Butler County, Kentucky Population 2020

Butler County, Kentucky's estimated population is 12,720 with a growth rate of -0.20% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Butler County, Kentucky is the 85th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202012,720-26-0.20%
201912,746-26-0.20%
201812,772-26-0.20%
201712,7981150.91%
201612,683-51-0.40%
201512,734-2-0.02%
201412,736320.25%
201312,704-36-0.28%
201212,740230.18%
201112,717-17-0.13%
201012,7341,48913.24%
199011,2451811.64%
198011,0641,34113.79%
19709,7231371.43%
19609,586-1,723-15.24%
195011,309-3,062-21.31%
194014,3711,75113.87%
193012,620-2,577-16.96%
192015,197-608-3.85%
191015,805-91-0.57%
190015,8961,94013.90%
189013,9561,77514.57%
188012,1812,77729.53%
18709,4041,47718.63%
18607,9272,17237.74%
18505,7551,85747.64%
18403,89884027.47%
18303,058-25-0.81%
18203,08390241.36%
18102,1810.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.20%
County Website
Founded
1810
County Seat
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Butler County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,35196.91%
Two or More Races1581.24%
Some Other Race1341.05%
Black or African American460.36%
Asian260.20%
American Indian and Alaska Native260.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander40.03%
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Butler County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Butler County, Kentucky Median Age

41


Total

38.9


Male

42.4


Female

Butler County, Kentucky Adults

There are 9,902 adults, (2,260 of whom are seniors) in Butler County, Kentucky.

Butler County, Kentucky Age Dependency

66.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Butler County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

6,333

49.69%

Male

6,412

50.31%

Butler County, Kentucky Households and Families

Butler County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Butler County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.7%12.3%
All73.2%26.8%
Non Family60.7%39.3%
Female50.2%49.8%
Male48.7%51.3%

73.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,9962.5173.2
Married2,6593.0487.7
Non Family1,4591.1560.7
Female6853.1750.2
Male1933.1148.7

2.95

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Butler County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade98910.99%
9th to 12th Grade98110.91%
High School Graduate3,84442.73%
Some College1,30714.53%
Associates Degree7428.25%
Bachelors Degree6026.69%
Graduate Degree5305.89%
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Butler County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White8,6326,8091,098
Hispanic223768
Multiple Races7575
Other Race6218
Native American2626
Asian262626
Black2121
Islander44

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,935$36,880$26,045
Less Than High School$25,721$26,734$15,268
High School Grad$28,545$34,813$25,426
Some College$29,771$40,952$24,495
Bachelors Degree$41,406$46,458$31,250
Graduate Degree$53,246$78,636$48,942

$29,935

Average Earnings

$36,880

Average Male

$26,045

Average Female

Butler County, Kentucky Language

Butler County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Butler County, Kentucky Language

95.01% of Butler County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 4.99% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.66% of the population.

Butler County, Kentucky Poverty

Butler County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,8032,10317.82%
Hispanic40629773.15%
Other1329068.18%
Multiple15874.43%
Asian26415.38%

19.40%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.90%

Male Poverty Rate

21.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butler County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butler County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 73.15% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butler County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 4.43% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.41%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.88%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.16%
High School14.21%
Some College8.58%
Bachelors or Greater0.97%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed57.25%
Male Unemployed22.56%
Female Employed7.47%
Male Employed4.13%

Butler County, Kentucky Income

Butler County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,061$55,810
Families$54,204$63,374
Married Families$64,102-
Non Families$22,047$35,271
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Butler County, Kentucky Marital Status

Butler County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Butler County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Butler County, Kentucky 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.

Butler County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Butler County, Kentucky Veterans

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869

Number of Veterans

797

Male Veterans

72

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam404
First Gulf War92
Second Gulf War72
World War II58
Korea47
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74297
55 to 64209
75+184
35 to 54129
18 to 3450
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Name Veterans % of Total
White8669.00%
Hispanic62.43%
Black39.38%

Butler County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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9.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.10%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butler County, Kentucky Employment Status

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52.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.7%

Employment Rate

6%

Unemployment Rate

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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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78.20%

Born in Kentucky

98.31%

Native Born

1.69%

Foreign Born

1.48%

Non Citizen

0.22%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.31% of Butler County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 78.20% having been born in Kentucky. 1.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

  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