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The City of Butler had a population of 4,179 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Butler is located at latitude 38.2594 and longitude -94.3395 in Bates County. The formal boundaries for the City of Butler (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Bates County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 863 feet.

The City of Butler (GNIS ID: 2393483) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Butler is located within Township of Mount Pleasant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Bates County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Butler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Butler, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,179
Population in Households 3,980
Population in Familes 3,038
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density1 1,028
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 1,720
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 1,021
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,047 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 999 (48.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 721 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $84,557
Average Home Value $112,262


Median Household Income $28,049
Average Household Income $40,411
Per Capita Income $17,627
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.25%
Households -0.18% -0.25%
Families -0.16% -0.36%
Median Household Income   -0.2%
Per Capita Income   0.8%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Butler, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butler to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 168 84th
Population Density1 # 355 66th
Diversity Index2 # 312 70th
Median Household Income # 969 6th
Per Capita Income # 842 19th

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