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People

Total Population 6,496
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 27.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,886
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 48.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,417
% Above Poverty Level 82.2%
% Below Poverty Level 17.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.3%
Median Gross Rent $616
Median House Value $133,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
US/American 0%
English 4.2%
Irish 16.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Blakely Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 90 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Lackawanna
Metro Area Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton
Standard Zip Codes 18447
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.48
Longitude -75.595

Blakely Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station WILKES BRE SCTN AP AVOCA
Distance 12.5 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 34 F
Apr Temp 38 to 59 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 61 F
Annual Precip 37.5 inches
Station HAWLEY 1 E
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 41.6 inches
Station FRANCIS E WALTER DAM
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 54 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 59 F
Annual Precip 46.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Archbald 7,049 $67,287
Jermyn 2,251 $50,714
Jessup 4,609 $60,595

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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