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Blakely is a borough in Lackawanna County, in the Scranton-Wilkes-Barre metro area.
The community was named for Capt. Johnston Blakely, naval commander in the War of 1812
The latitude of Blakely is 41.480N. The longitude is -75.595W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 810 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 6,884.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Blakely demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lackawanna County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Scranton-Wilkes-Barre area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 18452 ZIP code.
5% of Blakely residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Blakely ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Blakely was $17,979, compared with $21,587 nationally.
20% of Blakely residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Blakely, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $919.
Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blakely political report.
The average commute time for Blakely workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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