Wakefield, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 825 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -20.5%
 
Males: 417  (50.6%)
Females: 408  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

34.6 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 23888.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $36,626 (it was $28,500 in 2000)
Wakefield:

$36,626
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $20,768 (it was $15,290 in 2000)

Wakefield town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $110,296 (it was $64,000 in 2000)
Wakefield:

$110,296
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $132,514; detached houses: $146,417; mobile homes: $53,192

Median gross rent in 2019: $823.

March 2019 cost of living index in Wakefield: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.8%
(7.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.6% for Black residents, 25.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Wakefield, VA (2019)
    • 56747.8%White alone
    • 54445.9%Black alone
    • 433.6%Two or more races
    • 262.2%Hispanic
    • 50.4%Asian alone

Races in Wakefield detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Wakefield, Virginia as of October 18, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wakefield is 74 to 1.


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Ancestries: African (23.0%), American (11.8%), English (8.2%), Irish (7.2%), German (2.1%), European (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1902

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

Population density: 662 people per square mile   (low).

Wakefield, Virginia map

24 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.8% Europe, 0.4% Asia).

This town:

2.0%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $759 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $478 (0.8%)

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 ),
Sedley, VA (3.7 miles ),
Surry, VA (3.8 miles ),
Windsor, VA (4.2 miles ),
Claremont, VA (4.2 miles ),
Courtland, VA (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 36.97 N, Longitude: 76.99 W

Area code: 757

Distribution of median household income in Wakefield, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Wakefield, VA in 2019

Wakefield satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.8%
Virginia:

4.6%
Most common industries in Wakefield, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Public administration (9.6%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.5%)
  • Health care (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.0%)
  • Food (6.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.3%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.0%)
  • Health care (12.9%)
  • Public administration (9.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.2%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.6%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Wakefield, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Top executives (4.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.0%)
  • Construction laborers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (11.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.6%)

Average climate in Wakefield, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Wakefield, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Tornado activity:

Wakefield-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 10% smaller 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 above Virginia state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 66.0 miles away from the city center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 82.6 miles away from Wakefield center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.3 miles away from Wakefield center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 230.1 miles away from Wakefield center
On 8/24/2011 at 00:04:36, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 ML) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from Wakefield center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sussex County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 7, Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wakefield topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Wakefield:

  • WAVERLY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WAVERLY, VA)
  • NEIGHBOURS PLACE, THE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; ZUNI, VA)

Airports located in Wakefield:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wakefield:

  • College of William and Mary (about 26 miles; Williamsburg, VA; Full-time enrollment: 7,617)
  • Christopher Newport University (about 29 miles; Newport News, VA; FT enrollment: 5,061)
  • Virginia State University (about 31 miles; Petersburg, VA; FT enrollment: 5,815)
  • Thomas Nelson Community College (about 33 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 7,056)
  • John Tyler Community College (about 35 miles; Chester, VA; FT enrollment: 5,864)
  • Hampton University (about 37 miles; Hampton, VA; FT enrollment: 4,494)
  • Old Dominion University (about 38 miles; Norfolk, VA; FT enrollment: 19,825)

Private high school in Wakefield:

  • TIDEWATER ACADEMY (Students: 183, Location: 217 CHURCH ST, Grades: PK-12)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wakefield: Annandale District Government Center (A), Wakefield Volunteer Fire Department (B), Wakefield Police Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Wakefield include: Parkwood Baptist Church (A), Saint Matthews Methodist Church (B), Wakefield Chapel Church (C), Holy Spirit Church (D), Mars Hill Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Wakefield Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Parker Number One Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Turkey Run (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Wakefield include: Willow Woods Park (1), Wakefield Park (2), Long Branch Park (3), Oak Hill Park (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sussex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.9%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.0%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

Banks with branches in Wakefield (2011 data):

