Wakefield, Virginia Population 2024

11,795

Wakefield is a city located in Fairfax County and Fairfax city Virginia. Wakefield has a 2024 population of 11,795. Wakefield is currently growing at a rate of 0.74% annually and its population has increased by 3.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 11,413 in 2020.

The average household income in Wakefield is $222,138 with a poverty rate of 2.4%. The median age in Wakefield is 41.2 years: 41.1 years for males, and 41.2 years for females.

Wakefield Demographics

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

  • White: 65.2%
  • Asian: 20.53%
  • Two or more races: 6.54%
  • Black or African American: 4.84%
  • Other race: 2.75%
  • Native American: 0.14%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3,125.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.35% (382)
The current population of Wakefield, Virginia is 11,795 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 11,413.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,57765.2%
Asian2,38620.53%
Two or more races7606.54%
Black or African American5624.84%
Other race3202.75%
Native American160.14%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Wakefield Population by Race

Wakefield Population Pyramid 2024

Wakefield Median Age

41.2

Total

41.1

Male

41.2

Female

Wakefield Adults

There are 8,492 adults, (1,901 of whom are seniors) in Wakefield.

Wakefield Age Dependency

76.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Wakefield Sex Ratio

Female5,84450.29%
Male5,77749.71%

Wakefield Population by Age

Wakefield Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,6203.291.48.6
Married2,7923.5592.77.3
Non Family5501.2988.711.3
Female1773.417426
Male1013.71000

3.49

Average Family Size

3.2

Average Household Size

91.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Wakefield Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1622.13%
Associates Degree3244.26%
Bachelors Degree2,52433.22%
Graduate Degree2,83737.34%
High School Graduate7259.54%
Less Than 9th Grade1451.91%
Some College88011.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Wakefield Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Wakefield Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,1245,0813,902
Asian1,5191,346896
Hispanic481390321
2+ Races289264170
Black269269123
Other Race239173134
Native American16160

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 76.15%.

Wakefield Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$106,336$140,536$71,776
Graduate Degree$136,889$158,620$108,589
High School Graduate$34,321$67,738$33,194
Less Than 9th Grade$23,697$0$23,750
Overall$104,821$132,570$81,250
Some College$68,672$87,750$45,430

$104,821

Average Earnings

$132,570

Average Male

$81,250

Average Female

Wakefield Earnings by Educational Attainment

Wakefield Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Wakefield Language

73.87% of Wakefield residents speak only English, while 26.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 13.23% of the population.

Wakefield Language

Wakefield Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Asian2,3861737.25%
White7,245981.35%
Black56281.42%

2.4%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.41%

Male Poverty Rate

2.4%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Wakefield

The race most likely to be in poverty in Wakefield is Asian, with 7.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Wakefield is White, with 1.35% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 2.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 4.88%.

Wakefield Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade7.17%
High School3.86%
Bachelors or Greater1.19%
Some College1%

Wakefield Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed2.27%
Male Employed0.79%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Wakefield Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Wakefield Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$209,615$236,802
Households$194,615$222,138
Married Families$219,231$-999,999,999
Non Families$102,000$131,641

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Wakefield Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

66.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.3%

Male Marriage Rate

64.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Wakefield Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 35-44.

Wakefield Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Wakefield Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

769

Number of Veterans

676

Male Veterans

93

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Second Gulf War282
First Gulf War267
Vietnam254
Korea84
World War II23

Wakefield Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+243
35 to 54231
55 to 64149
65 to 74132
18 to 3414

Wakefield Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White65511.31%
Asian653.77%
Hispanic234.97%
Black205.36%
2+ Races144.65%
Other Race104.18%
Native American531.25%

Wakefield Veterans by Race

Wakefield Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Wakefield Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

65.3%

Labor Force Participation

63%

Employment Rate

2.8%

Unemployment Rate

Wakefield Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Wakefield Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Wakefield Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

32.02%

Born in Wakefield

79.44%

Native Born

20.56%

Foreign Born

5.71%

Non Citizen

14.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

79.44% of Wakefield residents were born in the United States, with 32.02% having been born in Virginia. 5.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Wakefield Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202411,795870.74%
202311,708870.75%
202211,621870.75%
202111,5341211.06%
202011,413-141-1.22%
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%
201112,0477726.85%
201011,27500%

Wakefield Population by Year