Blakely, PA Profile: Facts & Data

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Blakely, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Blakely had a population of 6,481 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Blakely is located at latitude 41.4809 and longitude -75.5946 in Lackawanna County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Blakely 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.


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Blakely, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Blakely, PA Housing Affordability Index is 113
State of Pennsylvania Housing Affordability Index is 131
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Blakely, PA Wealth Index is 66
State of Pennsylvania Wealth Index is 99
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 6,481
Population in Households 6,205
Population in Familes 4,833
Population in Group Qrtrs 276
Population Density 1,700
Diversity Index1 17
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,764
Average Household Income $60,666
Per Capita Income $26,136
Wealth Index3 66

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,065 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,861 (60.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 924 (30.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 280 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $167,257
Housing Affordability Index2 113
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,785
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 1,693
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.14% -0.02%
Households -0.12% -0.01%
Families -0.31% -0.14%
Median Household Income   3.78%
Per Capita Income   3.24%

Blakely, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blakely to the other 1,761 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 176 90th
Population Density # 774 56th
Diversity Index # 699 60th
Median Household Income # 1522 14th
Per Capita Income # 1117 37th

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