 9th Grade$30,662$31,544$
High School Graduate$38,583$50,185$
Some College$53,618$62,599$26,855
Bachelors Degree$73,902$97,059$56,875
Graduate Degree$106,622$128,346$75,029

$78,851

Average Earnings

$101,123

Average Male

$55,021

Average Female

Wakefield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wakefield Language by Age

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Wakefield Language

75.00% of Wakefield residents speak only English, while 25.00% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 12.34% of the population.

Wakefield Language

Wakefield Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White7,5671852.44%
Asian2,461732.97%
Multiple2512610.36%
Black277217.58%
Hispanic98510.10%

2.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.64%

Male Poverty Rate

2.66%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wakefield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wakefield is Multiple, with 10.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wakefield is Hispanic, with 0.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.20%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.77%.

Wakefield Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.43%
High School3.50%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%
Some College2.06%

Wakefield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed7.95%
Female Employed3.38%
Male Employed1.35%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Wakefield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wakefield Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$155,729$178,151
Families$165,811$187,218
Married Families$174,773-
Non Families$87,206$111,047
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Income by Household Type

Wakefield Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

67.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

69.8%

Male Marriage Rate

65.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Wakefield Married by Age and Sex

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Wakefield Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Wakefield Marital Status by Race

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Wakefield Marital Status

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1,038

Number of Veterans

927

Male Veterans

111

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam415
First Gulf War279
Second Gulf War211
Korea108
World War II57

Wakefield Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+340
65 to 74248
35 to 54230
55 to 64191
18 to 3429

Wakefield Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White95614.64%
Hispanic9819.14%
Asian331.94%
2+ Races2725.47%
Black137.69%
Native American945.00%

Wakefield Veterans by Race

Wakefield Veterans by Education

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3.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.04%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wakefield Veterans by Education

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65%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

4.2%

Unemployment Rate

Wakefield Employment by Age

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Wakefield Employment by Race

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Wakefield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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29.45%

Born in Wakefield

78.51%

Native Born

21.49%

Foreign Born

4.54%

Non Citizen

16.95%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

78.51% of Wakefield residents were born in the United States, with 29.45% having been born in Virginia. 4.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wakefield Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202111,5540.00%
202011,5540.00%
201911,554-228-1.94%
201811,782-611-4.93%
201712,393-304-2.39%
201612,697-385-2.94%
201513,0823983.14%
201412,6844493.67%
201312,2353092.59%
201211,926-121-1.00%
201112,0477726.85%
201011,2750.00%

Wakefield Population by Year