Buck Creek, Indiana

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Population in 2010: 207.
Males: 109  (52.9%)
Females: 98  (47.1%)
Median resident age:  56.6 years
Indiana median age:  37.6 years

Zip codes: 47924.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $51,361
Buck Creek:

$51,361
IN:

$52,314

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $25,998

Buck Creek CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $151,100
Buck Creek:

$151,100
IN:

$134,800

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $65,294; Detached houses: $65,396
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Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Buck Creek: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (46.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 663 feet

Buck Creek,IN real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Buck Creek:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.7%

For population 15 years and over in Buck Creek CDP:

  • Never married: 36.3%
  • Now married: 63.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 0.0%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lafayette, IN (8.0 miles , pop. 56,397).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (58.1 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (105.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Americus, IN (1.6 miles ), Colburn, IN (1.8 miles) , Battle Ground, IN (2.2 miles ), Dayton, IN (2.8 miles ), Lafayette, IN (2.8 miles ), Delphi, IN (2.9 miles ), West Lafayette, IN (2.9 miles ), Purdue University, IN (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 40.49 N, Longitude: 86.76 W

Area code: 765

Buck Creek household income distribution Buck Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Indiana:

4.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (74%)
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
  • Retail trade (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (63%)
  • Accommodation and food services (35%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Wholesale trade (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (46%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (26%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (26%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Community and social service occupations (0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (63%)
  • Transportation occupations (35%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (0%)

Work and jobs in Buck Creek: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Buck Creek-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 106% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/26/1994, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.4 miles away from the Buck Creek place center killed 3 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 tornado 8.1 miles away from the place center injured 8 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buck Creek-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Indiana state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 153.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 129.9 miles away from Buck Creek center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 218.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 150.7 miles away from Buck Creek center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 149.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tippecanoe County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Buck Creek:

  • REM-INDIANA INC (Hospital, about 6 miles away; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • WELLBOUND OF LAFAYETTE (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • ARNETT SURGERY CENTER, LLC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • UNITY SURGICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 8 miles away; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • LIBERTY DIALYSIS - LAFAYETTE II (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LAFAYETTE, IN)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN)

Amtrak station near Buck Creek:

  • 9 miles: LAFAYETTE (DEPOT AT 200 NORTH ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buck Creek:

  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 10 miles; West Lafayette, IN; Full-time enrollment: 38,271)
  • Indiana University-Kokomo (about 34 miles; Kokomo, IN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis (about 49 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,765)
  • Danville Area Community College (about 51 miles; Danville, IL; FT enrollment: 2,229)
  • Butler University (about 55 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 4,388)
  • Marian University (about 56 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 2,476)
  • Ivy Tech Community College (about 58 miles; Indianapolis, IN; FT enrollment: 71,493)

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Notable location: Washington Township Buck Creek Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tippecanoe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 83.4. This is about average.

City:

83.4
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.7. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.7
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 0.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  75.9%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.3%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 2.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
Indiana average:

11.0

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buck Creek CDP (based on Tippecanoe County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic20,0116
Evangelical Protestant19,71079
Mainline Protestant13,49936
Other2,99616
Orthodox1351
Black Protestant1191
None116,310-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 21
Tippecanoe County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 11
Tippecanoe County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Tippecanoe County:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 120
Here:

7.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.9%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Tippecanoe County:

27.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.2%
State:

14.3%

7.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.48%
Indiana average:

5.59%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($216 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

0.05%
Indiana average:

0.02%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Marion County, IN  0.40% ($31,888 average AGI)
from Clinton County, IN  0.37% ($30,879)
from White County, IN  0.35% ($29,800)


7.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,224 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.97%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.15% of residents moved to foreign countries ($353 average AGI)
Tippecanoe County:

0.15%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IN  0.61% ($30,084 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.32% ($31,267)
to Clinton County, IN  0.26% ($31,080)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buck Creek:

  • WBAA (920 AM; 5 kW; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WASK (1450 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WLAS (1410 AM; 1 kW; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WIOU (1350 AM; 5 kW; KOKOMO, IN; Owner: MID-AMERICA RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buck Creek:

  • WLFF (95.3 FM; BROOKSTON, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, INC)
  • WASK-FM (98.7 FM; BATTLE GROUND, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WKOA (105.3 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: WASK, INC.)
  • WXXB (102.9 FM; DELPHI, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGLM (106.7 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: KVB BROADCASTING)
  • WMRS (107.7 FM; MONTICELLO, IN; Owner: GERALD NORMAN QUINN)
  • WBAA-FM (101.3 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PURDUE UNIVERSITY)
  • WSHW (99.7 FM; FRANKFORT, IN; Owner: KASPAR BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHPL (89.9 FM; WEST LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WAZY-FM (96.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS L.P.)
  • WKHY (93.5 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: STAY TUNED BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSHP (95.7 FM; ATTICA, IN; Owner: ARTISTIC MEDIA PARTNERS, L.P.)
  • WIMC (103.9 FM; CRAWFORDSVILLE, IN; Owner: C.V.L. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJEF (91.9 FM; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: LAFAYETTE SCHOOL CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Buck Creek:

  • WLFI-TV (Channel 18; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: PRIMELAND TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W57DC (Channel 57; LAFAYETTE, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 610Total average daily traffic
  • 28Total average daily truck traffic
  • 826Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 7420 Railroad St (Lat: 40.487806 Lon: -86.761389), Structure height: 20 m, Call Sign: WNYU735
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.500 MHzGrant Date: 03/16/2011, Expiration Date: 06/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 10/01/2012Registrant: Indiana Bell Telephone Company, 675 West Peachtree St., Ne Rm 34a16, Atlanta, GA 30375, Phone: (404) 927-2692, Fax: (404) 522-7665, Email:
  • Buck Creek, Cr 600n Rr Crossing @ Mp D245.06 (Lat: 40.503944 Lon: -86.721250), Type: Bant, Structure height: 2.5 m, Overall height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WPUL488, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.440 MHz, 161.250 MHzGrant Date: 12/29/2011, Expiration Date: 03/27/2022, Certifier: Jerry R CelioRegistrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree Street, Ne, Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KA9IFO, Licensee ID: L00999538, Grant Date: 05/19/2015, Expiration Date: 07/13/2025, Registrant: Kenneth A Mueller, 4814 Sherman Street, Buck Creek, IN 47924-0034

Buck Creek compared to Indiana state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Buck Creek on our top lists:

  • #69 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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