Wakefield, VA

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2022 Population
11,621
0.754% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.2
2.37% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
2.4%
25.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$194,615
8.06% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$769,700
15.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
5,583
1.5% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Wakefield, VA had a population of 11.6k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $194,615. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wakefield, VA grew from 11,534 to 11,621, a 0.754% increase and its median household income grew from $180,096 to $194,615, a 8.06% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wakefield, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (20.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.99%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.66%), and White (Hispanic) (2.8%).

None of the households in Wakefield, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.3% of the residents in Wakefield, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wakefield, VA are Northern Virginia Community College (232946) (9,087 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Wakefield, VA was $769,700, and the homeownership rate was 91.4%.

Most people in Wakefield, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Wakefield, VA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wakefield, VA is home to a population of 11.6k people, from which 94.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 20.6% of Wakefield, VA residents were born outside of the country (2.39k people).

In 2022, there were 3.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.25k people) in Wakefield, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.39k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 580 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.3%
2022 Citizenship
94.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 94.3% of Wakefield, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wakefield, VA was 94.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wakefield, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    7.25k ± 788
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    2.39k ± 534
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    580 ± 210
7.06%
Hispanic Population
820 people

In 2022, there were 3.04 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (7.25k people) in Wakefield, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.39k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 580 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

7.06% of the people in Wakefield, VA are hispanic (820 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Wakefield, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    107,605 ± 8,003 people
  2. India
    98,735 ± 7,670 people
  3. Mexico
    59,855 ± 5,986 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 107,605 Virginia residents, followed by India with 98,735 and Mexico with 59,855.

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Foreign-Born Population

20.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.39k people
20.6%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.38k people

As of 2022, 20.6% of Wakefield, VA residents (2.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wakefield, VA was 20.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    282 ± 103
  2. Vietnam
    226 ± 72
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    99 ± 43

Wakefield, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.25 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wakefield, VA employs 5.58k people. The largest industries in Wakefield, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,074 people), Public Administration (875 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (625 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($157,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($147,037), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($143,558).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $69,674. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.475, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

5.58k
2022 Value
± 462
−1.5%
1 Year decline
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wakefield, VA declined at a rate of −1.5%, from 5.67k employees to 5.58k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wakefield, VA, are Management Occupations (1,108 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (570 people), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (558 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wakefield, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

5.58k
2022 Value
± 462
−1.5%
1 Year decline
± 12%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wakefield, VA declined at a rate of −1.5%, from 5.67k employees to 5.58k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wakefield, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,074 people), Public Administration (875 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (625 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wakefield, VA, though some of these residents may live in Wakefield, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$125,385
Median earning men ± $16,916
$74,028
Median earning women ± $14,576

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Manufacturing ($171,250), Public Administration ($158,720), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($158,203).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($146,667), Information ($106,406), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($104,516).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.1M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Virginia went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 54.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (44%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.45%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Virginia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wakefield, VA awarded 9,087 degrees. The student population of Wakefield, VA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 24,984 male students and 26,912 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wakefield, VA are White (2,676 and 30.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,307 and 26.3%), Asian (1,649 and 18.8%), and Black or African American (1,383 and 15.8%).

The largest universities in Wakefield, VA by number of degrees awarded are Northern Virginia Community College (232946) (9,087 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wakefield, VA are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (2,346 and 25.8%), General Studies (1,149 and 12.6%), and General Business Administration & Management (904 and 9.95%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 51,896 students enrolled in Wakefield, VA, 48.1% men and 51.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 17,152 records, of which 49.4% were women and 50.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 1,149 degrees awarded
  2. 904 degrees awarded
  3. 403 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wakefield, VA was General Studies with 1,149 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Wakefield, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
9,087 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Virginia Community College (232946) with 9,087 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 4,265 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wakefield, VA, which is 0.884 times less than the 4,822 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,676 degrees mean that there were 1.16 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,307 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($5,412) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($153) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.884% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.904% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Bachelors Degree (1.47M), and Some college (1.4M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wakefield, VA was $769,700 in 2022, which is 2.73 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $667,500 to $769,700, a 15.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Wakefield, VA is 91.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wakefield, VA have an average commute time of 30.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wakefield, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$769,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$24,928
$3,308
Median Property Taxes
±$271

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wakefield, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Wakefield, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

91.4%
Homeownership
2022
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 91.4% of the housing units in Wakefield, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 92.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4407.02
  2. Census Tract 4407.01

The following map shows all of the places in Wakefield, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$194,615
Median Household Income
± $10,074
3.62k
Number of Households
± 313

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.62k households in Wakefield, VA grew to $194,615 from the previous year's value of $180,096.

The following chart displays the households in Wakefield, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wakefield, VA is from Virginia.
0.475
2022 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2022, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.475 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.164% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (64.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (24.4%)
  3. Carpooled (6.48%)

In 2022, 64.2% of workers in Wakefield, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (24.4%) and those who carpooled to work (6.48%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

30.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wakefield, VA have a longer commute time (30.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Wakefield, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Wakefield, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Wakefield, VA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

2.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wakefield, VA (279 out of 11.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Wakefield, VA is Asian, followed by White and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

98.2% of the population of Wakefield, VA has health coverage, with 59.5% on employee plans, 5.5% on Medicaid, 9.95% on Medicare, 16.5% on non-group plans, and 6.77% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fairfax County, VA see 901 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.12% decrease from the previous year (930 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 918 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 486 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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901 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fairfax County, VA

Primary care physicians in Fairfax County, VA see an average of 901 patients per year. This represents a 3.12% decrease from the previous year (930 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fairfax County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 28.3% under 18 years, 12.9% between 18 and 34 years, 42.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49% were men and 51% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.81%
Uninsured
59.5%
Employer Coverage
5.5%
Medicaid
9.95%
Medicare
16.5%
Non-Group
6.77%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wakefield, VA declined by 17.5% from 2.2% to 1.81%.

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