Buckley, Washington

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Buckley, Washington
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Buckley Welcome Sign
Pierce County Washington Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Buckley Highlighted.svg
Location of Buckley, Washington
Coordinates: 47°9′44″N122°1′40″W / 47.16222°N 122.02778°W / 47.16222; -122.02778 Coordinates: 47°9′44″N122°1′40″W / 47.16222°N 122.02778°W / 47.16222; -122.02778
Country United States
State Washington
County Pierce
Incorporated1889
Government
   Mayor Pat Johnson
   City Council [1]
Area
[2]
  Total3.97 sq mi (10.29 km2)
  Land3.86 sq mi (10.00 km2)
  Water0.11 sq mi (0.29 km2)
Elevation
725 ft (221 m)
Population
 (2010) [3]
  Total4,354
  Estimate 
(2019) [4]
5,058
  Density1,310.36/sq mi (505.93/km2)
Time zone UTC-8 (Pacific (PST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-7 (PDT)
ZIP code
98321
Area code(s) 360
FIPS code 53-08570
GNIS feature ID1517059 [5]
Website www.cityofbuckley.com

Buckley is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States, founded in 1882. The population was 4,354 at the 2010 census and has grown to 4,944 people as of 2018 estimate. Buckley sits below Mount Rainier and is well known for hosting the annual Log Show.

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Geography

Buckley is located at 47°9′44″N122°1′40″W / 47.16222°N 122.02778°W / 47.16222; -122.02778 (47.162250, -122.027744) [6] near the communities of Enumclaw, Bonney Lake, and Wilkeson.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.95 square miles (10.23 km2), of which, 3.87 square miles (10.02 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water. [7]

Climate

According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Buckley has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated "Csb" on climate maps. [8]

Demographics

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Main St. Buckley, WA
Historical population
CensusPop.
1890 878
1900 1,01415.5%
1910 1,27225.4%
1920 1,119−12.0%
1930 1,052−6.0%
1940 1,17011.2%
1950 2,705131.2%
1960 3,53830.8%
1970 3,446−2.6%
1980 3,143−8.8%
1990 3,51611.9%
2000 4,14517.9%
2010 4,3545.0%
Est. 20195,058 [4] 16.2%
U.S. Decennial Census [9]
2015 Estimate [10]

Buckley is the home of Company A, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), a Special Forces National Guard unit.

2013

By 2013 city-data [11] recordings showed an overall population of 4,453 people, 51.4% of which being male as opposed to 48.6% female. The median age stood at 35.6 years compared to that of the state of Washington, which was 37.4.

Of the reported 4,453 people, 91.8% were white alone, followed by 3.1% Hispanic, 2.9% of individuals of more than one race, 0.8% American Indian, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% Black, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.02% other race alone. [11]

Of the members of Buckley 25 years or older, 80.7% have completed a high school education or higher, while 14.8% have completed a minimum of a bachelor's degree. 4.4% have earned a graduate or professional degree, and the unemployed rate sat at 6.9%.

Those who were 15 years or older, 47.4% were married, 36.3% never married, 2.4% separated, 1.7% widowed, and 12.2% divorced.

The median household income also differed from the state's standing at $59,852, increased by over $10,000 since 2000, compared to Washington's $58,405. [11]

The median housing prices for overall units was $248,356, which detached houses were $263,853. Townhouses stood at $219,456, 2-unit structures at $181,905, 3 to 4-unit structures at $194,771, 5 or more-unit structures at $239,007 and finally mobile homes at a median price of $92,564. [11]

2010 census

As of the census [3] of 2010, there were 4,354 people, 1,591 households, and 1,049 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,125.1 inhabitants per square mile (434.4/km2). There were 1,669 housing units at an average density of 431.3 per square mile (166.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.0% White, 0.6% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.8% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 3.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population. By 2014, the city's population remained 93.0% White, and a combined 3.0% Hispanic or Latino. [12]

There were 1,591 households, of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 11.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.1% were non-families. 26.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

The median age in the city was 39.9 years. 22.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.4% were from 25 to 44; 30% were from 45 to 64; and 13% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 50.3% male and 49.7% female. Males remained the dominant gender still in 2014 with a recorded total of 2,191 men and 2,163 women. [12]

2000 census

As of the census of 2000, there were 4,145 people, 1,396 households, and 995 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,072.7 people per square mile (414.6/km2). There were 1,472 housing units at an average density of 380.9 per square mile (147.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.78% White, 0.63% African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.17% Pacific Islander, 0.55% from other races, and 2.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.81% of the population.

There were 1,396 households, out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.7% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.65 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 102.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 106.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $49,453, and the median income for a family was $54,900. Males had a median income of $43,409 versus $29,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,744. About 3.6% of families and 8.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.4% of those under age 18 and 4.9% of those age 65 or over.

History

Taken from the files of the City of Buckley and Buckley Library

Buckley High School, about 1912 PostcardBuckleyWABuckleyHighSchool1912.jpg
Buckley High School, about 1912

In pop culture

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