Informational plaque (photo by Roy Wyatt)
Location of Bucklin, Missouri
|• Total||1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)|
|• Land||1.18 sq mi (3.06 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||899 ft (274 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||455|
|• Density||395.8/sq mi (152.8/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0735539|
The first settler within the confines of Bucklin Township was Sampson Wyett (Wyatt). Mr. Wyett arrived in 1835 (at that time the location was still Yellow Creek Township). In 1845 James H. Watson and Dr. John F. Powers established Bucklin Township. Bucklin was named after Major Bucklin, Chief Engineer of the Hannibal and St. Joseph Railroad, in a failed bid to get the railroad division point. The town was laid out by Watson and his wife Mary Jane, with the plat being filed January 1, 1855. However it was another eleven years, 1866, before the town of Bucklin was incorporated. James H. Wyett (son of Sampson Wyett) became the first Mayor of Bucklin. By 1913 the business district included two banks and several stores serving a town of around eight hundred residents along with surrounding farms of northeastern Linn County.
As of the census of 2010, there were 467 people, 228 households, and 132 families residing in the city. The population density was 395.8 inhabitants per square mile (152.8 /km2). There were 271 housing units at an average density of 229.7 per square mile (88.7 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.4% White, 0.2% Native American, and 0.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.
There were 228 households of which 17.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 7.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.1% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.05 and the average family size was 2.63.
The median age in the city was 48.8 years. 18.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.7% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 20.4% were from 25 to 44; 31.6% were from 45 to 64; and 24% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 524 people, 241 households, and 145 families residing in the city. The population density was 442.6 people per square mile (171.5/km²). There were 273 housing units at an average density of 230.6/sq mi (89.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.09% White, 0.57% from other races, and 1.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.34% of the population.
There were 241 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.5% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.8% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.81.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 91.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,490, and the median income for a family was $26,000. Males had a median income of $23,500 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,709. About 17.3% of families and 20.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.7% of those under age 18 and 12.9% of those age 65 or over.
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- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
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- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- A History of Northeast Missouri. Edited by Walter Williams. The Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago. 1913. Page 411
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- Bucklin schools
- Historic maps of Bucklin in the Sanborn Maps of Missouri Collection at the University of Missouri