Butler, Pennsylvania Population 2021

12,699
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Butler is a city located in Butler County Pennsylvania. It is also the county seat of Butler County. With a 2020 population of 12,699, it is the 49th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 2605th largest city in the United States . Butler is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -7.69% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,757 in 2010. Butler reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 3 miles, Butler has a population density of 4,671 people per square mile.

The average household income in Butler is $45,511 with a poverty rate of 27.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $665 per month, and the median house value is $100,200. The median age in Butler is 38.4 years, 38.6 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Butler Demographics

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

  • White: 91.36%
  • Two or more races: 4.37%
  • Black or African American: 3.41%
  • Other race: 0.40%
  • Asian: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Butler, Pennsylvania is 12,699 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,885.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,757.

Butler, Pennsylvania Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White11,96191.36%
Two or More Races5724.37%
Black or African American4463.41%
Some Other Race520.40%
Asian460.35%
American Indian and Alaska Native150.11%
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Butler Population by Race

Butler Population Pyramid $2021

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Butler Median Age

38.4


Total

38.6


Male

38.2


Female

Butler Adults

There are 10,231 adults, (1,804 of whom are seniors) in Butler.

Butler Age Dependency

55.4

Age Dependency Ratio

21.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34

Child Dependency Ratio

Butler Sex Ratio

Female

6,822

52.11%

Male

6,270

47.89%

Butler Population by Age

Butler Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Butler Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family24.3%75.7%
Female32.6%67.4%
All41.7%58.3%
Male56%44%
Married75.7%24.3%

41.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Butler Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,9322.1241.7
Non Family2,9061.2424.3
Married1,6033.1575.7
Female1,0412.6832.6
Male3823.0356

2.87

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Butler Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade890.98%
9th to 12th Grade8289.11%
High School Graduate3,55039.04%
Some College1,74219.16%
Associates Degree1,06411.70%
Bachelors Degree1,29814.27%
Graduate Degree5225.74%
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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
White8,3827,5411,752
Black28021434
Hispanic2142048
2+ Races15615613
Asian464613
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 asian people with a rate of 28.26%.

Butler Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,035$32,442$26,256
Less Than 9th Grade$13,938$$
High School Graduate$26,083$26,486$25,436
Some College$28,591$35,313$23,326
Bachelors Degree$40,114$44,907$31,959
Graduate Degree$45,714$52,500$37,222

$30,035

Average Earnings

$32,442

Average Male

$26,256

Average Female

Butler Earnings by Educational Attainment

Butler Language by Age

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Butler Language

96.63% of Butler residents speak only English, while 3.37% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.84% of the population.

Butler Language

Butler Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,1852,69024.05%
Multiple55635163.13%
Black40022355.75%
Hispanic42421550.71%
Other524076.92%
Native77100.00%

27.82%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.62%

Male Poverty Rate

31.53%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butler

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butler is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butler is White, with 24.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.52%.

Butler Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade45.38%
High School25.89%
Some College20.73%
Bachelors or Greater10.49%

Butler Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed35.58%
Male Unemployed25.09%
Female Employed16.51%
Male Employed11.14%

Butler Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Butler Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$31,361$45,511
Families$49,697$56,612
Married Families$65,042-
Non Families$21,458$31,099
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Income by Household Type

Butler Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

33.8%

Male Marriage Rate

29.7%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Butler Marital Status by Race

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Butler Marital Status

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1,234

Number of Veterans

1,215

Male Veterans

19

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam427
First Gulf War185
Second Gulf War175
Korea32
World War II28

Butler Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
55 to 64367
35 to 54309
65 to 74297
75+167
18 to 3494

Butler Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,16112.12%
Black4515.10%
2+ Races217.34%
Native American746.67%

Butler Veterans by Race

Butler Veterans by Education

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17.76%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butler Veterans by Education

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57.4%

Labor Force Participation

52.7%

Employment Rate

8.1%

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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83.42%

Born in Butler

98.36%

Native Born

1.64%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

1.27%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.36% of Butler residents were born in the United States, with 83.42% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Butler Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202112,699-93-0.73%
202012,792-93-0.72%
201912,885-93-0.72%
201812,978-115-0.88%
201713,093-79-0.60%
201613,172-123-0.93%
201513,295-87-0.65%
201413,382-174-1.28%
201313,556-84-0.62%
201213,640-67-0.49%
201113,707-47-0.34%
201013,754-1,367-0.94%
200015,121-593-0.38%
199015,714-1,312-0.80%
198017,026-1,665-0.93%
197018,691-2,284-1.15%
196020,975-2,507-1.12%
195023,482-995-0.41%
194024,4779090.38%
193023,568-210-0.09%
192023,7783,0501.38%
191020,7289,8756.68%
190010,8532,1192.20%
18908,7345,57110.69%
18803,1630.00%

Butler Population by Year