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People

Total Population 1,000
Male Share of the Population 41.6%
Female Share of the Population 58.4%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 454
Age of the Population 34

Families

% of people married 60.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $69,219
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.5%
Median Gross Rent $808
Median House Value $133,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 20.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MILFORD LAKE
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
Station TUTTLE CREEK LAKE
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
Station HERINGTON
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clay Center 4,240 $56,415
Green 125 $59,219
Junction City 24,823 $49,080
Leonardville 410 $60,625
Milford 507 $61,250
Riley 971 $50,000

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Wakefield Public Libraries

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Wakefield Public Library
205 THIRD STREET
Wakefield, Kansas
(785) 461-5510

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502 THIRD
785-461-5437
Serves 95 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.7

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