Wakefield, VA Population

Population: 1,038. Estimated population in July 2020: 971 (-6.5% change)
Males: 482 (46.4%), Females: 556 (53.6%)

Zip code: 23888

Median resident age: 40.5 years
Median household income: $28,500
Median house value: $67,700

Races in Wakefield:

  • Black (51.3%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (47.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (12.8%), English (10.2%), Irish (5.1%), German (4.4%), Scottish (1.9%), French (1.7%).

Land area: 1.2 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Wakefield

  • High school or higher: 65.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wakefield town

  • Never married: 23.0%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 4.3%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 9.7%

2.0% Foreign born (0.9% Latin America, 0.5% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -80 (-7.2%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Wakefield:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wakefield:

  • NEWPORT NEWS/WILLIAMSBURG INTERNATIONAL (about 37 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Abbreviation: PHF)
  • RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL (about 43 miles; RICHMOND, VA; Abbreviation: RIC)
  • LANGLEY AFB (about 45 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Abbreviation: LFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wakefield:

  • WAKEFIELD MUNI (about 2 miles; WAKEFIELD, VA; Abbreviation: AKQ)
  • FRANKLIN MUNI-JOHN BEVERLY ROSE (about 21 miles; FRANKLIN, VA; Abbreviation: FKN)
  • WILLIAMSBURG-JAMESTOWN (about 27 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Abbreviation: JGG)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wakefield:

  • COLLEGE OF WILLIAM AND MARY (about 29 miles; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 7,133)
  • VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; PETERSBURG, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,641)
  • CHRISTOPHER NEWPORT UNIVERSITY (about 35 miles; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Full-time enrollment: 4,432)
  • THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; Hampton, VA; Full-time enrollment: 3,884)
  • JOHN TYLER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 41 miles; CHESTER, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,520)
  • HAMPTON UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; HAMPTON, VA; Full-time enrollment: 5,249)
  • TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; NORFOLK, VA; Full-time enrollment: 11,042)
Public primary/middle school in Wakefield:

  • ELLEN W. CHAMBLISS ELEM. (Students: 177; Location: 10415 HIGGINS STREET; Grades: KG – 02)