Buckner, Missouri

Buckner: City in Jackson County, Missouri, United States


Buckner is a city located in the county of Jackson in the U.S. state of Missouri. Its population at the 2010 census was 3,076 and a population density of 664 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 3,010 inhabitants.

The city was created 148 years ago in 1874.

Buckner is a city in Jackson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 3,076 at the 2010 census. For decades it was best known for TV and radio commercials promoting local automobile dealership Lasater Ford, run by the Lasater brothers, Wilson and Milton and later Matt Ford. 

The city is named after Major Lucius E. Buckner who established the city in 1871 with his wife Nancy Ann (née Bennett) and their children after moving from nearby Richmond. He owned approximately 1/4 of what is now the city of Kansas City. He served as a general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War and died in 1872 at age 46 from typhoid fever which he contracted while serving with General Nathan Bedford Forrest's cavalry unit during their invasion of Kentucky.

Buckner is located at 38°45'15" North, 90°40'10" West (38.752794, -90.662226).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.636 km² (1.79 mi²), all land.

Buckner locator map
Location of Buckner on Missouri map.

Quick Facts about Buckner

Population : 3,010 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Missouri (United States)
County : Jackson County
Postal code : 64016
Phone Area Codes : 816
Area : 4.63 km2
Altitude : 751 feet / 229 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1875 (148 years ago)
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 13:47:41 (29th November 2023)
Density : 650 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.19% (2010-2020)
Weather : 26℉ Mostly Clear 7-days weather
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MOMap-doton-Buckner locator map image


Buckner is located at 39°7'57"N 94°11'55"W (39.1325100, -94.1985600).

Buckner map


Buckner forecast: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. more


According to census records, the population of Buckner decreased by 2.19% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 3,076 - census
2011 3,074 -0.07% estimation process
2012 3,073 -0.03% estimation process
2013 3,073 0% estimation process
2014 3,068 -0.16% estimation process
2015 3,063 -0.16% estimation process
2016 3,059 -0.13% estimation process
2017 3,053 -0.2% estimation process
2018 3,036 -0.56% estimation process
2019 3,022 -0.46% estimation process
2020 3,010 -0.4% estimation process

Buckner zip code is 64016. County name: Jackson, County fips: 29095

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Schools in Buckner

College & universities near Buckner, MO

Code Name City ZIP
176716 House of Heavilin Beauty College-Blue Springs Blue Springs (MO) 64014

Stations (6)

Amtrak & bus stations near Buckner, MO

Code Name Address Type
IDP Independence 600 South Grand Ave. RAIL
LEE Lee's Summit 217 SW Main St. RAIL
KCY Union Station 30 West Pershing Rd. RAIL
WAR Warrensburg 100 South Holden St. RAIL
LRC Lawrence 413 East 7th Street RAIL

Post offices near Buckner

Post Office Name City ZIP
Buckner Post Office Buckner (MO) 64016

Other places with the same name (4)

Other cities in Jackson County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Jackson County , MO. (more)

City Name Population Title
Kansas City 495,327 The third most populous city in Missouri and the center of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Independence 116,774 A city in Jackson County, Missouri.
East Independence 110,675 A census-designated place in Jackson County, Missouri.
Lee's Summit 101,467 The most populous city in Jackson County, Missouri.
Blue Springs 56,547 The most populous city in Jackson County, Missouri.
Raytown 28,816 City in Jackson County, Missouri, United States
Grandview 24,711 City in Washington, United States
Grain Valley 14,827 City in Jackson County, Missouri, United States
Oak Grove 8,437 City in Jackson County, Missouri, United States
Greenwood 5,881 Town in Jackson County, Florida in the United States
Sugar Creek 3,235 City in Missouri
Marlborough 2,142 Village in St.
Lake Lotawana 2,131 City in Jackson County, Missouri, United States
Lone Jack 1,378 City in Jackson County, Missouri, United States
Lake Tapawingo 719 City in Jackson County, Missouri, United States
Adams 690 Town in Jackson County, Wisconsin, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Buckner distances to largest Missouri cities