For population 25 years and over in Wakefield:
For population 15 years and over in Wakefield town:
8 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $636 (0.6%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Suffolk, VA (26.3 miles , pop. 63,677).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Norfolk, VA (40.7 miles , pop. 234,403).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (232.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Dendron, VA (2.4 miles ), Ivor, VA (2.6 miles ), Waverly, VA (2.7 miles ), Surry, VA (3.8 miles ), Windsor, VA (4.2 miles ), Claremont, VA (4.2 miles ), Courtland, VA (4.3 miles ), Rushmere, VA (4.3 miles ).
Latitude: 36.97 N, Longitude: 76.99 W
Area code: 757
Population change in the 1990s: -80 (-7.2%).
Work and jobs in Wakefield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Wakefield, Virginia
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Wakefield-area historical tornado activity is above Virginia state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/6/1993, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.7 miles away from the Wakefield town center killed 4 people and injured 246 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 4/19/1978, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Wakefield-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Virginia state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the city center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 80.6 miles away from Wakefield center
On 3/15/1991 at 06:54:08, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 10.9 mi) earthquake occurred 74.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/21/1998 at 05:56:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 8.3 mi) earthquake occurred 81.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 9.1%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Religion statistics for Wakefield (based on Sussex County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.26%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 7
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
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Wakefield government finances in 2002(per resident):
8.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,300 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.56% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,371 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Wakefield fatal accident list:
Sep 20, 1992 05:45 PM, Rt31, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Oct 28, 1981 05:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wakefield)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers:3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wakefield)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Wakefield, VA