Butler, Pennsylvania Population 2020

12,851

Butler is a city located in Pennsylvania. With a 2020 population of 12,851, it is the 48th largest city in Pennsylvania and the 2587th largest city in the United States. Butler is currently declining at a rate of -0.55% annually and its population has decreased by -6.59% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,757 in 2010. Butler reached it's highest population of 24,477 in 1940. Spanning over 3 miles, Butler has a population density of 4,727 people per square mile.

The average household income in Butler is $47,463 with a poverty rate of 26.92%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $658 per month, and the median house value is $98,900. The median age in Butler is 38.3 years, 37.8 years for males, and 38.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 97.2 males.

Butler Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Butler was:

  • White: 93.13%
  • Black or African American: 3.28%
  • Two or more races: 2.84%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Other race: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.19%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Butler, Pennsylvania is 12,851, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 12,993.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,757.

Butler, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,27793.13%
Black or African American4323.28%
Two or More Races3742.84%
Asian360.27%
Some Other Race350.27%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander30.02%

Butler Population Pyramid 2020

Butler Median Age

38.3


Total

37.8


Male

38.8


Female

Butler Adults

There are 10,334 adults, (1,859 of whom are seniors) in Butler.

Butler Age Dependency

55.5

Age Dependency Ratio

21.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Butler Sex Ratio

Female

6,683

50.70%

Male

6,499

49.30%

Butler Households and Families

Butler Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Butler Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married74.9%25.1%
Male49.5%50.5%
All41.9%58.1%
Female32.1%67.9%
Non Family25.2%74.8%

41.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,8532.1741.9
Non Family2,7851.2725.2
Married1,6143.0974.9
Female1,0182.7932.1
Male4363.0249.5

2.86

Average Family Size

2.17

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Butler Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1051.13%
9th to 12th Grade7978.59%
High School Graduate3,57538.55%
Some College1,87820.25%
Associates Degree1,02011.00%
Bachelors Degree1,33614.41%
Graduate Degree5636.07%

Butler Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,6877,8441,842
Black29926237
Hispanic167145
Multiple Races6060
Asian36368
Native American252512

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 native american people with a rate of 48.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,696$32,349$23,906
Less Than High School$15,265$26,406$10,500
High School Grad$25,374$28,864$17,819
Some College$28,314$32,953$23,453
Bachelors Degree$32,390$44,010$30,442
Graduate Degree$37,477$37,721$36,944

$28,696

Average Earnings

$32,349

Average Male

$23,906

Average Female

Butler Language

Butler Language by Age

Butler Language

96.88% of Butler residents speak only English, while 3.12% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.44% of the population.

Butler Poverty

Butler Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,6632,83424.30%
Multiple35926072.42%
Hispanic30516554.10%
Black34915544.41%
Other352674.29%
Native18633.33%

26.92%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.56%

Male Poverty Rate

29.13%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butler

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butler is Other, with 74.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butler is White, with 24.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.32%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School43.85%
High School27.60%
Some College19.12%
Bachelors or Greater8.87%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed39.49%
Male Unemployed32.75%
Female Employed17.24%
Male Employed10.48%

Butler Income

Butler Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,034$47,463
Families$51,724$58,401
Married Families$66,522-
Non Families$22,008$33,272

Butler Marital Status

Butler Marital Status

Marriage Rates

31.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.6%

Male Marriage Rate

30.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Butler Married by Age and Sex

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 35-44.

Butler Marital Status by Race

Butler Veterans

1,360

Number of Veterans

1,340

Male Veterans

20

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam491
Second Gulf War251
First Gulf War179
Korea62
World War II46
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,22912.55%
Black8425.45%
2 or More2920.14%
Indian1872.00%

$Butler Veterans by Education

14.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butler Employment Status

58.5%

Labor Force Participation

53.9%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Butler Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

84.15%

Born in Pennsylvania

98.89%

Native Born

1.11%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.89% of Butler residents were born in the United States, with 84.15% having been born in Pennsylvania. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202012,851-71-0.55%
201912,922-71-0.55%
201812,993-108-0.82%
201713,101-71-0.54%
201613,172-121-0.91%
201513,293-87-0.65%
201413,380-174-1.28%
201313,554-84-0.62%
201213,638-67-0.49%
201113,705-49-0.36%
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%