Wakefield, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Wakefield, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Wakefield Census Designated Place had a population of 636 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Wakefield, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 636
Population in Households 636
Population in Familes 553
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 373
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $59,490
Average Household Income $75,166
Per Capita Income $25,379


Total Housing Units 238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $220,690
Average Home Value $278,614


Total Households 225
Average Household Size 2.83
Family Households 169
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.53% 0.56%
Households 0.5% 0.44%
Families 0.51% 0.47%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

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, 2018 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 # 1199 32nd
Population Density # 1519 14th
Diversity Index # 805 55th
Median Household Income # 521 70th
Per Capita Income # 1081 39th

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