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Income/capita 77%
Household income 167%
Unemployment 33%
IndexWakefieldVirginiaNational
Income per capita$52,891$34,967$29,829
Median household income$147,457$66,149$55,322
Median income owner occupied$153,314$82,180$70,586
Median income renter occupied$91,971$42,481$35,192
Median earnings male$81,823$41,712$36,919
Median earnings female$42,302$29,664$26,250
Unemployment rate3.1%3.8%4.7%
Poverty level2.5%11.4%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Wakefield is 77% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Wakefield is 167% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Wakefield is 33% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Wakefield is 83% lower than the national average

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      am i middle class

      $Input your household income
      $98,294$147,457$294,914
      City
      $44,094$66,149$132,298
      State
      $36,877$55,322$110,644
      Nation
      According to the PEW research center, the middle class is defined as a range from two thirds (2/3) of the median household income to a multiple of two (2) times the median household income. Displayed above are the city, state and national median household income averages. Simply enter your median household income to determine if your income falls into the middle class or if your household income is considered upper or lower class.

      Wakefield median earnings by income bracket

      Wakefield employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry6.6%1.9%
      Manufacturing sector2.3%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services1.1%6.7%
      Wholesale & retail services5.6%4.7%
      Public administration18.6%8.7%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities3.4%1.0%
      Education, health & social services12.0%27.7%
      Other47.7%44.3%

      Nearby cities with high median household income

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Chevy Chase town, MD2,948$250,001352%
      Chevy Chase Village, MD2,030$250,001352%
      Martin's Additions, MD912$250,001352%
      Chevy Chase Section Five, MD641$250,001352%
      Somerset, MD1,215$250,001352%
      Wakefield, VA12,697$147,457167%

      Cities with similar population

      City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sylacauga, AL12,696$34,56838%
      Centralia, IL12,696$32,61341%
      Middle Valley, TN12,699$60,68510%
      Weigelstown, PA12,693$54,6531%
      Woodward, OK12,693$55,0131%
      Wakefield, VA12,697$147,457167%
      Source: The Wakefield, VA employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).