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 Matt Ford. It is part of the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Buckner is located at 39°8′5″N 94°11′54″W (39.134806, -94.198223). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.79 square miles (4.64 km2), all land.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,076 people, 1,141 households, and 808 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,718.4 inhabitants per square mile (663.5/km2). There were 1,243 housing units at an average density of 694.4 per square mile (268.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.6% White, 0.4% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 0.2% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.
There were 1,141 households, of which 41.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 29.2% were non-families.