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Population (year 2000): 7,027. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,817 (-3.0% change)
Males: 3,154 (44.9%), Females: 3,873 (55.1%)

Lackawanna County

Median resident age: 44.5 years
Median household income: $35,308 (year 2000)
Median house value: $91,700 (year 2000)

Blakely, PA residents, houses, and apartments details

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Races in Blakely:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: Italian (28.4%), Polish (24.8%), Irish (17.0%), Slovak (9.9%), English (7.0%), Welsh (6.6%).

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Elevation: 802 feet

Land area: 3.9 square miles

Blakely,

For population 25 years and over in Blakely

  • High school or higher: 81.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 19.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blakely borough

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 14.2%
  • Divorced: 5.2%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -215 (-3.0%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: PA Scranton, (7.0 miles pop. 76,415).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: PA Philadelphia, (107.1 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: PA (1.3 miles Olyphant, PA (2.3 miles Jessup, City, PA (2.4 miles Dickson PA (2.8 miles Throop, PA (3.0 miles Archbald, PA (4.6 miles Jermyn, PA (4.9 miles Dunmore, PA (5.6 miles Mayfield,

Latitude: 41.48 N, Longitude: 75.59 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 570


Blakely, Pennsylvania business data: stores, dealers, real estate agents, wholesalers, restaurants...

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.8%), Manufacturing (20.1%), Retail trade (11.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -557 (-7.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 565 (18.5%)


 

Crime in Blakely by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Robberies 0 0 6 3
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 85.4 42.7
Assaults 14 1 3 3
    per 100,000 199.2 14.2 42.7 42.7
Burglaries 3 1 6 7
    per 100,000 42.7 14.2 85.4 99.6
Thefts 36 40 36 42
    per 100,000 512.3 569.2 512.3 597.7
Auto thefts 2 2 1 3
    per 100,000 28.5 28.5 14.2 42.7
65.6 28.9 61.8 55.6


Average climate in Blakely, Pennsylvania

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Blakely,

Blakely-area historical tornado activity is below Pennsylvania state average. It is 34% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Blakely city center killed 2 people and injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category 3 tornado 36.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Blakely:
  • MID-VALLEY HOSPITAL (about 1 miles; PECKVILLE, PA)
  • ALLIED SERVICES INST OF REHAB MEDICINE (about 6 miles; SCRANTON, PA)
  • COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; SCRANTON, PA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Blakely:
  • WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON INTL (about 14 miles; WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA; ID: AVP)
  • GREATER BINGHAMTON/EDWIN A LINK FIELD (about 56 miles; BINGHAMTON, NY; ID: BGM)
  • SULLIVAN COUNTY INTL (about 59 miles; MONTICELLO, NY; ID: MSV)
Other public-use airports nearest to Blakely:
  • SEAMANS FIELD (about 13 miles; FACTORYVILLE, PA; ID: 9N3)
  • SPRING HILL (about 17 miles; STERLING, PA; ID: 70N)
  • WILKES-BARRE WYOMING VALLEY (about 23 miles; WILKES-BARRE, PA; ID: WBW)


Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 5 $14,182 $34,036 2 $3,145
Other Government Administration 1 $4,766 $57,192 10 $4,225
Police Protection - Officers 4 $13,274 $39,822 12 $9,301
Electric Power 4 $14,492 $43,476 4 $3,703
Parks and Recreation 1 $2,449 $29,388 1 $443
Streets and Highways 2 $5,868 $35,208 0 $0
Police - Other 0 $0   3 $319
Other and Unallocable 1 $2,046 $24,552