About Wakefield, TX
Wakefield, TX is located in Polk County in the state of Texas.
The total City Population for Wakefield is about 3,992 with about 3 people per square mile.
The Average Home Value is $65,500, which is roughly 62% lower than the Average Home Value of $171,322 for the state of Texas, and roughly 70% lower than the National Average of $217,072.
The Median Income Per Household is about $41,667, which is roughly 34% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $62,903 for the state of Texas, and roughly 36% lower higher than the National Average of $65,026.
Demographic DetailsAverage # of People Per Household: 2.66
Male Population Estimate: 49.7%
Female Population Estimate: 50.3%
Median Age: 38.1
Male Median Age: 35.9
Female Median Age: 39.6
Racial Demographic Estimates
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NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Wakefield specifically.
Average # of Homicides for Polk County: About 7.41173 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Average # of Violent Crimes for Polk County: About 286.014 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)
Polk County is about 47% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 1% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.
Texas is ranked #47 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 17.01 out of 100.
Wage PoliciesOverall Wage Policy Score: 13.36
The average living wage for the state of Texas is $30.75/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Texas a minimum wage score of 8.97 compared to all other states.
The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Texas a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.
The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Texas is $150.80, resulting in a UI benefit score of 10.49 compared to all other states.
Worker Protection PoliciesOverall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
X Texas does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
✓ Texas does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Texas does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Texas does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Texas does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Texas does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Texas does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Texas does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Texas does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Texas does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
✓ Texas does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Texas does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Texas does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.
Right To Organize PoliciesOverall Right To Organize Score: 70
✓ Texas does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Texas does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
X Texas does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
X Texas does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Texas does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
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Additional Location DetailsZip Code(s): 75939
TimeZone: Central (GMT -06:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Average Elevation: 182.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 936