|Year||Population||Rank in US||Growth Rate|
Based on the latest 2022 data from the US census, the current population of Blakely is 5,252. Blakely, Georgia is the 4,665th largest city in the US.
The peak population of Blakely was in 1990, when its population was 5,748. In 1990, Blakely was the 3,699th largest city in the US; now its fallen to the 4,665th largest city in the US. Blakely is currently 8.6% smaller than it was in 1990.
Blakely has shrunk 7.6% since the year 2000. Blakely, Georgia's growth is below average. 77% of similarly sized cities are growing faster since 2000.
|4663||Schuylkill Haven, Pennsylvania||5,258||-4.9%|
|4666||Batesburg-Leesville, South Carolina||5,250||-5.1%|
|4669||Margate City, New Jersey||5,247||-35.9%|
|4670||Chester, South Carolina||5,245||-18.7%|
The total voting age population of Blakely, Georgia, meaning US citizens 18 or older, is 3,056. The voting age population is 41.7% male and 58.3% female.
According to the latest census statistics, 12.0% of the residents of Blakely are 65 or older.
The racial demographics of Blakely are 71.6% Black, 25.8% White, 1.3% Two or more races, 1.2% Asian and 0.1% American Indian. Additionally, 0.1% of the population identifies as Hispanic.
In Blakely, 44.3% of residents have an income below the poverty line, and the child poverty rate is 67.0%. On a per-household basis, 39.2% of families are below the poverty line in Blakely.
Among those aged 16 and older, 53.9% of Blakely residents are in the labor force.
Among the adult population 25 years old and over, 77.5% of Blakely residents have at least a high school degree or equivalent, 12.7% have a bachelor's degree and 3.6% have a graduate or professional degree.
Among Blakely residents aged 5 and older, 0.2% of them speak a non-English language at home. Broken down by language: 0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home, 0.0% speak an Indo-European language, and 0.0% speak an Asian language.
The unemployment rate in Blakely is 12.8%, which is calculated among residents aged 16 or older who are in the labor force.
In Blakely, 26.5% of the residents in the non-military labor force are employed by the local, state and federal government.
The median household income in Blakely is $22,276.
In Blakely, 48.6% of housing units are occupied by their owners.
Renters occupy 51.4% of housing units in Blakely.
Of all the housing units in Blakely, 8.5% of them were build before 1940.
In Blakely, 10.4% of the total housing units were built after the year 2000, which is approximately 190 units.
The median gross monthly rent payment for renters in Blakely is $760.
In Blakely, 47.3% of households have an active broadband internet connection.