Butner, North Carolina Population 2024

8,155

Butner is a city located in Granville County and Wake County North Carolina. Butner has a 2024 population of 8,155. Butner is currently growing at a rate of 0.58% annually and its population has increased by 2.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,965 in 2020.

The average household income in Butner is $80,238 with a poverty rate of 15.44%. The median age in Butner is 41.2 years: 41 years for males, and 41.3 years for females.

Butner Demographics

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

  • White: 47.79%
  • Black or African American: 34.43%
  • Other race: 12.44%
  • Two or more races: 4.32%
  • Asian: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.35%
  • Native American: 0.29%
Land Area (mi²)
13.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
591.30/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
2.39% (190)
The current population of Butner, North Carolina is 8,155 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,965.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,00247.79%
Black or African American2,88334.43%
Other race1,04212.44%
Two or more races3624.32%
Asian320.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander290.35%
Native American240.29%

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Butner Population by Race

Butner Population Pyramid 2024

Butner Median Age

41.2

Total

41

Male

41.3

Female

Butner Adults

There are 6,648 adults, (1,256 of whom are seniors) in Butner.

Butner Age Dependency

55.3

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32

Child Dependency Ratio

Butner Sex Ratio

Female3,76044.9%
Male4,61455.1%

Butner Population by Age

Butner Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,3432.969.130.9
Married1,2553.4777.122.9
Non Family5881.258.341.7
Female4223.345545
Male784.0697.42.6

3.39

Average Family Size

2.9

Average Household Size

69.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Butner Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade76612.47%
Associates Degree4437.21%
Bachelors Degree82613.45%
Graduate Degree3746.09%
High School Graduate1,71527.92%
Less Than 9th Grade86814.13%
Some College1,15018.72%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Butner Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Butner Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White2,8882,253518
Black2,3251,845594
Hispanic80925545
Other Race46115327
2+ Races1209620
Islander29290
Asian261717
Native American886

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 75%.

Butner Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$54,375$49,432$55,192
Graduate Degree$111,750$111,719$111,786
High School Graduate$42,800$42,881$39,844
Less Than 9th Grade$19,434$31,118$0
Overall$44,278$42,940$45,625
Some College$44,803$45,068$44,692

$44,278

Average Earnings

$42,940

Average Male

$45,625

Average Female

Butner Earnings by Educational Attainment

Butner Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Butner Language

81.85% of Butner residents speak only English, while 18.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 16.79% of the population.

Butner Language

Butner Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,25855016.88%
Hispanic1,27126921.16%
Black2,3682339.84%
Other1,00918518.33%
Multiple3404011.76%
Native241875%
Asian321546.88%

15.44%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.28%

Male Poverty Rate

17.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butner

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butner is Native, with 75% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butner is Black, with 9.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.7%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.11%.

Butner Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.67%
High School12.76%
Some College9.17%
Bachelors or Greater2.83%

Butner Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed48.96%
Male Unemployed22%
Male Employed4.75%
Female Employed2.92%

Butner Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Butner Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$82,039$89,716
Households$68,604$80,238
Married Families$89,229$-999,999,999
Non Families$42,407$49,172

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Butner Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Butner Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Butner 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.

Butner Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Butner Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

537

Number of Veterans

474

Male Veterans

63

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam199
Second Gulf War115
First Gulf War105
Korea22
World War II0

Butner Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74175
35 to 54149
55 to 64140
75+53
18 to 3420

Butner Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White40812.4%
Black963.84%
Hispanic565.61%
Islander29100%
2+ Races43.23%

Butner Veterans by Race

Butner Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.98%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butner Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

48%

Labor Force Participation

44.9%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Butner Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Butner Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Butner Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

60.28%

Born in Butner

89.34%

Native Born

10.66%

Foreign Born

7.54%

Non Citizen

3.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

89.34% of Butner residents were born in the United States, with 60.28% having been born in North Carolina. 7.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Butner Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,393470.56%
20288,346480.58%
20278,298470.57%
20268,251480.59%
20258,203480.59%
20248,155470.58%
20238,108500.62%
20228,058961.21%
20217,962-3-0.04%
20207,9651181.5%
20197,847270.35%
20187,820921.19%
20177,728971.27%
20167,631-37-0.48%
20157,668140.18%
20147,654210.28%
20137,633130.17%
20127,620230.3%
20117,597-14-0.18%
20107,61100%

Butner Population by Year