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Blakely - Lackawanna county

Population 7,027

Blakely, Pennsylvania

Blakely, Pennsylvania is 6 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania and 90 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. It is in Lackawanna county. The town is part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metro area. The population of Blakely is 7,027.

The People and Families of Blakely

In Blakely, about 51% of adults are married.

Blakely has disproportionaly more women residents than most towns. Seniors are common in the town.

Wealth and Education

In 2000, Blakely had a median family income of $48,385. There aren't a lot of poor people in Blakely.

Crime and Safety

Crime is quite low in Blakely.

Blakely Housing

Of the housing in Blakely, approximately 73% is occupied by their owners. The average age of homes in the town is noticeably higher than in other similarly-sized communities.

Commuting

In Blakely, 93% of commuters drive to work.
Blakely Population (2000)

CategoryCountPercent
Total Population7,027100%
Male3,15444.9%
Female3,87355.1%
Under 181,39219.8%
18+5,63580.2%
65+1,86826.6%
Median Age44.5 
Average Family Size2.95 
White6,90998.3%
African-American200.3%
Asian320.5%
American Indian & Alaskan30%
Other240.3%
Mixed Race390.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above)540.8%
Median Family Income (1999)$48,385 
Population In Poverty3425.2%
Blakely Ancestry

AncestryPercent
Italian28.6%
Polish21.7%
Irish11.7%
Slovak7.9%
English5.5%
German4.7%
Welsh4.1%
Ukrainian3.4%
Russian3.1%
US/American3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American)1.3%
Lithuanian0.7%
Belgian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Eastern European0.3%
Scotch-Irish0.3%
French (except Basque)0.3%
Czech0.3%
Portuguese0.2%

  


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