Buckley is a city in Pierce County, Washington, United States, founded in 1882. The population was 4,354 at the 2010 census and has grown to an estimated 5,058 people as of 2019. Take a look below for 15 interesting and fun facts bout Buckley, Washington, United States.
1. Buckley sits below Mount Rainier and is well known for hosting the annual Log Show.
2. Buckley is located at 47°9′44″N 122°1′40″W (47.162250, -122.027744) near the communities of Enumclaw, Bonney Lake, and Wilkeson.
3. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.95 square miles (10.23 km2), of which, 3.87 square miles (10.02 km2) is land and 0.08 square miles (0.21 km2) is water.
4. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Buckley has a warm-summer Mediterranean climate, abbreviated “Csb” on climate maps.
5. Buckley is the home of Company A, 1st Battalion, 19th Special Forces Group (Airborne), a Special Forces National Guard unit.
6. By 2013 city-data recordings showed an overall population of 4,453 people, 51.4% of which being male as opposed to 48.6% female.
7. The median age stood at 35.6 years compared to that of the state of Washington, which was 37.4.
8. Of the reported 4,453 people, 91.8% were white alone, followed by 3.1% Hispanic, 2.9% of individuals of more than one race, 0.8% American Indian, 0.7% Asian, 0.5% Black, 0.1% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.02% other race alone.
9. Of the members of Buckley 25 years or older, 80.7% have completed a high school education or higher, while 14.8% have completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree. 4.4% have earned a graduate or professional degree, and the unemployed rate sat at 6.9%.
10. Those who were 15 years or older, 47.4% were married, 36.3% never married, 2.4% separated, 1.7% widowed, and 12.2% divorced.
11. The median household income also differed from the state’s standing at $59,852, increased by over $10,000 since 2000, compared to Washington’s $58,405.
12. The median housing prices for overall units was $248,356, which detached houses were $263,853.
13. Townhouses stood at $219,456, 2-unit structures at $181,905, 3 to 4-unit structures at $194,771, 5 or more-unit structures at $239,007 and finally mobile homes at a median price of $92,564.
14. The population density was 1,125.1 inhabitants per square mile (434.4/km2).
15. There were 1,669 housing units at an average density of 431.3 per square mile (166.5/km2).