Wakefield, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wakefield, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Wakefield had a population of 1,780 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Wakefield, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,780
Daytime Population: Workers 291
Daytime Population: Residents 1,103
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,394
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.78
Population in Households 1,730
Population in Familes 1,247
Population in Group Qrtrs 50
Population Density2 222
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $36,743
Average Household Income $44,990
Per Capita Income $21,317


Total Housing Units 1,007 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 669 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 119 (11.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $67,662
Average Home Value $94,664


Total Households 789
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 436
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.54% -0.92%
Households -0.5% -0.93%
Families -0.5% -1.08%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

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, 2017 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 # 325 53rd
Population Density # 616 11th
Diversity Index # 592 15th
Median Household Income # 587 15th
Per Capita Income # 497 28th

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