Bucklin, Kansas

Bucklin is a city in Ford County, Kansas, United States.[1] As of the 2020 census, the population of the city was 727.[3]

Bucklin, Kansas
Water tower in Bucklin (2011)
Water tower in Bucklin (2011)
Location within Ford County and Kansas
Location within Ford County and Kansas
KDOT map of Ford County (legend)
Coordinates: 37°32′53″N 99°38′6″W / 37.54806°N 99.63500°W / 37.54806; -99.63500Coordinates: 37°32′53″N 99°38′6″W / 37.54806°N 99.63500°W / 37.54806; -99.63500[1]
CountryUnited States
StateKansas
CountyFord
TownshipBucklin
Founded1880s
Platted1885 (Corbitt)
Incorporated1909 (Bucklin)
Named forBucklin Township
Area
 • Total0.60 sq mi (1.56 km2)
 • Land0.57 sq mi (1.49 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation2,408 ft (734 m)
Population
 • Total727
 • Density1,200/sq mi (470/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
67834
Area code620
FIPS code20-09000 [1]
GNIS ID474249 [1]
Websitebucklinks.com

HistoryEdit

The community was originally called Corbitt[1] when it was laid out about 1885. It was renamed Bucklin in 1887, after Bucklin Township.[4]

Bucklin was incorporated in 1909. It was situated at the junction of two railroads.[5]

GeographyEdit

Bucklin is located at 37°32′53″N 99°38′6″W / 37.54806°N 99.63500°W / 37.54806; -99.63500 (37.547942, -99.635001).[6] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.59 square miles (1.53 km2), of which 0.56 square miles (1.45 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.[7]

ClimateEdit

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bucklin has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910696
192083520.0%
19309179.8%
1940832−9.3%
1950824−1.0%
1960752−8.7%
19707712.5%
19807861.9%
1990710−9.7%
20007252.1%
20107949.5%
2020727−8.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[9] of 2010, there were 794 people, 287 households, and 204 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,417.9 inhabitants per square mile (547.5/km2). There were 340 housing units at an average density of 607.1 per square mile (234.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.3% White, 1.9% African American, 0.9% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.0% from other races, and 2.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.0% of the population.

There were 287 households, of which 39.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.8% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.8% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.9% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.17.

The median age in the city was 35 years. 30.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 22.5% were from 45 to 64; and 17.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.1% male and 50.9% female.

2000 censusEdit

 
Downtown Bucklin (2011)

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 725 people, 299 households, and 200 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,351.7 inhabitants per square mile (521.9/km2). There were 339 housing units at an average density of 632.0 per square mile (244.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.03% White, 0.41% African American, 0.69% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 1.52% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.00% of the population.

There were 299 households, out of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.5% were married couples living together, 7.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.8% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 28.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.1% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,750, and the median income for a family was $44,554. Males had a median income of $31,667 versus $18,235 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,954. About 6.8% of families and 8.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

The community is served by Bucklin USD 459 public school district.[11]

The Bucklin Red Aces won the following Kansas State High School championships:

  • 1966 Boys Cross Country - Class B [12]
  • 1973 Boys Track & Field - Class 1A [13]
  • 1973 Boys Track & Field (Indoor) - Class 1A [13]
  • 1980 Boys Track & Field - Class 1A [13]

Notable peopleEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Bucklin, Kansas", Geographic Names Information System, United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior
  2. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Profile of Bucklin, Kansas in 2020". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on November 28, 2021. Retrieved November 28, 2021.
  4. ^ Kansas State Historical Society (1916). Biennial Report of the Board of Directors of the Kansas State Historical Society. Kansas State Printing Plant. pp. 190.
  5. ^ Blackmar, Frank Wilson (1912). Kansas: A Cyclopedia of State History, Embracing Events, Institutions, Industries, Counties, Cities, Towns, Prominent Persons, Etc. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 246.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-07-02. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Bucklin, Kansas
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-06.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "Bucklin USD 459". USD 459. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Cross Country". KSHSAA. Retrieved 8 January 2017.
  13. ^ a b c "Track & Field". KSHSAA. Retrieved 6 January 2017.

Further readingEdit

  • Living in the Depot: The Two-Story Railroad Station; H. Roger Grant; University of Iowa Press; 130 pages; 1993; ISBN 978-0877455882. Contains historic images of Kansas stations at Alta Vista, Bucklin, Comiskey, Haddam, Hoyt, and Wakarusa.

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