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Buckley, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Buckley had a population of 4,661 as of July 1, 2017. Buckley ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buckley is located at latitude 47.1588 and longitude -122.0202 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buckley (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.87 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Pierce County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Buckley (GNIS ID: 2409929) 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.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Buckley is located within Buckley Division of Pierce County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buckley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Buckley: Perkin's Landing, Perkins Prairie, White River Siding.

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Buckley, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,661
Daytime Population: Workers 3,027
Daytime Population: Residents 2,534
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,561
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 4,341
Population in Familes 3,465
Population in Group Qrtrs 320
Population Density2 1,204
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $66,759
Average Household Income $75,839
Per Capita Income $29,854


Total Housing Units 1,793 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,170 (65.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 538 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 85 ( 4.7%)
Median Home Value $276,598
Average Home Value $328,986


Total Households 1,708
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,150
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.94% 1.06%
Households 0.98% 1.08%
Families 1.28% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.51%
Per Capita Income   2.28%

Buckley, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buckley to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 196 69th
Population Density # 247 61st
Diversity Index # 541 14th
Median Household Income # 201 68th
Per Capita Income # 276 56th

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