Wakefield, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wakefield, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Wakefield Census Designated Place had a population of 632 as of July 1, 2016. Wakefield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wakefield is located at latitude 39.777 and longitude -76.1839 in Lancaster County. The formal boundaries for the Wakefield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lancaster County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 390 feet.

The Wakefield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584523) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Wakefield Census Designated Place is located within Township of Fulton, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lancaster County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wakefield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Wakefield, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 632
Population in Households 632
Population in Familes 552
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 371
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 224
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 170
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 236 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $212,037
Average Home Value $277,121


Median Household Income $53,589
Average Household Income $67,054
Per Capita Income $22,575
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.69%
Households 0.58% 0.62%
Families 0.77% 0.58%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wakefield, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakefield to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 1211 31st
Population Density1 # 1527 13th
Diversity Index2 # 814 54th
Median Household Income # 642 64th
Per Capita Income # 1238 30th

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