Wakefield, Kansas

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Wakefield is a city in Clay County, Kansas, United States. The population was 838 at the 2000 census.



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)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.2 km²), all of it land.

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As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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