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Population in 2012: 268 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -32.3%
Males: 113  (42.2%)
Females: 155  (57.8%)

Median resident age:  40.8 years
Arkansas median age:  37.8 years

Zip codes: 71827.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $26,264 (it was $24,063 in 2000)
Buckner:

$26,264
AR:

$40,112
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $11,594

Buckner city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $33,808 (it was $20,100 in 2000)
Buckner:

$33,808
AR:

$107,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $60,061; Detached houses: $68,108; Mobile homes: $15,533

Median gross rent in 2012: $463.

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  • Black alone - 142 (51.6%)
  • White alone - 121 (44.0%)
  • Hispanic - 6 (2.2%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buckner: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (16.9%), Irish (8.7%), English (7.7%), Swedish (5.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 293 feet

Land area: 1.25 square miles.

Population density: 214 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Buckner:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 17.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buckner city:

  • Never married: 33.8%
  • Now married: 35.7%
  • Separated: 4.6%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.8%
Arkansas:  3.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $199 (0.7%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bossier City, LA (60.0 miles , pop. 56,461).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Shreveport, LA (64.6 miles , pop. 200,145).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (198.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities: Stamps, AR (1.9 miles ), Waldo, AR (2.9 miles ), Lewisville, AR (2.9 miles ), Midway, AR (3.6 miles ), Magnolia, AR (3.6 miles ), Patmos, AR (3.6 miles) , McNeil, AR (3.6 miles ), Willisville, AR (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 33.36 N, Longitude: 93.44 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 870

Buckner household income distribution Buckner home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.0%
Arkansas:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -21 (-5.0%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (19%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (8%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Utilities (8%)
  • Retail trade (31%)
  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (22%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (14%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Buckner-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Arkansas state average. It is 185% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/19/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Buckner city center killed 2 people and injured 9 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/12/1950, a category F4 tornado 26.0 miles away from the city center killed 18 people and injured 77 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buckner-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Arkansas state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/16/1997 at 19:07:27, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 58.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1994 at 23:34:02, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 50.3 miles away from Buckner center
On 8/4/2001 at 01:13:25, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 65.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/3/2001 at 10:46:13, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/16/2007 at 13:22:21, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from Buckner center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lafayette County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buckner topographic map

Birthplace of: Sid Benton - Baseball player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Buckner:

  • HOMESTEAD MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; STAMPS, AR)
  • LAFAYETTE COUNTY HEALTH UNIT (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; LEWISVILLE, AR)
  • MAGNOLIA HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 13 miles away; MAGNOLIA, AR)

Political contributions by individuals in Buckner, AR

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buckner:

  • Southern Arkansas University Main Campus (about 13 miles; Magnolia, AR; Full-time enrollment: 2,501)
  • Texarkana College (about 38 miles; Texarkana, TX; FT enrollment: 2,250)
  • Henderson State University (about 58 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 2,863)
  • Bossier Parish Community College (about 58 miles; Bossier City, LA; FT enrollment: 3,177)
  • Louisiana State University-Shreveport (about 66 miles; Shreveport, LA; FT enrollment: 2,639)
  • Grambling State University (about 72 miles; Grambling, LA; FT enrollment: 4,504)
  • Louisiana Tech University (about 74 miles; Ruston, LA; FT enrollment: 7,480)

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Lafayette County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Buckner and their reported violations in the past:

BUCKNER WATERWORKS (Population served: 355, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and NOV-02-1999, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (NOV-02-1999)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.9%
(22.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.1% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.6 people
Arkansas:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  69.5%
Whole state:  67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.8%
Whole state:  5.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Buckner, AR

Buckner compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Buckner travel time to work - commute


Buckner mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (55%)
  • Electricity (42%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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Religion statistics for Buckner city (based on Lafayette County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.69%
Here54.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionBaptist Missionary Association of AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents44.6%23.2%15.4%8.2%8.6%
Congregations18.8%25.0%18.8%18.8%18.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Lafayette County:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Lafayette County:

1.29 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

0.59 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
Here:

6.45 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

3.87 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lafayette County:

12.7%
State:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Lafayette County:

30.6%
State:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.0%
Arkansas:

13.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$1,642
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$203
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$714
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,054
Water Supply 0$0 3$3,369
Totals for Government 0$0 15$6,982

Buckner government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $44,000 ($164.18)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($55.97)
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000 ($41.04)
    General - Other: $11,000 ($41.04)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($14.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,000 ($3.73)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $40,000 ($149.25)

