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Buckner, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Buckner had a population of 282 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Buckner is located at latitude 33.3585 and longitude -93.436 in Lafayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buckner encompass a land area of 1.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lafayette County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 295 feet.

The City of Buckner (GNIS ID: 2403948) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Buckner is located within Township of Hadley, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lafayette County.


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Buckner, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 282 (100%)
Population in Households 279 (98.9%)
Population in Families 233 (82.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 1.1%)
Population Density 240
Diversity Index2 46
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,969
Average Household Income $64,271
% of Income for Mortgage4 8%
Per Capita Income $26,265
Wealth Index5 70
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 143 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 80 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (24.5%)
Median Home Value $71,429
Average Home Value $93,750
Housing Affordability Index3 350
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.25% -0.21%
Households 0.28% -0.19%
Families 0.0% -0.28%
Median Household Income   0.55%
Per Capita Income   1.83%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.25%

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Buckner, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buckner to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 385 29th
Population Density # 382 29th
Median Household Income # 318 41st
Housing Affordability Index # 504 93rd
Per Capita Income # 122 78th
Diversity Index # 184 66th

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