Wakefield, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wakefield, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Wakefield had a population of 1,803 as of July 1, 2016. Wakefield ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Wakefield is located at latitude 46.4761 and longitude -89.9335 in Gogebic County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wakefield (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.57 sq. miles. Gogebic County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,539 feet.

The City of Wakefield (GNIS ID: 1627204) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wakefield population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Wakefield, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,803
Population in Households 1,753
Population in Familes 1,264
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density1 225
Diversity Index2 9
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 802
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 446
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 684 (69.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 118 (11.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 189 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $64,409
Average Home Value $91,398
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $35,186
Average Household Income $43,132
Per Capita Income $20,540
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.55%
Households -0.32% -0.48%
Families -0.21% -0.68%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Wakefield, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wakefield to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 321 54th
Population Density1 # 616 11th
Diversity Index2 # 609 12th
Median Household Income # 581 16th
Per Capita Income # 487 30th

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