Wakefield is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 1,408 people and just one neighborhood, Wakefield is the 81st largest community in Nebraska. Wakefield has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Occupations and Workforce
Wakefield is a blue-collar town, with 55.98% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Wakefield is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wakefield who work in farm management occupations (9.49%), teaching (8.88%) and food service (7.89%).
You will also find that a lot of people in Wakefield work in agricultural jobs - much more than in the average community in America. This will be quite apparent if you drive around town, as much of the landscape is dedicated to farms.
Setting & Lifestyle
One of the benefits of Wakefield is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.17 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Wakefield doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.