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.
Blakely is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Blakely is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Blakely who work in office and administrative support (14.08%), teaching (12.54%), and sales jobs (11.20%).
Being a small city, Blakely does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of Blakely are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 14.99% of adults in Blakely have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Blakely in 2010 was $18,678, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $74,712 for a family of four. However, Blakely contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Blakely also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.09% 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 English, German, French , and European.
The most common language spoken in Blakely is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.