Butler County IA Information


Butler County Subdivisions

Butler County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 15,532
Daytime Population: Workers 4,490
Daytime Population: Residents 8,092
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,582
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 15,331
Population in Familes 12,821
Population in Group Qrtrs 201
Population Density2 27
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $53,801
Average Household Income $66,207
Per Capita Income $27,656


Total Housing Units 7,131 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,209 (73.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,247 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 675 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $117,959
Average Home Value $157,189


Total Households 6,456
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 4,514
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.61% 0.52%
Households 0.74% 0.59%
Families 0.6% 0.5%
Median Household Income   2.53%
Per Capita Income   2.82%


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, 2017 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 Density # 52 48th
Diversity Index # 92 7th
Median Household Income # 32 69th
Per Capita Income # 41 60th

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