Wakefield, Fairfax County, Virginia

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Wakefield, Fairfax County, Virginia
Houses on Wakefield Chapel Road, October 2016
Houses on Wakefield Chapel Road, October 2016
Wakefield is located in Northern Virginia
Location within Fairfax county
Wakefield is located in Virginia
Wakefield (Virginia)
Wakefield is located in the United States
Wakefield (the United States)
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
 • Total3.80 sq mi (9.85 km2)
 • Land3.77 sq mi (9.76 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
300 ft (90 m)
 • Total11,275
 • Density2,991/sq mi (1,154.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code51-82371
GNIS feature ID2584933

Wakefield is a census-designated place in Fairfax County, Virginia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 11,275.[1] The current Wakefield area was built in the 1950-60's.


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, as is the historic Oak Hill Mansion.

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. Its borders are formed by Guinea Road to the west, Braddock Road to the south, Interstate 495 to the east, and Little River Turnpike to the north.[2]

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]


Fairfax County Public Schools operates area public schools.[3] Public schools within the CDP include:

  • Canterbury Woods Elementary School (Annandale postal address)[4]
  • Wakefield Forest Elementary School

Holy Spirit School, of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, is in Wakefield CDP.[3] It has an Annandale postal address.[5]

Northern Virginia Community College has the Annandale Campus within the CDP limits.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Wakefield CDP, Virginia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved October 17, 2016.[dead link]
  2. ^ "TIGERweb". TIGER Web Viewer. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  3. ^ a b "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Wakefield CDP, VA" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2020-12-05. - Compare school addresses to the CDP map.
  4. ^ "Home". Canterbury Woods Elementary School. Retrieved 2020-12-05. 4910 Willet Drive, Annandale, VA 22003
  5. ^ "Home". Holy Spirit School. Archived from the original on 2009-06-08. Retrieved 2020-12-05. 8800 Braddock Rd. Annandale, VA 22003{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)- . Compare the address to the CDP maps.
  6. ^ "Annandale Campus". Northern Virginia Community College. Retrieved 2020-12-05. 8333 Little River Turnpike, Annandale, VA 22003 - Compare the physical location to the CDP map.