  • The Bank of Southside Virginia: Wakefield Branch at 631 County Drive, branch established on 1989/07/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $530.3 mil, Deposits: $452.9 mil, headquarters in Carson, VA, positive income, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Southside Virginia Corporation, The
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Wakefield Branch at 205 Railroad Avenue, branch established on 1902/01/01. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Wakefield:

Marital status in Wakefield, VA
  • Never married: 38.0%
  • Now married: 41.8%
  • Separated: 3.6%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 9.6%

For population 25 years and over in Wakefield:

  • High school or higher: 79.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 9.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Wakefield
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Wakefield, VA (based on Sussex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,27912
Evangelical Protestant1,66811
Black Protestant3092
Other1282
Catholic451
None7,658-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Here:

5.78 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Sussex County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 6
Sussex County:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sussex County:

11.6%
State:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.9%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.8%
State:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Wakefield:

51.6%
Virginia:

50.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Wakefield:

49.0%
Virginia:

48.6%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.7
Virginia:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Wakefield:

18.9%
Virginia:

20.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Wakefield:

13.3%
Virginia:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Wakefield:

6.8
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Wakefield:

38.4%
State:

33.5%

General health condition:
Wakefield:

55.3%
Virginia:

57.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Wakefield:

82.1%
Virginia:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Wakefield, VA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$3,556$42,6720$0
Streets and Highways 1$2,480$29,7600$0
Financial Administration 0$0 1$731
Totals for Government 2$6,036$36,2161$731

Wakefield government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $60,000 ($72.73)
    Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $5,000 ($6.06)
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $193,000 ($233.94)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,000 ($4.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($2.42)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,331,000 ($1613.33)
    Public Welfare - Other: $441,000 ($534.55)
    Gas Utilities: $375,000 ($454.55)
    Health - Other: $369,000 ($447.27)
    Police Protection: $316,000 ($383.03)
    Financial Administration: $265,000 ($321.21)
    Transit Utilities: $258,000 ($312.73)
    Sewerage: $208,000 ($252.12)
    Housing and Community Development: $197,000 ($238.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $191,000 ($231.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $186,000 ($225.45)
    Water Utilities: $159,000 ($192.73)
    Correctional Institutions: $129,000 ($156.36)
    Central Staff Services: $127,000 ($153.94)
    Regular Highways: $116,000 ($140.61)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $59,000 ($71.52)
    General Public Buildings: $42,000 ($50.91)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($43.64)
    Libraries: $23,000 ($27.88)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $18,000 ($21.82)
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000 ($18.18)
    General - Other: $14,000 ($16.97)
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $8,000 ($9.70)
    Parking Facilities: $6,000 ($7.27)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $101,000 ($122.42)
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $50,000 ($60.61)
    Other - General - Other: $27,000 ($32.73)
    Other - Transit Utilities: $19,000 ($23.03)
    Other - Health - Other: $18,000 ($21.82)
    Other - Libraries: $12,000 ($14.55)
    Other - Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($1.21)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Housing and Community Development: $113,000 ($136.97)
    General Public Building: $65,000 ($78.79)
    Transit Utilities: $62,000 ($75.15)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($43.64)
    Local Fire Protection: $32,000 ($38.79)
    Central Staff Services: $24,000 ($29.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $24,000 ($29.09)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $19,000 ($23.03)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($6.06)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($3.64)
    Financial Administration: $1,000 ($1.21)
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000 ($1.21)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($1.21)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,081,000 ($1310.30)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $107,000 ($129.70)

