Buckner Report Card

Demographic and Socioeconomic Indicators

According to the 2013-2017 population estimates, the city of Buckner had 3,066 residents. Of these, 47.3% were male and 52.7% were female. 95.6% of the population in Buckner identified as White and 3.4% identified as Hispanic or Latino. Additionally, 21.3% of Buckner residents are living below the poverty level.

Life Expectancy in Buckner

Life Expectancy at birth provides an estimate of the number of years a person is expected to live. A high life expectancy can be attributed to a number of factors, including improved lifestyle, better education, higher income, and greater access to healthcare. A low life expectancy can bring to light existing health disparities in a community, such as crime, poverty, and poor access to affordable healthcare. In Buckner, life expectancy ranges from 70.2 to 80.3. Census Tract 149.02 is 75th and Census Tract 149.03 is 21st out of the 78 Census Tracts in all of EJC. Majority of Buckner has a life expectancy lower than EJC's life expectancy at 77.7. 

National Center for Health Statistics. U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project (USALEEP): Life Expectancy Estimates File for {Jurisdiction}, 2010-2015]. National Center for Health Statistics. 2018. Available from: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/usaleep/usaleep.html.

Community Comments

Top Health Concerns:

1. 45% of Buckner residents identified Alcohol and Drug Use as a top health concern.

2. 42% of Buckner residents identified Overweight and Obesity as a top health concern.

3. 36% of Buckner residents identified Availability of Healthcare as a top health concern. 

Top Factors for a Health Community:

1. 45% of Buckner residents identified Safe Neighborhoods as a top healthy community factor.

2. 36% of Buckner residents identified Good Jobs and a Healthy Economy as a top healthy community factor.

3. 35% of Buckner residents identified Good Schools as a top healthy community factor. 

Fluoride:

Approximately 50% of Buckner residents say that safe amounts of fluoride should be added to the drinking water.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Tobacco 21:

Approximately 85% of Buckner residents say the minimum age of purchase and sale of tobacco products should be 21.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Clean Indoor Air:

Approximately 74% of Buckner residents say tobacco products should not be allowed to be used inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Electronic Cigarettes:

Approximately 57% of Buckner residents say electronic cigarette use should not be allowed inside all public places.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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Tobacco and Alcohol Retailers:

Approximately 37% of Buckner residents say the city should limit the number of tobacco and alcohol retailers.

Policy in Place: Partially

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Food Inspection Scores:

Approximately 81% of Buckner residents say restaurants should be ranked or graded based on their food inspection score.

Policy in Place: Not Currently

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