Butler County, Iowa Population 2021

Butler County, Iowa's estimated population is 14,267 with a growth rate of -0.60% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Butler County, Iowa is the 55th largest county in Iowa. The 2010 Population was 14,916 and has seen a growth of -4.35% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202114,267-86-0.60%
202014,353-86-0.60%
201914,439-86-0.59%
201814,525-67-0.46%
201714,592-110-0.75%
201614,702-179-1.20%
201514,881-78-0.52%
201414,959-16-0.11%
201314,97540.03%
201214,97150.03%
201114,966500.34%
201014,916-815-5.18%
199015,731-1,937-10.96%
198017,6687154.22%
197016,953-514-2.94%
196017,467730.42%
195017,394-592-3.29%
194017,9863692.09%
193017,617-228-1.28%
192017,8457264.24%
191017,119-836-4.66%
190017,9552,49216.12%
189015,4631,1708.19%
188014,2934,34243.63%
18709,9516,227167.21%
18603,7240.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.60%
County Website
State
Founded
1851
County Seat
2010 Population
14,916
Growth (since 2010)
-4.35%
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Butler County, Iowa Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,26297.50%
Black or African American1531.05%
Two or More Races1320.90%
Asian310.21%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.17%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander150.10%
Some Other Race100.07%
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Butler County, Iowa Population by Race

Butler County, Iowa Population Pyramid 2021

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Butler County, Iowa Median Age

43.9


Total

42.5


Male

46


Female

Butler County, Iowa Adults

There are 11,220 adults, (3,268 of whom are seniors) in Butler County, Iowa.

Butler County, Iowa Age Dependency

84

Age Dependency Ratio

41.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Butler County, Iowa Sex Ratio

Female

7,337

50.16%

Male

7,291

49.84%

Butler County, Iowa Population by Age

Butler County, Iowa Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Butler County, Iowa Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married89.1%10.9%
Male80.1%19.9%
All77.9%22.1%
Non Family63.2%36.8%
Female48.5%51.5%

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Butler County, Iowa Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,2542.377.9
Married3,5952.8589.1
Non Family2,0041.1463.2
Female3882.7148.5
Male2672.9380.1

2.79

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Butler County, Iowa Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2142.08%
9th to 12th Grade5565.41%
High School Graduate3,90337.96%
Some College2,36623.01%
Associates Degree1,46714.27%
Bachelors Degree1,36613.29%
Graduate Degree4093.98%
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Butler County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Butler County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White10,0549,3241,750
Hispanic1009614
Multiple Races585414
Asian3118
Native American25144
Black20127
Islander1515
Other Race44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 35.00%.

Butler County, Iowa Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$38,648$47,173$27,176
Less Than High School$24,000$31,094$18,750
High School Grad$34,787$43,887$21,625
Some College$36,264$50,052$25,833
Bachelors Degree$49,761$53,229$43,804
Graduate Degree$54,375$62,955$51,250

$38,648

Average Earnings

$47,173

Average Male

$27,176

Average Female

Butler County, Iowa Earnings by Educational Attainment

Butler County, Iowa Language by Age

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Butler County, Iowa Language

98.32% of Butler County, Iowa residents speak only English, while 1.68% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.80% of the population.

Butler County, Iowa Language

Butler County, Iowa Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,8531,38610.01%
Multiple1315239.69%
Black1411812.77%
Native251352.00%
Hispanic202104.95%

10.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.15%

Male Poverty Rate

10.47%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butler County, Iowa

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butler County, Iowa is Native, with 52.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butler County, Iowa is Hispanic, with 4.95% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.01%.

Butler County, Iowa Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.09%
Some College9.42%
High School7.55%
Bachelors or Greater2.16%

Butler County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed44.29%
Female Unemployed32.88%
Female Employed7.58%
Male Employed4.28%

Butler County, Iowa Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Butler County, Iowa Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$57,115$70,812
Families$70,658$80,146
Married Families$76,661-
Non Families$32,000$48,114
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Income by Household Type

Butler County, Iowa Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

62.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.6%

Male Marriage Rate

61.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Butler County, Iowa Married by Age and Sex

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Butler County, Iowa Marriage

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

Butler County, Iowa Marital Status by Race

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Butler County, Iowa Marital Status

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996

Number of Veterans

950

Male Veterans

46

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam410
Korea147
First Gulf War132
Second Gulf War101
World War II80

Butler County, Iowa Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+366
65 to 74325
35 to 54165
55 to 64102
18 to 3438

Butler County, Iowa Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9838.90%
Hispanic1512.30%
2 or More913.64%
Other4100.00%

Butler County, Iowa Veterans by Race

Butler County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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7.68%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butler County, Iowa Veterans by Education

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64.3%

Labor Force Participation

62.4%

Employment Rate

2.9%

Unemployment Rate

Butler County, Iowa Employment by Age

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Butler County, Iowa Employment by Race

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Butler County, Iowa 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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86.83%

Born in Iowa

99.08%

Native Born

0.92%

Foreign Born

0.17%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.08% of Butler County, Iowa residents were born in the United States, with 86.83% having been born in Iowa. 0.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Butler County, Iowa Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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