Buckner, Illinois

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Population in 2014: 451 (74% urban, 26% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.8%
 
Males: 222  (49.2%)
Females: 229  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  38.9 years
Illinois median age:  37.9 years

Zip codes: 62819.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $31,180 (it was $25,119 in 2000)
Buckner:

$31,180
IL:

$60,960

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $17,256 (it was $12,260 in 2000)

Buckner village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $48,332 (it was $22,600 in 2000)
Buckner:

$48,332
IL:

$186,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $55,913; Detached houses: $56,521; Mobile homes: $48,002

Median gross rent in 2016: $669.

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  • Races in Buckner, IL (2010)

    Buckner races chart
    • 44696.5%White alone
    • 102.2%Hispanic
    • 40.9%Two or more races
    • 20.4%American Indian alone

Races in Buckner detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Buckner: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (22.7%), Italian (17.3%), American (12.2%), Irish (8.3%), Czechoslovakian (7.6%), Polish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/15/1913

Elevation: 410 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 509 people per square mile   (low).

Buckner, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Buckner:

  • High school or higher: 88.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buckner village:

  • Never married: 26.2%
  • Now married: 44.2%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

5 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.0%
Illinois:

12.3%



According to our research of Illinois and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Buckner, Illinois as of December 15, 2018.
The ratio of number of residents in Buckner to the number of sex offenders is 465 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $988 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $559 (1.4%)

Buckner satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Evansville, IN (79.9 miles , pop. 121,582).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (80.2 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (276.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Christopher, IL (1.5 miles ), Valier, IL (1.7 miles ), North City, IL (1.7 miles ), West City, IL (2.0 miles ), Mitchell, IL (2.1 miles ), Orient, IL (2.2 miles ), Mulkeytown, IL (2.3 miles) , Benton, IL (2.4 miles ).

Latitude: 37.98 N, Longitude: 89.02 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 618

Buckner household income distribution Buckner home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
Illinois:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +2 (+0.4%).
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Retail trade (39%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Fire fighting and prevention, and other protective service workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (4%)
  • Sales and related occupations (30%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (3%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (3%)

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

Average climate in Buckner, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Buckner-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 81% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 12/18/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Buckner village center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 12/18/1957, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.0 miles away from the village center killed 11 people and injured 200 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buckner-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Illinois state average. It is 74% 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 69.5 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 84.4 miles away from Buckner center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 63.1 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 67.4 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 107.6 miles away from Buckner 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 72.1 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 Franklin County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Buckner:

  • BENTON REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BENTON, IL)
  • FRANKLIN HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; BENTON, IL)
  • OLD - FRANKLIN HOSPITAL (SNF) (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BENTON, IL)
  • STONEBRIDGE SENIOR LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; BENTON, IL)
  • ZIEGLER COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ZEIGLER, IL)
  • WESTSIDE REHAB AND CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; WEST FRANKFORT, IL)
  • HOMESTEAD HOUSE (Hospital, about 8 miles away; WEST FRANKFORT, IL)

Amtrak station near Buckner:

  • 13 miles: DU QUOIN (20 N. CHESTNUT ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buckner:

  • Rend Lake College (about 12 miles; Ina, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,778)
  • John A Logan College (about 17 miles; Carterville, IL; FT enrollment: 3,995)
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (about 22 miles; Carbondale, IL; FT enrollment: 14,539)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 42 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Southeast Missouri State University (about 54 miles; Cape Girardeau, MO; FT enrollment: 9,678)
  • McKendree University (about 62 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 62 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)

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Notable location: Buckner Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Buckner Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 55.4. This is better than average.

