Buckley, WA Population

By | July 2, 2019

Population: 4,145. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,473 (+7.9% change)
Males: 2,096 (50.6%), Females: 2,049 (49.4%)

Pierce County

Zip code: 98321

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $49,453
Median house value: $139,800

Races in Buckley:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.8%)
  • Two or more races (3.0%)
  • American Indian (2.7%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: German (16.7%), Irish (9.0%), Norwegian (8.5%), English (7.3%), Swedish (6.9%), French (5.2%).

Elevation: 726 feet

Land area: 3.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Buckley

  • High school or higher: 79.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 6.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buckley city

  • Never married: 25.9%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +592 (+16.7%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Buckley:

  • ENUMCLAW COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 8 miles; ENUMCLAW, WA)
  • MARY BRIDGE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; TACOMA, WA)
  • PUGET SOUND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH (about 9 miles; TACOMA, WA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Buckley:

  • SEATTLE-TACOMA INTL (about 27 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: SEA)
  • MCCHORD AFB (about 31 miles; TACOMA, WA; Abbreviation: TCM)
  • BOEING FIELD/KING COUNTY INTL (about 31 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Abbreviation: BFI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Buckley:

  • CREST AIRPARK (about 13 miles; KENT, WA; Abbreviation: S36)
  • AUBURN MUNI (about 17 miles; AUBURN, WA; Abbreviation: S50)
  • PIERCE COUNTY – THUN FIELD (about 19 miles; PUYALLUP, WA; Abbreviation: 1S0)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buckley:

  • PACIFIC LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY (about 9 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,265)
  • GREEN RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; AUBURN, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,568)
  • UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON-SEATTLE CAMPUS (about 25 miles; SEATTLE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 32,742)
  • HIGHLINE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; DES MOINES, WA; Full-time enrollment: 4,288)
  • RENTON TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 27 miles; RENTON, WA; Full-time enrollment: 2,623)
  • BATES TECHNICAL COLLEGE (about 31 miles; TACOMA, WA; Full-time enrollment: 3,710)
  • BELLEVUE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; BELLEVUE, WA; Full-time enrollment: 7,013)

Schools

Public high school in Buckley:

  • WHITE RIVER HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,250; Location: 26928 120TH ST. EAST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Buckley:

  • FOOTHILLS ELEMENTARY (Students: 655; Location: 10621 234TH AVE E.; Grades: KG – 06)
  • WHITE RIVER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 641; Location: 27515 120TH ST. E; Grades: 07 – 08)
  • COLLINS ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS (Students: 459; Location: 2160 COLLINS RD; Grades: 04 – 12)
  • ELK RIDGE ELEMENTARY (Students: 453; Location: 340 RIVER AVE NORTH; Grades: KG – 06)
  • MOUNTAIN MEADOW ELEMENTARY (Students: 426; Location: 11812 MUNDY LOSS RD; Grades: PK – 06)
  • WICKERSHAM SCHOOL OF DISCOVERY (Students: 209; Location: 250 WEST MAIN; Grades: KG – 06)