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Butler, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Butler had a population of 638 as of July 1, 2017. Butler ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Butler is located at latitude 38.7875 and longitude -84.3712 in Pendleton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Butler (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Pendleton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The City of Butler (GNIS ID: 2403959) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Butler is located within Butler Division of Pendleton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Butler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Butler: Fourth Luck.

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


Total Population 638
Daytime Population: Workers 255
Daytime Population: Residents 381
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 636
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 606
Population in Familes 495
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 3,360
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $45,981
Average Household Income $59,112
Per Capita Income $23,571


Total Housing Units 297 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 151 (50.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (28.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 62 (20.9%)
Median Home Value $111,667
Average Home Value $151,490


Total Households 235
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 164
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 0.58% 0.0%
Households 0.73% 0.08%
Families 2.21% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.31%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Butler, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butler to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky 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 # 317 41st
Population Density # 63 89th
Diversity Index # 378 30th
Median Household Income # 211 61st
Per Capita Income # 216 60th

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