Butler County, Missouri Population 2024

42,237

Butler County, Missouri's estimated 2024 population is 42,237 with a growth rate of 0.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Butler County, Missouri is the 27th largest county in Missouri. The 2010 population was 42,785 and has seen a growth of -1.28% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202942,382290.07%
202842,353290.07%
202742,324290.07%
202642,295290.07%
202542,266290.07%
202442,237290.07%
202342,208290.07%
202242,179290.07%
202142,150910.22%
202042,059-515-1.21%
201942,574-67-0.16%
201842,641-10-0.02%
201742,651-153-0.36%
201642,804-53-0.12%
201542,857-13-0.03%
201442,870-109-0.25%
201342,979-22-0.05%
201243,00150.01%
201142,9962110.49%
201042,785
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%
193023,697-409-1.7%
192024,1063,48216.88%
191020,6243,85522.99%
190016,7696,60564.98%
189010,1644,15369.09%
18806,0111,71339.86%
18704,2981,40748.67%
18602,8911,27578.9%
18501,616-40,766-96.19%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.07% (29)
County Website
Butler County
County Seat
2010 Population
42,785
Area
695 mi²
Density
61 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-1.28% (-548)
Founded
February 27, 1849

Butler County, Missouri Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White37,09287.73%
Two or more races2,1745.14%
Black or African American2,1665.12%
Other race5891.39%
Native American1480.35%
Asian820.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander290.07%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Butler County, Missouri Population by Race

Butler County, Missouri Population Pyramid 2024

Butler County, Missouri Median Age

40.7

Total

38.1

Male

43

Female

Butler County, Missouri Adults

There are 32,411 adults, (8,017 of whom are seniors) in Butler County, Missouri.

Butler County, Missouri Age Dependency

73.3

Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Butler County, Missouri Sex Ratio

Female21,62651.15%
Male20,65448.85%

Butler County, Missouri Population by Age

Butler County, Missouri Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All16,2692.5465.434.6
Married7,0553.1683.416.6
Non Family6,2151.2550.449.6
Female1,9313.4546.753.3
Male1,0684.316733
showing: 5 rows

3.18

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

65.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Butler County, Missouri 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

Butler County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Butler County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 96.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 44.83%.

Butler County, Missouri Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,188

Average Earnings

$40,349

Average Male

$26,770

Average Female

Butler County, Missouri Earnings by Educational Attainment

Butler County, Missouri Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Butler County, Missouri Language

98.11% of Butler County, Missouri residents speak only English, while 1.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.31% of the population.

Butler County, Missouri Language

Butler County, Missouri Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White35,8796,89419.21%
Multiple2,15869932.39%
Black2,03968333.5%
Other57030353.16%
Hispanic94226027.6%
Native1483322.3%
Asian732939.73%
Islander2926.9%
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21.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.06%

Male Poverty Rate

24.93%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Butler County, Missouri

The race most likely to be in poverty in Butler County, Missouri is Other, with 53.16% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Butler County, Missouri is Islander, with 6.9% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.05%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.77%.

Butler County, Missouri Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.39%
High School20.32%
Some College12.16%
Bachelors or Greater3.36%
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Butler County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed57.63%
Male Unemployed37.55%
Male Employed10.01%
Female Employed9.57%
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Butler County, Missouri Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Butler County, Missouri Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Butler County, Missouri Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

42.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Butler County, Missouri Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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 55-64.

Butler County, Missouri Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Butler County, Missouri Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,164

Number of Veterans

2,863

Male Veterans

301

Female Veterans

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Butler County, Missouri Veterans by War

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Butler County, Missouri Veterans by Age

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Butler County, Missouri Veterans by Race

Butler County, Missouri Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Butler County, Missouri Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

54.5%

Labor Force Participation

51.6%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Butler County, Missouri Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Butler County, Missouri Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Butler County, Missouri 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

72.55%

Born in Butler County, Missouri

99.08%

Native Born

0.92%

Foreign Born

0.32%

Non Citizen

0.6%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.08% of Butler County, Missouri residents were born in the United States, with 72.55% having been born in Missouri. 0.32% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Butler County, Missouri Place of Birth

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