Blakely, Pennsylvania

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Blakely is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,027 at the 2000 census. Its only village is Peckville, PA.



Blakely is located at 41°28′51″N 75°35′37″W / 41.48083°N 75.59361°W / 41.48083; -75.59361 (41.480780, -75.593529)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,027 people, 2,843 households, and 1,865 families in the borough. The population density was 1,818.3 people per square mile (702.9/km²). There were 3,010 housing units at an average density of 778.8/sq mi (301.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.32% White, 0.28% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.46% Asian, 0.34% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 2,843 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the borough the population was spread out with 19.8% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 26.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 81.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $35,308, and the median income for a family was $48,385. Males had a median income of $33,255 versus $25,887 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,979. About 3.0% of families and 5.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.1% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

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