Butler County IA Information


Butler County Subdivisions

Butler County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 15,796
Population in Households 15,566
Population in Familes 13,043
Population in Group Qrtrs 230
Population Density1 27
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 6,577
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 4,613
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,262 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,298 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,279 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 685 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $116,152
Average Home Value $155,007


Median Household Income $51,242
Average Household Income $64,470
Per Capita Income $26,998
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.97% 0.86%
Households 1.16% 0.98%
Families 1.04% 0.92%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.21%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Butler County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butler County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 51 49th
Population Density1 # 51 49th
Diversity Index2 # 96 4th
Median Household Income # 37 64th
Per Capita Income # 45 56th

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