City:

55.4
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 24.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.81
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 35.0%
(34.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  63.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

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

No gay or lesbian households reported

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.1
Illinois average:

12.1

Buckner travel time to work - commute Buckner mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Buckner village (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant16,44490
Catholic3,0535
Mainline Protestant2,35924
Black Protestant1511
Other832
Orthodox701
None17,401-
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: 6
Franklin County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Franklin County:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Franklin County:

5.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 26
Here:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

27.2%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.4%
State:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.0%
Illinois:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

47.1%
Illinois:

45.7%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.6
Illinois:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

15.7%
Illinois:

21.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Illinois:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.7%
Illinois:

33.2%

General health condition:
Buckner:

55.5%
Illinois:

55.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Buckner:

81.0%
Illinois:

79.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buckner, IL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 2$1,588
Totals for Government 0$0 2$1,588

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,065 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
Illinois average:

4.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Williamson County, IL  1.35% ($29,015 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, IL  0.34% ($22,714)
from Jackson County, IL  0.30% ($21,326)


4.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,617 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.95%
Illinois average:

4.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Williamson County, IL  1.36% ($32,411 average AGI)
to Jackson County, IL  0.39% ($31,281)
to Jefferson County, IL  0.33% ($37,292)

Strongest AM radio stations in Buckner:

  • WDDD (810 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGGH (1150 AM; 5 kW; MARION, IL)
  • WFRX (1300 AM; 1 kW; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WMIX (940 AM; 5 kW; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: WITHERS BROADCASTING CO OF ILLINOIS)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WJPF (1340 AM; 1 kW; HERRIN, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • WMCL (1060 AM; 3 kW; MCLEANSBORO, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WCIL (1020 AM; daytime; 1 kW; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KZIM (960 AM; 5 kW; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: ZIMMER RADIO OF MID-MISSOURI, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buckner:

  • WXLT (103.5 FM; CHRISTOPHER, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WCIL-FM (101.5 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: LYLE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAWJ (90.1 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDDD-FM (107.3 FM; MARION, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDQN-FM (95.9 FM; DUQUOIN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WVZA (92.7 FM; HERRIN, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQUL (97.7 FM; WEST FRANKFORT, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQRL (106.3 FM; BENTON, IL; Owner: DANA COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WISH-FM (98.9 FM; GALATIA, IL; Owner: GALATIA FM JOINT VENTURE)
  • WOOZ-FM (99.9 FM; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: ZIMMER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WUEZ (95.1 FM; CARTERVILLE, IL; Owner: ZRG OF ILLINOIS, INC.)
  • WXAN (103.9 FM; AVA, IL; Owner: HAROLD L. LAWDER)
  • WBMV (89.7 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC)
  • WIBV (102.1 FM; MOUNT VERNON, IL; Owner: BENJAMIN STRATEMEYER)
  • WTAO-FM (105.1 FM; MURPHYSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSIU (91.9 FM; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Buckner:

  • WSIU-TV (Channel 8; CARBONDALE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • W15BU (Channel 17; JOHNSTON CITY, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WSIL-TV (Channel 3; HARRISBURG, IL; Owner: WSIL-TV, INC.)
  • KFVS-TV (Channel 12; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WDKA (Channel 49; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WDKA ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • KBSI (Channel 23; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Owner: KBSI LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WPSD-TV (Channel 6; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: WPSD-TV, LLC)
  • WTCT (Channel 27; MARION, IL; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)

Buckner fatal accident list:

Apr 4, 1987 05:30 PM, 14, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N9PRQ, Licensee ID: L00453581, Grant Date: 03/13/2012, Expiration Date: 06/02/2022, Certifier: Ronald D Murray, Registrant: Ronald D Murray, 307 S Mc Dyby, Buckner, IL 62819
  • Call Sign: N9VQH, Grant Date: 12/21/1993, Expiration Date: 12/21/2003, Cancellation Date: 12/22/2005, Registrant: Rickey G Kondoudis, 109 Silkwood St, Buckner, IL 62819

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buckner that have no violations reported:

  • BUCKNER (Population served: 567, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 3
Most common first names in Buckner, IL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1481.0 years
John1377.8 years
Anna982.7 years
George974.8 years
Robert770.4 years
William777.7 years
James676.7 years
Mike674.7 years
Charles468.0 years
Elizabeth481.0 years
Most common last names in Buckner, IL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Furlow1077.9 years
Overturf976.8 years
Hargis581.2 years
Rolla577.0 years
Smith574.2 years
Thomas576.4 years
Eubanks459.8 years
Galayda363.4 years
Brckovich375.4 years
Dudick387.0 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (59%)
  • Electricity (41%)

Buckner compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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