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The City of Wakefield had a population of 1,074 as of July 1, 2021. Wakefield ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wakefield is located at latitude 39.2133 and longitude -97.0056 in Clay County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wakefield encompass a land area of 0.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Clay County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,145 feet.

The City of Wakefield has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Wakefield is located within Township of Republican, a minor civil division (MCD) of Clay County.

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Wakefield, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,074 (100%)
Population in Households 1,051 (97.9%)
Population in Families 909 (84.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 23 ( 2.1%)
Population Density 2,162
Diversity Index2 22


Median Household Income $62,906
Average Household Income $78,512
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $29,574
Wealth Index5 69


Total HU (Housing Units) 472 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 297 (62.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (20.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $138,785
Average Home Value $149,748
Housing Affordability Index3 243


Total Households 393
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 291
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.82% 0.09%
Households 0.86% 0.1%
Families 0.6% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
Owner Occupied HU   0.33%

Wakefield, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakefield to the other 672 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 190 72nd
Population Density # 28 96th
Median Household Income # 160 76th
Housing Affordability Index # 362 54th
Per Capita Income # 315 53rd
Diversity Index # 252 63rd

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