Butler, Missouri Population 2021

3,927
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Butler is a city located in Bates County Missouri. It is also the county seat of Bates County. With a 2020 population of 3,927, it is the 167th largest city in Missouri and the 5471st largest city in the United States . Butler is currently declining at a rate of -0.91% annually and its population has decreased by -6.92% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,219 in 2010. Spanning over 4 miles, Butler has a population density of 966 people per square mile.

The average household income in Butler is $47,301 with a poverty rate of 17.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $642 per month, and the median house value is $81,100. The median age in Butler is 36.6 years, 32.2 years for males, and 40.6 years for females.

Butler Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Butlerwas:

  • White: 93.78%
  • Black or African American: 3.41%
  • Two or more races: 1.55%
  • Native American: 0.82%
  • Other race: 0.44%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Butler, Missouri is 3,927 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,927.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 4,219.

Butler, Missouri Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,87393.78%
Black or African American1413.41%
Two or More Races641.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.82%
Some Other Race180.44%
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Butler Population by Race

Butler Population Pyramid $2021

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Butler Median Age

36.6


Total

32.2


Male

40.6


Female

Butler Adults

There are 2,984 adults, (778 of whom are seniors) in Butler.

Butler Age Dependency

87.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Butler Sex Ratio

Female

2,175

52.66%

Male

1,955

47.34%

Butler Population by Age

Butler Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Butler Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female33.6%66.4%
Non Family47.8%52.2%
All53.7%46.3%
Married59.9%40.1%
Male72.3%27.7%

53.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Butler Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,7072.2853.7
Non Family7181.0747.8
Married6813.0659.9
Male1593.2372.3
Female1493.4933.6

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Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Butler Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade903.28%
9th to 12th Grade1726.26%
High School Graduate1,23444.94%
Some College66324.14%
Associates Degree1806.55%
Bachelors Degree29510.74%
Graduate Degree1124.08%
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Butler Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Butler Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White2,5242,290398
Black104949
2+ Races5959
Hispanic4830
Other Race1818
Native American1515

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 15.77%.

Butler Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,781$43,750$25,376
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$27,306$38,894$26,385
Some College$24,720$44,464$18,750
Bachelors Degree$47,383$53,382$42,750
Graduate Degree$34,773$$46,406

$27,781

Average Earnings

$43,750

Average Male

$25,376

Average Female

Butler Earnings by Educational Attainment

Butler Language by Age

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Butler Language

98.04% of Butler residents speak only English, while 1.96% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.95% of the population.

Butler Language

Butler Poverty by Race

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17.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.67%

Male Poverty Rate

23.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butler

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butler is White, with 18.71% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butler is White, with 18.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.91%.

Butler Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.78%
High School14.95%
Some College11.07%
Bachelors or Greater7.61%

Butler Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed74.29%
Female Employed9.28%
Male Employed4.22%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Butler Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Butler Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,713$47,301
Families$50,647$61,588
Married Families$58,826-
Non Families$21,353$23,581
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Income by Household Type

Butler Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Butler Married by Age and Sex

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Butler Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Butler Marital Status by Race

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Butler Marital Status

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334

Number of Veterans

276

Male Veterans

58

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War101
First Gulf War85
Vietnam77
Korea33
World War II13

Butler Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54145
75+81
65 to 7465
18 to 3433
55 to 6410

Butler Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2759.97%
2+ Races4474.58%
Native American1544.12%
Hispanic48.33%

Butler Veterans by Race

Butler Veterans by Education

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5.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.97%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butler Veterans by Education

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49.5%

Labor Force Participation

44.2%

Employment Rate

10.7%

Unemployment Rate

Butler Employment by Age

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Butler Employment by Race

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Butler Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.49%

Born in Butler

98.47%

Native Born

1.53%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

1.53%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.47% of Butler residents were born in the United States, with 69.49% having been born in Missouri. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Butler Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,927-36-0.91%
20203,963-36-0.90%
20193,999-36-0.89%
20184,035-2-0.05%
20174,037-18-0.44%
20164,055-4-0.10%
20154,059-42-1.02%
20144,101160.39%
20134,085-48-1.16%
20124,133-89-2.11%
20114,22260.14%
20104,21670.02%
20004,2091100.27%
19904,099-8-0.02%
19804,1071230.30%
19703,9841930.50%
19603,7914581.30%
19503,3333751.20%
19402,9582520.89%
19302,70640.01%
19202,702-192-0.68%
19102,894-264-0.87%
19003,1583461.17%
18902,8120.00%

Butler Population by Year