Butner, North Carolina Population 2020

8,000

Butner is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 8,000, it is the 107th largest city in North Carolina and the 3626th largest city in the United States. Butner is currently growing at a rate of 1.14% annually and its population has increased by 5.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,591 in 2010. Spanning over 14 miles, Butner has a population density of 570 people per square mile.

The average household income in Butner is $59,731 with a poverty rate of 18.34%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $913 per month, and the median house value is $132,900. The median age in Butner is 39.8 years, 37.1 years for males, and 41.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 89.0 males.

Butner Demographics

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

  • White: 54.85%
  • Black or African American: 29.39%
  • Other race: 9.74%
  • Two or more races: 3.92%
  • Asian: 1.83%
  • Native American: 0.26%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Butner, North Carolina is 8,000, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,820.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 7,591.

Butner, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White4,22354.85%
Black or African American2,26329.39%
Some Other Race7509.74%
Two or More Races3023.92%
Asian1411.83%
American Indian and Alaska Native200.26%

Butner Population Pyramid 2020

Butner Median Age

39.8


Total

37.1


Male

41.6


Female

Butner Adults

There are 5,814 adults, (1,209 of whom are seniors) in Butner.

Butner Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

26.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Butner Sex Ratio

Female

4,073

52.90%

Male

3,626

47.10%

Butner Households and Families

Butner Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Butner Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.7%29.3%
All60.7%39.3%
Male60.6%39.4%
Female54.1%45.9%
Non Family50.2%49.8%

60.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6262.760.7
Married1,1113.1270.7
Non Family7011.3150.2
Female5603.3254.1
Male2543.3560.6

3.15

Average Family Size

2.7

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.4%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Butner Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade78115.20%
9th to 12th Grade4468.68%
High School Graduate1,46328.48%
Some College1,21223.59%
Associates Degree4107.98%
Bachelors Degree53010.32%
Graduate Degree2955.74%

Butner Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,9822,352455
Black1,5101,188294
Hispanic48826036
Other Race296110
Multiple Races885516
Asian818141
Native American206

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 50.62%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,928$42,792$31,581
Less Than High School$16,463$26,466$11,523
High School Grad$31,422$29,167$34,886
Some College$40,625$48,097$31,674
Bachelors Degree$56,953$61,083$56,055
Graduate Degree$70,859$120,293$

$36,928

Average Earnings

$42,792

Average Male

$31,581

Average Female

Butner Language

Butner Language by Age

Butner Language

83.43% of Butner residents speak only English, while 16.57% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.40% of the population.

Butner Poverty

Butner Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,79755914.72%
Black2,17637717.33%
Hispanic1,19437331.24%
Other74312917.36%
Multiple3026722.19%
Asian1412316.31%

18.34%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.79%

Male Poverty Rate

17.96%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butner

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butner is Hispanic, with 31.24% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butner is White, with 14.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.75%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.61%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.62%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.85%
High School12.17%
Some College11.10%
Bachelors or Greater2.67%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed61.32%
Male Unemployed35.81%
Female Employed9.92%
Male Employed7.86%

Butner Income

Butner Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$47,647$59,731
Families$53,299$64,790
Married Families$67,106-
Non Families$33,807$41,512

Butner Marital Status

Butner Marital Status

Marriage Rates

39.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.1%

Male Marriage Rate

35.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Butner Married by Age and Sex

Butner Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Butner Marital Status by Race

Butner Veterans

277

Number of Veterans

238

Male Veterans

39

Female Veterans

War Veterans
First Gulf War104
Vietnam76
Second Gulf War72
Korea2
World War II
Age Group Veterans
35 to 54121
65 to 7472
55 to 6458
18 to 3424
75+2
Name Veterans % of Total
White2226.68%
Black281.60%
Asian2725.47%
Hispanic263.76%

$Butner Veterans by Education

8.36%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butner Employment Status

56.9%

Labor Force Participation

52.4%

Employment Rate

7.5%

Unemployment Rate

Butner 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

62.88%

Born in North Carolina

90.92%

Native Born

9.08%

Foreign Born

5.18%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.92% of Butner residents were born in the United States, with 62.88% having been born in North Carolina. 5.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,000901.14%
20197,910901.15%
20187,820991.28%
20177,721901.18%
20167,631-48-0.63%
20157,679180.23%
20147,661230.30%
20137,638160.21%
20127,622220.29%
20117,600-11-0.14%
20107,6110.00%