Wakefield, VA

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Population

12,393

2.39% decline

Median Age

46.1


Median Household Income

$151,424

2.69% growth

Poverty Rate

2.4%


Number of Employees

6,338

1.46% growth

Median Property Value

$622,600

2.08% growth

About

In 2017, Wakefield, VA had a population of 12.4k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $151,424. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Wakefield, VA declined from 12,697 to 12,393, a -2.39% decrease and its median household income grew from $147,457 to $151,424, a 2.69% increase.

The population of Wakefield, VA is 64.8% White Alone, 20.2% Asian Alone, and 9.07% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Wakefield, VA speak a non-English language, and 92.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wakefield, VA are Northern Virginia Community College (7,752 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Wakefield, VA is $622,600, and the homeownership rate is 92.3%. Most people in Wakefield, VA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wakefield, VA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Wakefield, VA employs 6.34k people. The largest industries in Wakefield, VA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,529 people), Public Administration (702 people), and Educational Services (689 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($187,500), Manufacturing ($155,521), and Public Administration ($124,200).

Median household income in Wakefield, VA is $151,424. Males in Wakefield, VA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $55,180. The income inequality in Wakefield, VA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$151,424

2017 value

± $11,316

2.69%

1 Year Growth

± 9.31%

Households in Wakefield, VA have a median annual income of $151,424, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $147,457 in 2016, which represents a 2.69% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$74,183

Average Male Salary

± $1,323

$55,180

Average Female Salary

± $1,030

In 2017, full-time male employees in Virginia made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $68,169 ± $3,324

  2. White

    $60,529 ± $977

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $56,661 ± $29,375

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.13 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Wakefield, VA is from Virginia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0649% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Virginia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4407.01

  2. Census Tract 4407.02

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wakefield, VA was Census Tract 4407.01 with a value of $151,458, followed by Census Tract 4407.02 and N/A, with respective values of $140,313 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

2.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wakefield, VA (297 out of 12.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    238 ± 112

  2. Two Or More

    29 ± 98

  3. Asian

    18 ± 93

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

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.34k

2017 Value

± 443

1.46%

1 Year growth

± 9.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wakefield, VA grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 6.25k employees to 6.34k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wakefield, VA, are Management Occupations (1,091 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (667 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (632 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wakefield, VA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Wakefield, VA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (1,091 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (667 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (632 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wakefield, VA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (3.77 times higher than expected), Computer & Mathematical Occupations (2.93 times), and Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (2.29 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Wakefield, VA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($130,313), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($122,933), and Management Occupations ($119,174).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

6.34k

2017 Value

± 443

1.46%

1 Year growth

± 9.75%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Wakefield, VA grew at a rate of 1.46%, from 6.25k employees to 6.34k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wakefield, VA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,529 people), Public Administration (702 people), and Educational Services (689 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Wakefield, VA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,529 people), Public Administration (702 people), and Educational Services (689 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Wakefield, VA has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (3.45 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.37 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (2.32 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Wakefield, VA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($187,500), Manufacturing ($155,521), and Public Administration ($124,200).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.5B

  2. $26B

  3. $22.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $27.5B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($26B) and Electronics ($22.4B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$254B

2015 Value

$373B

Projected 2045 Value

46.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Virginia trade was $254B. This is expected to increase 46.7% to $373B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $23.4B

  2. $12.9B

  3. $11.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $23.4B, followed by North Carolina with $12.9B and Pennsylvania and $11.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

94.1% of the population of Wakefield, VA has health coverage, with 57.4% on employee plans, 2.2% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 18.3% on non-group plans, and 4.68% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Wakefield, VA was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Wakefield, VA see 1316 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1317 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1494 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.6%). Additionally, Petersburg city has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,316 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Virginia see an average of 1,316 patients per year. This represents a 0.0759% decrease from the previous year (1,317 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,556

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,218

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,361

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,677

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.42%, from $7,306 to $7,556.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

