Wakefield, Kansas

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Wakefield, Kansas

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Wakefield strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kansas):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 10% Wakefield Public Transportation Use
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Wakefield Walking and Biking to Work
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 17% Wakefield Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Wakefield, Kansas

Comparing Wakefield to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 5
Racial Diversity 6 6
Female Share of the Population 3 3
Age of the Population 3 3
Senior Citizens 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 8 9
College Educated Adults 8 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 7
People Above Poverty 6 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Public Transportation Use 8 10
Short Commute Times 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 4
People Living Alone 3 2
Affordability of Rents 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 5 5
Low Violent Crime 3 3

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Wakefield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 72 miles W of Topeka, Kansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles N of Wichita, Kansas
County Clay
Standard Zip Codes 67487
Phone Area Codes 785
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.213
Longitude -97.005

Wakefield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 69 F
Annual Precip 32.5 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 90 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 32 inches
Distance 37.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 35.9 inches
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Wakefield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 838 100%
Male 414 49.4%
Female 424 50.6%
Under 18 249 29.7%
18+ 589 70.3%
65+ 96 11.5%
Median Age 35.1
Average Family Size 3.11
White 804 95.9%
African-American 7 0.8%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 1.1%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 12 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.2%

Estimated Wakefield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 874
Growth 36
Growth % 4.3%

Wakefield Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 41.2%
Irish 11.1%
English 8%
US/American 6.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
French (except Basque) 4.3%
Swedish 4.3%
Scotch-Irish 4.1%
Italian 3.7%
Dutch 2.8%
Scottish 1.8%
Swiss 1.6%
Polish 1.3%
French Canadian 0.7%
Haitian 0.4%
Russian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Slovene 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wakefield 838 $50,526
Clay Center 4,564 $45,567
Green 147 $29,167
Junction City 18,886 $35,093
Leonardville 398 $38,750
Milford 502 $40,000
Riley 886 $37,955

Wakefield Public Libraries

Wakefield Public Library
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Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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