Blakely, PA Profile: Facts & Data


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Blakely, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The Borough of Blakely had a population of 6,552 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (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.

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Blakely, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,552
Population in Households 6,274
Population in Familes 4,873
Population in Group Qrtrs 278
Population Density2 1,718
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $44,573
Average Household Income $59,982
Per Capita Income $26,564


Total Housing Units 3,050 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,904 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 896 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 250 ( 8.2%)
Median Home Value $157,085
Average Home Value $180,436


Total Households 2,800
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 1,705
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.02% 0.06%
Households -0.07% 0.01%
Families -0.26% -0.11%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.87%

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, 2018 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 # 174 90th
Population Density # 777 56th
Diversity Index # 720 59th
Median Household Income # 1274 28th
Per Capita Income # 914 48th

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