Butler, IN Profile: Facts & Data


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Butler, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Butler had a population of 2,741 as of July 1, 2018. Butler ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Butler is located at latitude 41.4274 and longitude -84.8722 in DeKalb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Butler (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. DeKalb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 866 feet.

The City of Butler (GNIS ID: 2393482) 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.

The City of Butler is located within Township of Wilmington, a minor civil division (MCD) of DeKalb County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Butler: Jarvis, Norristown.

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Butler, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,741
Population in Households 2,638
Population in Familes 2,151
Population in Group Qrtrs 103
Population Density2 1,361
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $40,031
Average Household Income $52,841
Per Capita Income $19,312


Total Housing Units 1,118 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 613 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 361 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (12.9%)
Median Home Value $79,054
Average Home Value $89,414


Total Households 974
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 681
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% 0.26%
Households 0.29% 0.33%
Families 0.23% 0.18%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.29%

Butler, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butler to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 181 74th
Population Density # 325 52nd
Diversity Index # 172 75th
Median Household Income # 586 14th
Per Capita Income # 634 7th

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