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Buckley, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Buckley had a population of 4,943 as of July 1, 2019. 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 47.1632 and longitude -122.0268 in Pierce County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buckley 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.

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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Buckley, WA Housing Affordability Index is 112
State of Washington Housing Affordability Index is 95
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Buckley, WA Wealth Index is 77
State of Washington Wealth Index is 118
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 4,943 (100%)
Population in Households 4,641 (93.9%)
Population in Families 3,698 (74.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 302 ( 6.1%)
Population Density 1,281
Diversity Index2 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $73,517
Average Household Income $81,124
Per Capita Income $29,899
Wealth Index4 77

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,893 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,364 (72.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 464 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 ( 3.4%)
Median Home Value $325,948
Housing Affordability Index3 112
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,828
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 1,225
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 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.
  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 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.38% 1.43%
Households 1.51% 1.45%
Families 1.69% 1.4%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.38%

Buckley, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buckley to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 195 69th
Population Density # 236 62nd
Diversity Index # 538 14th
Median Household Income # 220 65th
Per Capita Income # 345 45th

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