5.94%

Uninsured

57.4%

Employer Coverage

2.2%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

18.3%

Non-Group

4.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wakefield, VA grew by 6.45% from 5.58% to 5.94%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Wakefield, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.6% prevalence

  2. 15.6% prevalence

  3. 15.4% prevalence

Mecklenburg County and Halifax County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Virginia, at 15.6%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Virginia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Wakefield, VA is home to a population of 12.4k people, from which 92.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 24.2% of Wakefield, VA residents were born outside of the country (3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Wakefield, VA is composed of 8.03k White Alone residents (64.8%), 2.51k Asian Alone residents (20.2%), 1.12k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.07%), 462 Black or African American Alone residents (3.73%), 239 Two or More Races residents (1.93%), 20 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.161%), 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.121%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Wakefield, VA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.2

50

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Wakefield, VA was 46.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 50. But people in Wakefield, VA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Wakefield, VA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

24.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3k people

22.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.9k people

As of 2017, 24.2% of Wakefield, VA residents (3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Wakefield, VA was 22.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,545 ± 7,851 people

  2. India

    82,876 ± 7,033 people

  3. Mexico

    56,021 ± 5,792 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,545 Virginia residents, followed by India with 82,876 and Mexico with 56,021.

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Citizenship

92.9%

2017 Citizenship

93.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.9% of Wakefield, VA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Wakefield, VA was 93.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    8.03k ± 449

  2. Asian Alone

    2.51k ± 425

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.12k ± 475

In 2017, there were 3.2 times more White Alone residents (8.03k people) in Wakefield, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.51k Asian Alone and 1.12k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Wakefield, VA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Wakefield, VA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Wakefield, VA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Wakefield, VA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    385 ± 87

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    344 ± 104

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    234 ± 84

Wakefield, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.12 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Wakefield, VA awarded 7,752 degrees. The student population of Wakefield, VA is skewed towards women, with 24,897 male students and 25,938 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wakefield, VA are White (3,091 and 41.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (1,614 and 21.6%), Asian (1,223 and 16.4%), and Black or African American (1,078 and 14.4%).

The largest universities in Wakefield, VA by number of degrees awarded are Northern Virginia Community College (7,752 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Wakefield, VA are General Studies (1,566 and 20.2%), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,045 and 13.5%), and General Business Administration & Management (1,015 and 13.1%).

The median tuition costs in Wakefield, VA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,566 degrees awarded

  2. 1,015 degrees awarded

  3. 641 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Wakefield, VA was General Studies with 1,566 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

7,752 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Wakefield, VA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Northern Virginia Community College with 7,752 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,510

Degrees Awarded to Men

4,242

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,510 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wakefield, VA, which is 0.827 times less than the 4,242 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    3,091 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1,614 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,223 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Wakefield, VA were to White students. These 3,091 degrees mean that there were 1.92 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 1,614 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Wakefield, VA was $622,600 in 2017, which is 2.86 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $609,900 to $622,600, a 2.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Wakefield, VA is 92.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Wakefield, VA have an average commute time of 28.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Wakefield, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$151,424

Median Household Income

± $11,316

3.89k

Number of Households

± 310

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.89k households in Wakefield, VA grew to $151,424 from the previous year's value of $147,457.

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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Housing

Property Value

$622,600

2017 Median

± $6,900

$609,900

2016 Median

± $8,239

In 2017, the median property value in Wakefield, VA grew to to $622,600 from the previous year's value of $609,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Wakefield, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Wakefield, VA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Wakefield, VA 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.

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Rent vs Own

92.3%

2017 Homeownership

92.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 92.3% of the housing units in Wakefield, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 92.2%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Wakefield, VA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

28.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wakefield, VA have a longer commute time (28.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.17% of the workforce in Wakefield, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    72.2%

  2. Worked At Home

    9.6%

  3. Public Transit

    7.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Wakefield, VA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Worked At Home and those who Public Transit.

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