Blakely, Pennsylvania Population 2024

6,653

Blakely is a city located in Lackawanna County Pennsylvania. Blakely has a 2024 population of 6,653. Blakely is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has increased by 0.03% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,651 in 2020.

The average household income in Blakely is $73,253 with a poverty rate of 6.46%. The median age in Blakely is 52.8 years: 52.3 years for males, and 53.9 years for females.

Blakely Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Blakely was:

  • White: 95.97%
  • Two or more races: 2.26%
  • Black or African American: 1.53%
  • Native American: 0.24%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,744.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
0.03% (2)
The current population of Blakely, Pennsylvania is 6,653 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,651.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,37895.97%
Two or more races1502.26%
Black or African American1021.53%
Native American160.24%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Blakely Population by Race

Blakely Population Pyramid 2024

Blakely Median Age

52.8

Total

52.3

Male

53.9

Female

Blakely Adults

There are 5,501 adults, (2,108 of whom are seniors) in Blakely.

Blakely Age Dependency

95.9

Age Dependency Ratio

62.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Blakely Sex Ratio

Female3,83257.66%
Male2,81442.34%

Blakely Population by Age

Blakely Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,0092.1170.429.6
Non Family1,2771.1145.454.6
Married1,2242.8289.510.5
Female2583.237426
Male2502.631000

2.78

Average Family Size

2.11

Average Household Size

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Blakely Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2915.61%
Associates Degree63212.19%
Bachelors Degree84616.31%
Graduate Degree5009.64%
High School Graduate2,18642.15%
Less Than 9th Grade40.08%
Some College72714.02%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Blakely Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blakely Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White5,0004,7051,314
Black10210214
2+ Races50500
Hispanic181818
Native American16160

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

Blakely Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$59,348$58,853$60,208
Graduate Degree$78,750$51,198$95,686
High School Graduate$24,865$41,830$19,193
Less Than 9th Grade$0$47,009$0
Overall$47,165$49,076$41,364
Some College$42,102$47,094$36,458

$47,165

Average Earnings

$49,076

Average Male

$41,364

Average Female

Blakely Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blakely Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Blakely Language

97.61% of Blakely residents speak only English, while 2.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 2.08% of the population.

Blakely Language

Blakely Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,0193966.58%
Black1021413.73%

6.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.2%

Male Poverty Rate

8.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blakely

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blakely is Black, with 13.73% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blakely is White, with 6.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 10.19%.

Blakely Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School10.81%
Less Than 9th Grade9.39%
Bachelors or Greater4.02%
Some College3.32%

Blakely Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed8.42%
Male Employed4.06%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Blakely Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blakely Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$81,768$91,294
Households$62,065$73,253
Married Families$86,829$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,848$46,273

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Blakely Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

46.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

42.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Blakely Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Blakely Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Blakely Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Blakely Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

368

Number of Veterans

368

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam248
Korea72
First Gulf War16
Second Gulf War2
World War II0

Blakely Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+238
65 to 74112
55 to 6416
18 to 342
35 to 540

Blakely Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3426.41%
Native American16100%
Black109.8%

Blakely Veterans by Race

Blakely Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.39%

Veteran Poverty Rate

66.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blakely Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

58.3%

Labor Force Participation

56.2%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Blakely Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Blakely Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Blakely Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

80.73%

Born in Blakely

97.58%

Native Born

2.42%

Foreign Born

0.93%

Non Citizen

1.49%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.58% of Blakely residents were born in the United States, with 80.73% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Blakely Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20296,65710.02%
20286,65610.02%
20276,65500%
20266,65510.02%
20256,65410.02%
20246,65300%
20236,65310.02%
20226,652-22-0.33%
20216,674230.35%
20206,6514517.27%
20196,200-26-0.42%
20186,226-20-0.32%
20176,246-39-0.62%
20166,285-54-0.85%
20156,339-140-2.16%
20146,479-29-0.45%
20136,508-17-0.26%
20126,525-23-0.35%
20116,548-4-0.06%
20106,55200%
20007,027-195-2.7%
19907,222-216-2.9%
19807,4381,04716.38%
19706,391170.27%
19606,374-454-6.65%
19506,828-1,278-15.77%
19408,106-154-1.86%
19308,2601,69625.84%
19206,5641,21922.81%
19105,3451,43036.53%
19003,915-2,742-41.19%
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Blakely Population by Year