In this Neighbourhood Guide, you'll find out more about the people who live here as well as the schools, parks and recreation facilities, homes, and more.

Neighbourhood Vibe

Blakely is a vibrant neighbourhood with a diverse population and a strong sense of community.

Property Pulse

Blakely offers a mix of older homes, including brick and Victorian styles, and a variety of housing options.

Community Canvas

Blakely is home to a dynamic population, with residents of all ages and a mix of ethnic backgrounds.

What You'll Love

You'll love the charming character of the older homes, the proximity to Main Street, and the family-friendly parks.

Have a look around Blakely.

Blakely has a dynamic population, and is popular with people in their 20s, people in their 30s, people in their 40s, and people in their 50s. Blakely is a neighbourhood in Hamilton, located east of the city's downtown core. Mostly residential, the majority of homes in Blakely are brick or Victorian in style. Most of the businesses and restaurants in the area are found along Main Street.

People & Families in Blakely

Families with kids make up 32% of households in Blakely, while couples without children make up 18% of households and 43% of households are one person living alone. People in Blakely come from 62 different ethnic origins, and 18% are first-generation immigrants, while 20% are second-generation immigrants.

Neighbourhood Households

1,465

Neighbourhood Population

3,180

Household Size

  • 1 person - 42%
  • 2 persons - 30%
  • 3 persons - 13%
  • 4 persons - 8%
  • 5 or more persons - 5%

Household Types

  • One-person households - 43%
  • Non-family households - 5%
  • Families with children - 32%
  • Couples without children - 18%
  • Multiple families in household - 1%

Children Per Family

  • 1 child - 35%
  • 2 children - 20%
  • 3 or more children - 5%

Broad Age Ranges

  • 0 to 14 years - 15%
  • 15 to 64 years - 68%
  • 65 years and over - 16%

Most Common Ethnic Origins

  • Canadian - 29%
  • English - 29%
  • Irish - 23%
  • Scottish - 19%
  • French - 18%

Age of Primary Household Maintainer

  • 15 to 24 years - 3%
  • 25 to 34 years - 20%
  • 35 to 44 years - 16%
  • 45 to 54 years - 18%
  • 55 to 64 years - 20%
  • 65 to 74 years - 10%
  • 75 to 84 years - 6%
  • 85 years and over - 4%

Specific Age Groups

  • 0 to 4 years - 6%
  • 5 to 9 years - 4%
  • 10 to 14 years - 4%
  • 15 to 19 years - 4%
  • 20 to 29 years - 13%
  • 30 to 39 years - 13%
  • 40 to 49 years - 12%
  • 50 to 59 years - 15%
  • 60 to 69 years - 9%
  • over 70 years - 7%

Blakely Schools

Blakely has secondary special programs. There are 5 public schools and 6 Catholic schools serving Blakely. The special programs offered at local schools include French Immersion and Advanced Placement.

Public Schools

5

Catholic Schools

6

Having Fun in Blakely

Fun is easy to find at the parks here. Parks in this neighbourhood feature playgrounds for kids. There are 2 parks in this neighbourhood, with 3 recreational facilities in total. The average number of facilities per park is 1.

Number of Parks

2

Number of Recreation Facilities

3

Recreation Facilities in Neighbourhood Parks

  • Playgrounds - 2
  • Sports Court - 1
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Getting Around in Blakely

There are 20 transit stops in Blakely. In this neighbourhood, there are mostly vehicle commuters and most commute within the city.

Commute Destination for Residents

  • Commute within the city - 71%
  • Commute to another city - 28%

Commute Types

  • Vehicle - 72%
  • Transit - 16%
  • Walk/bike - 9%

Commute Times of Residents

  • 15 to 29 minutes - 31%
  • 30 to 44 minutes - 20%
  • 45 to 59 minutes - 11%
  • 60 minutes and over - 10%
  • Less than 15 minutes - 25%

Work and Education in Blakely

In Blakely, 15% of adult residents hold a bachelor's degree or higher and 52% have any postsecondary education. The manufacturing industry is the most common for residents.

Household Income

  • Under $30,000 - 32%
  • $30,000 to $39,999 - 10%
  • $40,000 to $49,999 - 10%
  • $50,000 to $59,999 - 8%
  • $60,000 to $69,999 - 6%
  • $70,000 to $79,999 - 6%
  • $80,000 to $89,999 - 4%
  • $90,000 to $99,999 - 3%
  • $100,000 to $124,999 - 6%
  • $125,000 to $149,999 - 2%
  • $150,000 to $199,999 - 2%
  • $200,000 and over - 1%

Most Common Occupations (Top 3)

  • Sales and service occupations - 27%
  • Trades, transport and equipment operators and related occupations - 20%
  • Business, finance and administration occupations - 10%

Most Common Industries (Top 3)

  • Manufacturing - 13%
  • Health care and social assistance - 10%
  • Accommodation and food services - 8%

Employment

  • Employed - 53% of people over age 15 are employed
  • Unemployed - 7% are unemployed
  • Not in the labour force - 38% are retired, students, homemakers, etc.

Blakely Homes

In this neighbourhood, there are a mix of home types. This neighbourhood has a dynamic population, with 51% of households having moved within the past 5 years and 16% having moved within the past year. It has mostly older homes and is a mix of owner and renter-occupied.

Home Types

  • Single-detached house - 36%
  • Semi-detached house - 1%
  • Duplex - 11%
  • Row house - 5%
  • Low-rise apartment/condo - 17%
  • High-rise apartment/condo - 27%

Condominium Status

  • Condominium - 1%
  • Not condominium - 98%

Number of Bedrooms in Homes

  • 1 bedroom - 26%
  • 2 bedrooms - 31%
  • 3 bedrooms - 23%
  • No bedrooms - 0%
  • 4 or more bedrooms - 17%

Period of Home Construction

  • 1961 to 1980 - 17%
  • 1981 to 1990 - 6%
  • 1991 to 2000 - 8%
  • 2001 to 2005 - 2%
  • 2006 to 2010 - 3%
  • 2011 to 2016 - 0%
  • 1960 or before - 61%

Renters & Owners

  • Owner - 39%
  • Renter - 59%
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