Wakefield is an incorporated town in Sussex County, Virginia, United States. The population was 927 at the 2010 census.
Wakefield is widely known for the Virginia Diner, the Airfield Conference and 4-H Educational Center, and the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office for Eastern Virginia, which issues weather alerts for the region, though the latter two are actually located outside the town limits.
Wakefield also hosts the Virginia Shad Planking.
Wakefield is located at 36°58′13″N 76°59′18″W (36.970219, −76.988461).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km2), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (3.10%) is water.
Wakefield appears on the Fry-Jefferson map of Virginia first published in 1752.
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 927 people living in the city. The racial makeup of the town was 50.6% Black, 46.1% White, 0.3% Native American, 1.5% Asian and 0.6% from two or more races. 0.9% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,038 people, 423 households, and 285 families living in the town.