Buckner government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $19,000 ($70.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $9,000 ($33.58)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,000 ($18.66)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $18,000 ($67.16)
    General Support: $7,000 ($26.12)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $9,000 ($33.58)
    Property: $7,000 ($26.12)

Buckner government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $191,000 ($712.69)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $0 ($0.00)

5.41% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($27,168 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Arkansas average:

7.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Columbia County, AR  1.17% ($24,407 average AGI)
from Hempstead County, AR  0.52% ($15,000)


7.30% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,860 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Arkansas average:

7.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Miller County, AR  1.02% ($19,208 average AGI)
to Columbia County, AR  0.98% ($26,391)
to Hempstead County, AR  0.68% ($24,938)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buckner:

  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KWKH (1130 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KVMA (630 AM; 1 kW; MAGNOLIA, AR; Owner: MAGNOLIA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KPYN (900 AM; 10 kW; ATLANTA, TX; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KTFS (940 AM; 3 kW; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: ARKLATEX, LLC)
  • KDMS (1290 AM; 5 kW; EL DORADO, AR; Owner: EL DORADO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KNCB (1320 AM; 5 kW; VIVIAN, LA; Owner: NORTH CADDO BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFXR (1190 AM; 50 kW; DALLAS, TX; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KOKA (980 AM; 5 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buckner:

  • KZHE (100.5 FM; STAMPS, AR; Owner: A-1 COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KVMA-FM (107.9 FM; MAGNOLIA, AR; Owner: COLUMBIA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • KWDO (99.1 FM; WALDO, AR; Owner: GEORGE S. FLINN, JR.)
  • KRMD-FM (101.1 FM; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KTAL-FM (98.1 FM; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: ACCESS.1 COMMUNICATIONS - SHREVEPORT, LLC)
  • KTKC (92.9 FM; SPRINGHILL, LA; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KYGL (106.3 FM; TEXARKANA, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KHPA (104.9 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: NEWPORT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K295AB (106.9 FM; HOPE, AR; Owner: LITTLE ROCK SCHOOL DIST., UNV OF ARK)

TV broadcast stations around Buckner:

  • KTBS-TV (Channel 3; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KTBS, INC.)
  • KTAL-TV (Channel 6; TEXARKANA, TX; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF LOUISIANA, LLC)
  • KETG (Channel 9; ARKADELPHIA, AR; Owner: ARKANSAS EDUCATIONAL TELEVISION COMMISSION)
  • KSLA-TV (Channel 12; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: KSLA, LLC)
  • KMSS-TV (Channel 33; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: COMCORP OF TEXAS LICENSE CORP.)
  • KSHV (Channel 45; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: WHITE KNIGHT BROADCASTING OF SHREVEPORT LIC. CORP.)
  • KTSS-LP (Channel 50; HOPE, AR; Owner: ARTEX TV, LLC)

Buckner fatal accident list:

Feb 24, 2007 01:41 AM, Us-82-02, Lat: 33.358672, Lon: -93.438419, Vehicles: 1, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1
May 28, 1994 12:40 AM, C. Rd.#19, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Aug 6, 1989 02:55 PM, Bay, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Buckner)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • MP 381.1, Mp 381.1, Pbf Sub, 0.6 Mi E Of (Lat: 33.356528 Lon: -93.430222), Type: Bant, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 9.1 m, Call Sign: KNIW909
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.462 MHz, 161.550 MHz, 160.320 MHz, 161.145 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/29/2004, Expiration Date: 07/27/2014, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St Suite 505 N, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 522-5068, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KD5PMI, Licensee ID: L00390371
    Grant Date: 08/16/2001, Expiration Date: 08/16/2011, Certifier: Jerry W Turnage
    Registrant: Jerry W Turnage, Buckner, AR 71827


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 18

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buckner, AR

Most common first names in Buckner, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James972.6 years
William874.1 years
John778.3 years
Mary673.7 years
Robert575.6 years
Willie576.6 years
Arthur473.3 years
Aaron370.0 years
Jessie380.6 years
Mollie389.3 years
Most common last names in Buckner, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sanders1168.7 years
Brown977.6 years
Rogers959.1 years
Lowe875.1 years
Smith871.4 years
Johnson775.3 years
Teague774.7 years
Gulley766.4 years
Mckamie676.2 years
Strange675.6 years

Buckner on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Plastics and rubber products"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Furniture and related products"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Customer service representatives"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Art and design workers"
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