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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.


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Median household income
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$35,308
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Blakely demographic reports
Blakely is on the Lackawanna River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.3 per 1,000 people.

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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.

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20% of Blakely residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Blakely, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $379.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $919.


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Lackawanna County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Blakely political report.

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The average commute time for Blakely workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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