Wakefield, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wakefield, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Wakefield Census Designated Place had a population of 635 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Wakefield, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 635
Daytime Population: Workers 120
Daytime Population: Residents 364
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 484
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 635
Population in Familes 555
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 373
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $55,829
Average Household Income $70,278
Per Capita Income $23,640


Total Housing Units 237 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 167 (70.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 57 (24.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $215,833
Average Home Value $275,296


Total Households 225
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 170
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.58% 0.65%
Households 0.56% 0.61%
Families 0.67% 0.58%
Median Household Income   3.29%
Per Capita Income   3.37%

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, 2017 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 # 1200 32nd
Population Density # 1526 13th
Diversity Index # 813 54th
Median Household Income # 629 64th
Per Capita Income # 1227 30th

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