Butler, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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The City of Butler had a population of 4,156 as of July 1, 2018.

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, 2018.

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Butler, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,156
Population in Households 3,958
Population in Familes 3,005
Population in Group Qrtrs 198
Population Density1 1,022
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $31,823
Average Household Income $44,418
Per Capita Income $19,235


Total Housing Units 2,030 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 931 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 775 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 324 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $95,362
Average Home Value $127,390


Total Households 1,706
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 1,012
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.22%
Households -0.23% -0.26%
Families -0.23% -0.34%
Median Household Income   4.21%
Per Capita Income   3.48%

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, 2018 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 # 171 84th
Population Density # 359 65th
Diversity Index # 308 71st
Median Household Income # 929 10th
Per Capita Income # 843 18th

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