Blakeslee is a somewhat small town located in the state of Pennsylvania. With a population of 6,695 people and just one neighborhood, Blakeslee is the 198th largest community in Pennsylvania.
Occupations and Workforce
Blakeslee is a blue-collar town, with 37.42% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Blakeslee is a town of service providers, sales and office workers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Blakeslee who work in sales jobs (9.98%), office and administrative support (9.28%) and food service (7.44%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Blakeslee is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Blakeslee’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Blakeslee has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Blakeslee has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Blakeslee than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Blakeslee may be for you.
One downside of living in Blakeslee is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Blakeslee, the average commute to work is 41.98 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.