Blakely, PA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blakely, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Blakely had a population of 6,536 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Blakely is located at latitude 41.4859 and longitude -75.6013 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Blakely (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.81 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lackawanna County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 801 feet.

The Borough of Blakely (GNIS ID: 1215314) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blakely population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Blakely, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,536
Population in Households 6,246
Population in Familes 4,891
Population in Group Qrtrs 290
Population Density1 1,714
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 2,790
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,710
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,917 (63.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 873 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 242 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $151,685
Average Home Value $180,269


Median Household Income $40,493
Average Household Income $54,104
Per Capita Income $24,069
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% -0.14%
Households -0.15% -0.17%
Families -0.3% -0.27%
Median Household Income   0.51%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Blakely, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blakely to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 177 90th
Population Density1 # 783 56th
Diversity Index2 # 763 57th
Median Household Income # 1326 25th
Per Capita Income # 1012 43rd

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