Blakely is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 4,871 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Blakely is the 142nd largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Blakely is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Blakely is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blakely who work in office and administrative support (17.15%), sales jobs (13.06%), and teaching (10.42%).
As is often the case in a small city, Blakely doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Blakely are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.78% of adults in Blakely have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Blakely in 2010 was $16,242, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $64,968 for a family of four. Blakely also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.33% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Blakely is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Blakely home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blakely residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Blakely include Irish, German, African, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Blakely is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Spanish.