Wakefield, MI Profile: Facts & Data


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Wakefield, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Wakefield had a population of 1,775 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Wakefield, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,775
Population in Households 1,729
Population in Familes 1,229
Population in Group Qrtrs 46
Population Density2 221
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $37,032
Average Household Income $45,734
Per Capita Income $21,677


Total Housing Units 986 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 691 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 ( 9.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 199 (20.2%)
Median Home Value $68,750
Average Home Value $97,363


Total Households 787
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 434
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.51% -0.67%
Households -0.47% -0.7%
Families -0.49% -0.94%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.97%

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, 2018 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 # 326 53rd
Population Density # 615 11th
Diversity Index # 593 14th
Median Household Income # 595 14th
Per Capita Income # 502 28th

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