Wakefield, Kansas

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Wakefield, Kansas
City
Location of Wakefield, Kansas
Location of Wakefield, Kansas
Detailed map of Wakefield, Kansas
Detailed map of Wakefield, Kansas
Coordinates: 39°12′58″N 97°0′55″W / 39.21611°N 97.01528°W / 39.21611; -97.01528Coordinates: 39°12′58″N 97°0′55″W / 39.21611°N 97.01528°W / 39.21611; -97.01528
Country United States
State Kansas
County Clay
Area[1]
 • Total 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Land 0.50 sq mi (1.29 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,142 ft (348 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 980
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 987
 • Density 1,960.0/sq mi (756.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 67487
Area code(s) 785
FIPS code 20-74525[4]
GNIS feature ID 0476323[5]
Website WakefieldKS.com

Wakefield is a city in Clay County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 980.[6]

History[edit]

Wakefield was founded in 1869.[7] It was named for one of its founders, Rev. Richard Wake, but also because another founder was a native of Wakefield, England.[8][9] The railroad was built through Wakefield in 1873.[10]

Geography[edit]

Wakefield is located at 39°12′58″N 97°0′55″W / 39.21611°N 97.01528°W / 39.21611; -97.01528 (39.216228, -97.015244).[11] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.50 square miles (1.29 km2), all of it land.[1]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Wakefield has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[12]

Area attractions[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1990 900
2000 838 −6.9%
2010 980 16.9%
* U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 980 people, 357 households, and 272 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,960.0 inhabitants per square mile (756.8 /km2). There were 413 housing units at an average density of 826.0 per square mile (318.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.7% White, 0.4% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 3.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.5% of the population.

There were 357 households of which 41.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.9% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.8% were non-families. 21.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.08.

The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 28.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 29.7% were from 25 to 44; 20.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 838 people, 323 households, and 231 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,774.7 people per square mile (688.4/km²). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 766.6 per square mile (297.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.94% White, 0.84% African American, 1.07% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.19% of the population.

There were 323 households out of which 39.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 5.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,719, and the median income for a family was $50,526. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $19,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,939. About 4.2% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.6% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "2010 City Population and Housing Occupancy Status". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 4, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Clay County". Blue Skyways. Kansas State Library. Retrieved 7 June 2014. 
  8. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. p. 161. 
  9. ^ "Wakefield". Clay County, Kansas. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Volume 2. Standard Publishing Company. p. 858. 
  11. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  12. ^ Climate Summary for Wakefield, Kansas

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