Butte, Alaska Population 2024

3,752

Butte is a city located in Matanuska-Susitna County Alaska. Butte has a 2024 population of 3,752. Butte is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -3.5% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,888 in 2020.

The average household income in Butte is $118,195 with a poverty rate of 5.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Butte is 42.3 years, 41.8 years for males, and 42.9 years for females.

Butte Demographics

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

  • White: 83.24%
  • Two or more races: 9.2%
  • Native American: 4.29%
  • Asian: 1.52%
  • Black or African American: 0.93%
  • Other race: 0.67%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.16%
State
Alaska
Land Area (mi²)
33.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
111.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.5% (-136)
The current population of Butte, Alaska is 3,752 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,888.

Butte, Alaska Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White3,12383.24%
Two or more races3459.2%
Native American1614.29%
Asian571.52%
Black or African American350.93%
Other race250.67%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander60.16%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Butte Population by Race

Butte Population Pyramid 2024

Butte Median Age

42.3

Total

41.8

Male

42.9

Female

Butte Adults

There are 2,896 adults, (581 of whom are seniors) in Butte.

Butte Age Dependency

62.1

Age Dependency Ratio

25.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Butte Sex Ratio

Female1,79847.92%
Male1,95452.08%

Butte Population by Age

Butte Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3292.8279.720.3
Married8873.238515
Non Family2731.2673.326.7
Female962.7861.538.5
Male733.686337
showing: 5 rows

3.09

Average Family Size

2.82

Average Household Size

79.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Butte Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Butte Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Butte Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 38.89%.

Butte Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$59,956

Average Earnings

$71,979

Average Male

$50,552

Average Female

Butte Earnings by Educational Attainment

Butte Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Butte Language

95.23% of Butte residents speak only English, while 4.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.88% of the population.

Butte Language

Butte Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White3,0621625.29%
Multiple3433911.37%
Hispanic132107.58%
Native16163.73%
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5.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.27%

Male Poverty Rate

7.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butte

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butte is Multiple, with 11.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butte is Native, with 3.73% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.44%.

Butte Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School8.28%
Less Than 9th Grade6.14%
Some College2.27%
Bachelors or Greater1.61%
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Butte Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed6.56%
Male Employed2.97%
Female Employed2.65%
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Butte Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Butte Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Butte Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.4%

Male Marriage Rate

62.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Butte Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Butte Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Butte Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Butte Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

415

Number of Veterans

365

Male Veterans

50

Female Veterans

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Butte Veterans by War

count

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Butte Veterans by Age

count

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Butte Veterans by Race

Butte Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

3.37%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butte Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Butte Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Butte Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Butte 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

38.19%

Born in Butte

98.43%

Native Born

1.57%

Foreign Born

0.27%

Non Citizen

1.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.43% of Butte residents were born in the United States, with 38.19% having been born in Alaska. 0.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Butte Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,752
20233,752
20223,752-105-2.72%
20213,857-31-0.8%
20203,888-127-3.16%
20194,015862.19%
20183,929581.5%
20173,871-34-0.87%
20163,905511.32%
20153,8543108.75%
20143,544250.71%
20133,519611.76%
20123,4582106.47%
20113,24820.06%
20103,246
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Butte Population by Year