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Butler, Pennsylvania - Basic Facts

The City of Butler had a population of 14,010 as of July 1, 2017. Butler ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Pennsylvania. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Butler is located at latitude 40.8616 and longitude -79.8962 in Butler County. The formal boundaries for the City of Butler (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Butler County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,043 feet.

The City of Butler (GNIS ID: 1214985) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, 2017.

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Butler, PA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 14,010
Daytime Population: Workers 8,699
Daytime Population: Residents 8,146
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,845
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.20
Population in Households 13,415
Population in Familes 9,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 595
Population Density2 5,153
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $33,696
Average Household Income $46,484
Per Capita Income $21,229


Total Housing Units 7,105 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,439 (34.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,746 (52.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 920 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $92,050
Average Home Value $116,841


Total Households 6,185
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 3,132
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 0.25% 0.3%
Households 0.28% 0.37%
Families 0.12% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Butler, PA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butler to the other 1,762 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Pennsylvania by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 54 97th
Population Density # 132 93rd
Diversity Index # 554 69th
Median Household Income # 1677 5th
Per Capita Income # 1515 14th

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