For population 25 years and over in Butler:
For population 15 years and over in Butler village:
13 residents are foreign born (9.6% Europe, 1.5% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $756 (1.2%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, IL (40.9 miles , pop. 111,454).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (54.9 miles , pop. 348,189).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (207.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Hillsboro, IL (1.9 miles ), Schram City, IL (2.2 miles ), Taylor Springs, IL (2.3 miles ), Litchfield, IL (2.6 miles ), Irving, IL (2.6 miles ), Raymond, IL (2.9 miles ), Walshville, IL (3.2 miles) , Witt, IL (3.3 miles ).
Latitude: 39.20 N, Longitude: 89.54 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 217
Unemployment in July 2013:
Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+24.7%).
Average climate in Butler, Illinois
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Butler-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 173% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/1/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Butler village center killed one person and injured 4 people.
On 4/3/1981, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.4 miles away from the village center injured 32 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Butler-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from Butler center
On 3/2/1990 at 07:01:47, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 28.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/1991 at 09:20:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1990 at 08:20:04, a magnitude 3.5 (3.2 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.2 miles away from Butler center
On 1/29/1993 at 13:56:23, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, 3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 28.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Tornado: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Butler:
Amtrak station near Butler:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Butler:
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0102. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.09. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 14.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Butler and their reported violations in the past:BUTLER (Population served: 235, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 16.6%
(14.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Butler compared to Illinois state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Butler (based on Montgomery County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.62%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 6
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Butler government finances in 2002(per resident):
4.96% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,369 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,713 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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TV broadcast stations around Butler:
Butler fatal accident list:
Aug 23, 1995 10:55 AM, 127, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:6
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents: