Buckner is a somewhat small town located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 5,785 people and just one neighborhood, Buckner is the 79th largest community in Kentucky.
Buckner real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Buckner house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Buckner is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Buckner is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Buckner who work in sales jobs (16.30%), management occupations (14.01%), and office and administrative support (13.19%).
Of important note, Buckner is also a town of artists. Buckner has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Buckner’s character.
Also of interest is that Buckner has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Buckner telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.24% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Buckner is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Buckner’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
As is often the case in a small town, Buckner doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, Buckner is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.90% of adults in Buckner have a college degree.
The per capita income in Buckner in 2018 was $33,955, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,820 for a family of four.
Buckner is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Buckner home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Buckner residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Buckner include German, Irish, English, Scottish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Buckner is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.
In addition, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis, is among the best neighborhoods for families in Kentucky. In fact, this neighborhood is more family-friendly than 99.2% of neighborhoods in the entire state of Kentucky. Its combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes gives this area the look and feel of a "Leave It to Beaver" episode. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a strong sense of community. In addition, the high number of college-educated parents influences the academic success of the local schools. Overall, you will find all of the amenities a family needs to thrive in the neighborhood. In addition to being an excellent choice for families with school-aged children, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for highly educated executives.
Also, priests and therapists would like to think they know the secrets to a truly successful marriage, but according to NeighborhoodScout's research, the folks of the neighborhood may actually hold the key. 66.7% of its residents are married, which is a higher percentage than is found in 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Buckner are wealthy, making it among the 15% highest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 93.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 56.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 19.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (11.7%), and 9.6% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.4% of households.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Buckner, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (28.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (16.7%), and residents who report English roots (15.3%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (2.9%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (1.8%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (37.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (79.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.