Wakefield government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $409,000 ($495.76)
    Sewerage: $278,000 ($336.97)
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000 ($47.27)
    Parking Facilities: $31,000 ($37.58)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $24,000 ($29.09)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($24.24)
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000 ($23.03)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $8,000 ($9.70)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $3,000 ($3.64)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($1.21)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $115,000 ($139.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $87,000 ($105.45)
    Education: $8,000 ($9.70)
    Other: $5,000 ($6.06)
    Public Welfare: $3,000 ($3.64)
    General Local Government Support: $3,000 ($3.64)
    Natural Resources: $3,000 ($3.64)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $278,000 ($336.97)
    Transit Utilities: $71,000 ($86.06)
    Education: $62,000 ($75.15)
    Other: $54,000 ($65.45)
    Public Welfare: $13,000 ($15.76)
    Highways: $4,000 ($4.85)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($2.42)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $38,000 ($46.06)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($12.12)
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000 ($12.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($9.70)
    Rents: $5,000 ($6.06)
    Sale of Property: $3,000 ($3.64)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $354,000 ($429.09)
    Water Utilities: $195,000 ($236.36)
    Transit Utilities: $41,000 ($49.70)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $435,000 ($527.27)
    Public Welfare: $280,000 ($339.39)
    Other: $260,000 ($315.15)
    Highways: $202,000 ($244.85)
    General Local Government Support: $121,000 ($146.67)
    Transit Utilities: $60,000 ($72.73)
  • Tax - Property: $1,229,000 ($1489.70)
    Other Selective Sales: $292,000 ($353.94)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $206,000 ($249.70)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $169,000 ($204.85)
    Public Utilities Sales: $80,000 ($96.97)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $22,000 ($26.67)
    Other: $16,000 ($19.39)
    Motor Vehicle License: $16,000 ($19.39)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $13,000 ($15.76)

Wakefield government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,682,000 ($3250.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,478,000 ($3003.64)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $204,000 ($247.27)

Wakefield government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $171,000 ($207.27)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,052,000 ($4911.52)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,253,000 ($1518.79)

6.83% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,335 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.83%
Virginia average:

9.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Petersburg city, VA  0.83% ($25,800 average AGI)
from Greensville County, VA  0.63% ($36,565)
from Prince George County, VA  0.61% ($51,045)

Businesses in Wakefield, VA

  • 7-Eleven: 1
  • Circle K: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Wakefield:

  • WTAR (850 AM; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: SINCLAIR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WRJR (670 AM; 20 kW; CLAREMONT, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE-PORTSMOUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCKO (1110 AM; daytime; 50 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WRVA (1140 AM; 50 kW; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKGM (940 AM; 10 kW; SMITHFIELD, VA; Owner: WKGM, INC.)
  • WDZY (1290 AM; 25 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGH (1310 AM; 20 kW; NEWPORT NEWS, VA; Owner: CHESAPEAKE BAY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WPMH (1010 AM; 10 kW; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WGGM (820 AM; 10 kW; CHESTER, VA; Owner: HOFFMAN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WNIS (790 AM; 5 kW; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WWGB (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; INDIAN HEAD, MD; Owner: GOOD BODY MEDIA, LLC)
  • WFTK (1030 AM; daytime; 50 kW; WAKE FOREST, NC; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wakefield:

  • WAFX (106.9 FM; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: TIDEWATER COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHRO-FM (90.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WHRV (89.5 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION,INC)
  • WJCD (107.7 FM; WINDSOR, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVKL (95.7 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: ENTERCOM NORFOLK LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLQM-FM (101.7 FM; FRANKLIN, VA; Owner: FRANKLIN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKOC (93.7 FM; CHESAPEAKE, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • W291AJ (106.1 FM; WAVERLY, VA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WSVY-FM (105.3 FM; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCWM (90.7 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, VA; Owner: THE COLLEGE OF WILLIAM & MARY IN VA.)
  • WARV-FM (100.3 FM; PETERSBURG, VA; Owner: MAINQUAD COMMUNICATIONS, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Wakefield:

  • WTKR (Channel 3; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • WTVZ-TV (Channel 33; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: WTVZ LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WHRO-TV (Channel 15; HAMPTON-NORFOLK, VA; Owner: HAMPTON ROADS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOC, INC.)
  • WPXV (Channel 49; NORFOLK, VA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WVEC-TV (Channel 13; HAMPTON, VA; Owner: WVEC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WAVY-TV (Channel 10; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WGNT (Channel 27; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: UPN TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WCVE-TV (Channel 23; RICHMOND, VA; Owner: COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVBT (Channel 43; VIRGINIA BEACH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBTD-LP (Channel 66; SUFFOLK, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKTD-CA (Channel 17; PORTSMOUTH, VA; Owner: WAVY BROADCASTING, LLC)

