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.