Butler County, Missouri Population 2021

Butler County, Missouri's estimated population is 42,260 with a growth rate of -0.26% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Butler County, Missouri is the 27th largest county inMissouri. The 2010 Population was 42,786 and has seen a growth of -1.23% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202142,260-109-0.26%
202042,369-109-0.26%
201942,478-109-0.26%
201842,587-31-0.07%
201742,618-151-0.35%
201642,769-60-0.14%
201542,829-20-0.05%
201442,849-112-0.26%
201342,961-25-0.06%
201242,986-4-0.01%
201142,9902040.48%
201042,7864,02110.37%
199038,7651,0722.84%
198037,6934,16412.42%
197033,529-1,127-3.25%
196034,656-3,051-8.09%
195037,7073,43110.01%
194034,27610,57944.64%
193023,697-409-1.70%
192024,1063,48216.88%
191020,6243,85522.99%
190016,7696,60564.98%
189010,1644,15369.09%
18806,0111,71339.86%
18704,2981,40748.67%
18602,8911,27578.90%
18501,6160.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.26% (-109)
County Website
Founded
February 27, 1849
County Seat
2010 Population
42,786
Growth Since 2010
-1.23% (-526)
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Butler County, Missouri Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,56090.40%
Black or African American2,3675.55%
Two or More Races1,0532.47%
Asian3250.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native2390.56%
Some Other Race840.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.07%
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Butler County, Missouri Population by Race

Butler County, Missouri Population Pyramid $2021

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Butler County, Missouri Median Age

41.3


Total

39.1


Male

42.8


Female

Butler County, Missouri Adults

There are 32,617 adults, (7,902 of whom are seniors) in Butler County, Missouri.

Butler County, Missouri Age Dependency

72.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Butler County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female

21,791

51.09%

Male

20,865

48.91%

Butler County, Missouri Population by Age

Butler County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Butler County, Missouri Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female47%53%
Non Family48.2%51.8%
Male61.9%38.1%
All63.7%36.3%
Married79.7%20.3%

63.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Butler County, Missouri Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All16,3902.5463.7
Married7,7713.0379.7
Non Family5,3931.2548.2
Female2,3463.5747
Male8803.3661.9

3.07

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

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Butler County, Missouri Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,5315.23%
9th to 12th Grade3,44211.76%
High School Graduate10,93337.34%
Some College6,90223.57%
Associates Degree2,5658.76%
Bachelors Degree2,4618.41%
Graduate Degree1,4434.93%
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Butler County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Butler County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White26,68822,2383,615
Black1,4491,15685
Hispanic39830171
2+ Races32526530
Native American23920321
Asian14310667
Other Race292919
Islander282818

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 other race people with a rate of 65.52%.

Butler County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,769$31,513$23,789
Less Than 9th Grade$20,772$21,663$14,212
High School Graduate$23,177$24,933$20,786
Some College$26,612$34,101$22,336
Bachelors Degree$44,990$54,732$40,873
Graduate Degree$62,829$100,446$38,342

$26,769

Average Earnings

$31,513

Average Male

$23,789

Average Female

Butler County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Butler County, Missouri Language by Age

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Butler County, Missouri Language

97.58% of Butler County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 2.42% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.27% of the population.

Butler County, Missouri Language

Butler County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White37,0858,18822.08%
Black2,20488139.97%
Multiple1,03440839.46%
Hispanic82629435.59%
Native23910543.93%
Asian3247222.22%
Other845565.48%

23.73%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.27%

Male Poverty Rate

26.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butler County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butler County, Missouri is Other, with 65.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butler County, Missouri is White, with 22.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.38%.

Butler County, Missouri Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.30%
High School18.77%
Some College16.86%
Bachelors or Greater3.35%

Butler County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed66.81%
Male Unemployed45.36%
Female Employed11.89%
Male Employed10.78%

Butler County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Butler County, Missouri Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,915$53,954
Families$47,402$64,857
Married Families$59,816$75,646
Non Families$19,361$28,379
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Income by Household Type

Butler County, Missouri Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Butler County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

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Butler County, Missouri 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 35-44.

Butler County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

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Butler County, Missouri Marital Status

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3,247

Number of Veterans

2,886

Male Veterans

361

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,326
First Gulf War499
Second Gulf War400
Korea247
World War II97

Butler County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74908
35 to 54745
55 to 64711
75+692
18 to 34191

Butler County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3,05710.21%
Black915.36%
Hispanic5710.90%
2+ Races4110.07%
Asian3915.54%
Native American197.95%

Butler County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Butler County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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14.55%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.73%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butler County, Missouri Veterans by Education

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55.7%

Labor Force Participation

51.3%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Butler County, Missouri Employment by Age

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Butler County, Missouri Employment by Race

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Butler County, Missouri 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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73.63%

Born in Butler County, Missouri

98.67%

Native Born

1.33%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

0.62%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.67% of Butler County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 73.63% having been born in Missouri. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Butler County, Missouri 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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