Wakefield fatal accident list:

Feb 3, 2019 00:00 AM, Sr-31/E Main St, Lat: 36.971681, Lon: -76.976200, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Dec 6, 2016 08:30 PM, Us-460, Lat: 36.966119, Lon: -76.979239, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 10, 2010 06:40 AM, Us-460, Lat: 36.965889, Lon: -76.978625, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Sep 20, 1992 05:45 PM, Rt31, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Oct 28, 1981 05:55 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 9.0mTotal length
  • $298,000Total costs
  • 2,431Total average daily traffic
  • 32Total average daily truck traffic
  • 3,127Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wakefield)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Corner Church And Main Sts (Lat: 36.969028 Lon: -76.987472), Call Sign: KIU487,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5400 MHz, 39.6000 MHz, Grant Date: 11/25/1998, Expiration Date: 02/16/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/25/2004, Registrant: Wakefield, Town Of, Wakefield, VA 23888
  • .5 Mi W Int 460 & Railroad Ave (Lat: 36.984028 Lon: -76.999972), Call Sign: WNQU822,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz, Grant Date: 12/04/1999, Expiration Date: 12/04/2004, Cancellation Date: 11/19/2002, Registrant: Nisource, 1600 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43216-2318, Phone: (614) 481-1370, Fax: (614) 481-1455, Email:
  • Wakefield T1&T2 SAD, Wakefield Trk1 & Trk2 Sad Near Rr Mp N 050.50 (Lat: 36.960389 Lon: -76.977889), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 7.9 m, Call Sign: WNNY975,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.115 MHz, 161.190 MHz, Grant Date: 04/26/2012, Expiration Date: 07/23/2022, Certifier: Jerry R Celio, Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 529-1233, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Lat: 36.936361 Lon: -77.039250, Call Sign: WQSZ750,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.095 MHz, 159.810 MHz, 159.690 MHz, 159.630 MHz, Grant Date: 12/16/2013, Expiration Date: 12/16/2023, Certifier: E. T. Drewry Jr, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:
  • Lat: 37.006222 Lon: -76.992361, Call Sign: WRER666,
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.657 MHz, 160.117 MHz, 160.192 MHz, Grant Date: 12/09/2019, Expiration Date: 12/09/2029, Certifier: Shawn Parker, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern Ste E, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

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
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9799W, N9799W, N-9799W, Serial Number: 28-23295, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 07/14/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 03/30/2020
    Registrant (Individual): Wallace W Brittle, 37117 Owens Grove Rd, Wakefield, VA 23888

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 13. The highest number of reported fires - 25 took place in 2012, and the least - 1 in 2002. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Wakefield, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.0%), and Outside Fires (36.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wakefield, VA
    • 9341.0%Structure Fires
    • 8236.1%Outside Fires
    • 4118.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 114.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wakefield, VA
Most common first names in Wakefield, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3480.7 years
William2566.0 years
John2470.5 years
James2268.5 years
Robert1969.5 years
Willie1475.6 years
Charles1472.2 years
Joseph1371.9 years
George1170.7 years
Annie1179.6 years
Most common last names in Wakefield, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gay2171.0 years
Goodrich1974.9 years
Bailey1976.4 years
Gray1557.4 years
Stringfield1570.1 years
Jones1566.0 years
Brittle1476.1 years
Brown1476.9 years
Branch1274.6 years
Laine1176.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wakefield, VA
  • 58.2%Electricity
  • 16.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 15.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.8%Utility gas
  • 3.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wakefield, VA
  • 73.8%Electricity
  • 17.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Wood


Wakefield compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 2 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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