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Welcome to Wakefield ...

The city of Wakefield is located in Clay County<1>.

The location of Wakefield has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wakefield has a population of 921 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Wakefield.

Wakefield is 1,250 feet [381 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wakefield lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Wakefield is within the (785) area code.

The ZIP code for Wakefield: 67487<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wakefield had an population of 921 people. This is a decrease of 6.02% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.9% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wakefield had a population of 980 people (or 11.48% of the total population of Clay County). This makes Wakefield the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wakefield represents 0.03% of the total population of Kansas (which has 2,853,118 people), making it the state's 201st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 980 people, the population of Wakefield increased 16.95% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 838 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wakefield.

Communities Also Named Wakefield ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Kansas communities named Wakefield: This one is located in Clay County and the other is located in Douglas County.

Beyond Kansas, there are 37 communities that are also named Wakefield - they are located in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland (4), Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oregon, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Rhode Island, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia (5), Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Wakefield.

Communities near Wakefield ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wakefield.

  • Junction City
  • Clay Center
  • Ogden
  • Grandview Plaza
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview Plaza
    • Grandview Plaza lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Wakefield.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,553 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview Plaza have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview Plaza
  • Chapman
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    • Chapman lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Wakefield.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,323 people
    • Former name for Chapman:
    • Chapman's Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapman
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapman<7>
  • Riley
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    • Riley lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Wakefield.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 955 people
    • Former names for Riley:
    • Riley Center
    • Union
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Riley<7>
  • Milford
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    • Milford lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southeast of Wakefield.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 518 people
    • Former name for Milford:
    • Bacheller
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milford
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milford<7>
  • Leonardville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonardville
    • Leonardville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Wakefield.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 432 people
    • Former name for Leonardville:
    • Alembic
    • Leonardville has also been known as:
    • Leonard
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonardville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonardville<7>
  • Morganville
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morganville
    • Morganville lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Wakefield.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 190 people
    • Former name for Morganville:
    • Della
    • Morganville has also been known as:
    • Morgantown
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  • Green
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green
    • Green lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Wakefield.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wakefield. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wakefield.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wakefield. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wakefield.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wakefield. See our Newspapers Page for Wakefield.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wakefield ...

Looking for more information about Wakefield? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wakefield, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wakefield.

Adding Wakefield to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Wakefield in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Wakefield was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Wakefield on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Kansas (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Wakefield.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wakefield. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Clay County: www.claycountyks.org/

The official website for State of Kansas: https://portal.kansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kansas' counties, including Clay, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wakefield.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wakefield - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Wakefield). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wakefield or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wakefield) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wakefield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WakefieldOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wakefield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2164, Longitude: -97.0180       In this case, the coordinates for Wakefield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

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