Wakefield, Fairfax County, Virginia

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Wakefield, Fairfax County, Virginia
Census-designated place
Houses on Wakefield Chapel Road, October 2016
Houses on Wakefield Chapel Road, October 2016
Wakefield is located in Northern Virginia
Wakefield
Wakefield
Wakefield is located in Virginia
Wakefield
Wakefield
Wakefield is located in the US
Wakefield
Wakefield
Location within Fairfax county
Coordinates: 38°49′28″N 77°14′34″W / 38.82444°N 77.24278°W / 38.82444; -77.24278Coordinates: 38°49′28″N 77°14′34″W / 38.82444°N 77.24278°W / 38.82444; -77.24278
Country United States
State Virginia
County Fairfax
Area
 • Total 3.80 sq mi (9.85 km2)
 • Land 3.77 sq mi (9.76 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
Elevation 300 ft (90 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,275
 • Density 2,991/sq mi (1,154.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 22003
FIPS code 51-82371
GNIS feature ID 2584933

Wakefield is a census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 11,275.[1]

Geography[edit]

Bounded by the Capital Beltway, Little River Turnpike, Guinea Road and Braddock Road, the CDP draws much of its identity from Wakefield Chapel, an 1899-built Methodist church that is now owned by the county Park Authority and still available as a chapel. Wakefield Chapel Road bisects the CDP, and Wakefield Park Recreation Center and several subdivisions bear the Wakefield name. Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale Campus is also here.

Neighboring communities are Mantua to the northwest, Woodburn to the north, Annandale to the east, North Springfield to the southeast, Ravensworth and Kings Park to the south, Burke to the southwest, and Long Branch to the west. The city of Fairfax is 3 miles (5 km) to the west, and downtown Washington, D.C. is 15 miles (24 km) to the northeast.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the total area of the Wakefield CDP is 3.80 square miles (9.85 km2), of which 3.77 square miles (9.76 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.09 km2), or 0.89%, is water.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wakefield CDP, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 17, 2016.