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Butler, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Butler had a population of 2,741 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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: Jarvis, Norristown.

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


Total Population 2,741
Daytime Population: Workers 1,252
Daytime Population: Residents 1,536
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,788
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 2,639
Population in Familes 2,164
Population in Group Qrtrs 102
Population Density2 1,361
Diversity Index3 19


Median Household Income $38,483
Average Household Income $47,859
Per Capita Income $17,574


Total Housing Units 1,127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 632 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 343 (30.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 152 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $76,558
Average Home Value $89,692


Total Households 975
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 681
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 0.29% 0.3%
Households 0.34% 0.33%
Families 0.27% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

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, 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 # 182 73rd
Population Density # 327 52nd
Diversity Index # 172 75th
Median Household Income # 586 14th
Per Capita Income # 653 4th

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