Butler, Illinois

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Population in 2019: 165 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -16.2%
 
Males: 82  (50.2%)
Females: 83  (49.8%)
Median resident age:

36.4 years
Illinois median age:

38.6 years

Zip code: 62015

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,629 (it was $31,364 in 2000)
Butler:

$44,629
IL:

$69,187

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,635 (it was $11,081 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $70,417 (it was $33,300 in 2000)
Butler:

$70,417
IL:

$209,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $64,300; detached houses: $72,671; mobile homes: $40,759

Median gross rent in 2019: $790.

March 2019 cost of living index in Butler: 84.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 14.5%
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Ancestries: German (30.5%), American (26.3%), Lithuanian (3.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 08/02/1873

Elevation: 630 feet

Land area: 0.57 square miles.

Population density: 290 people per square mile   (very low).

Butler, Illinois map

2 residents are foreign born

This village:

1.0%
Illinois:

12.3%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $806 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,595 (2.0%)

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

Distribution of median household income in Butler, IL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Butler, IL in 2019

Butler satellite photo by USGS

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.5%
Illinois:

6.5%
Population change in the 1990s: +39 (+24.7%).
Most common industries in Butler, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Personal & laundry services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (10.7%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.1%)
  • Educational services (7.1%)
  • Truck transportation (6.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (20.5%)
  • Truck transportation (12.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (12.8%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (10.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.3%)
  • Public administration (7.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (7.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Personal & laundry services (20.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (13.3%)
  • Educational services (11.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Butler, IL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.7%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (7.1%)
  • Bus drivers (7.1%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (6.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (12.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (12.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12.8%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (10.3%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Carpenters (7.7%)
  • Construction laborers (7.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (20.0%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (11.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11.1%)
  • Personal appearance workers (8.9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.9%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (6.7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6.7%)

Average climate in Butler, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 43.6. This is significantly better than average.

City:

43.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 2.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.41
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.393. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.393
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

33.3
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0102. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0102
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Butler-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 84% 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 above Illinois state average. It is 244% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 102.8 miles away from Butler center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 102.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 126.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 140.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 103.8 miles away from Butler center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Butler topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Butler:

  • HILLSBORO AREA HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; HILLSBORO, IL)
  • HILLSBORO REHAB AND HCC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; HILLSBORO, IL)
  • LITCHFIELD DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; LITCHFIELD, IL)
  • ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; LITCHFIELD, IL)
  • LITCHFIELD HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LITCHFIELD, IL)
  • LITCHFIELD CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LITCHFIELD, IL)
  • HERITAGE HEALTH-LITCHFIELD (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LITCHFIELD, IL)

Amtrak station near Butler:

  • 20 miles: CARLINVILLE (128 ALTON ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Butler:

  • Lincoln Land Community College (about 37 miles; Springfield, IL; Full-time enrollment: 5,460)
  • University of Illinois at Springfield (about 37 miles; Springfield, IL; FT enrollment: 3,748)
  • Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (about 38 miles; Edwardsville, IL; FT enrollment: 11,933)
  • Lewis and Clark Community College (about 40 miles; Godfrey, IL; FT enrollment: 4,189)
  • McKendree University (about 44 miles; Lebanon, IL; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Kaskaskia College (about 48 miles; Centralia, IL; FT enrollment: 3,867)
  • Southwestern Illinois College (about 52 miles; Belleville, IL; FT enrollment: 9,085)

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Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Butler that have no violations reported:

  • BUTLER (Population served: 195, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This village:

2.5 people
Illinois:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

76.4%
Whole state:

65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

8.3%
Whole state:

6.3%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Butler:

Marital status in Butler, IL
  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 61.3%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Butler:

  • High school or higher: 89.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.0
Illinois average:

12.0

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Butler, IL (based on Montgomery County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,42441
Mainline Protestant4,11731
Catholic2,0505
Other3541
None16,159-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Montgomery County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Montgomery County:

0.67 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 24
Montgomery County:

8.05 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Montgomery County:

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.2%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

26.9%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

13.7%
Illinois:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 13$905
Financial Administration 0$0 1$153
Totals for Government 0$0 14$1,057

Butler government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $50,000 ($303.03)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($151.52)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($109.09)
    Sewerage: $17,000 ($103.03)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($30.30)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $24,000 ($145.45)

Butler government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $30,000 ($181.82)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,000 ($18.18)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($12.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($6.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $46,000 ($278.79)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $33,000 ($200.00)
    Highways: $5,000 ($30.30)
  • Tax - Property: $8,000 ($48.48)

Butler government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $128,000 ($775.76)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $119,000 ($721.21)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,000 ($54.55)

Butler government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $309,000 ($1872.73)

4.35% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,161 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.35%
Illinois average:

4.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Macoupin County, IL  0.72% ($27,506 average AGI)
from Sangamon County, IL  0.45% ($40,688)
from Madison County, IL  0.43% ($54,109)

Strongest AM radio stations in Butler:

  • WSMI (1540 AM; 1 kW; LITCHFIELD, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSDZ (1260 AM; 20 kW; BELLEVILLE, IL)
  • KRFT (1190 AM; 10 kW; DE SOTO, MO; Owner: ALL SPORTS RADIO, LLC)
  • KTRS (550 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: KTRS-AM LICENSE, L.L.C.)
  • KJSL (630 AM; 5 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: WMUZ RADIO, INC.)
  • WILY (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CENTRALIA, IL; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • WCBW (880 AM; 2 kW; HIGHLAND, IL; Owner: NEW LIFE EVANGELISTIC CENTER, INC.)
  • KFUO (850 AM; 5 kW; CLAYTON, MO; Owner: LUTHERAN CHURCH-MISSOURI SYNOD)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Butler:

  • WSMI-FM (106.1 FM; LITCHFIELD, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXAJ (99.7 FM; HILLSBORO, IL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIBI (91.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WSIE (88.7 FM; EDWARDSVILLE, IL; Owner: BOARD OF TRUSTEES, S. ILLINOIS UNIV.)
  • WTRH (93.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJLY (88.3 FM; RAMSEY, IL; Owner: COUNTRYSIDE BROADCASTING)
  • WAOX (105.3 FM; STAUNTON, IL; Owner: TALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTSG (90.1 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)
  • WOLG (95.9 FM; CARLINVILLE, IL; Owner: COVENANT NETWORK)
  • WTIM-FM (97.3 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WMKR (94.3 FM; PANA, IL; Owner: MILLER COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WQLZ (92.7 FM; TAYLORVILLE, IL; Owner: LONG NINE, INC.)
  • WCVS-FM (96.7 FM; VIRDEN, IL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Butler:

  • WRSP-TV (Channel 55; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: SPRINGFIELD BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WICS (Channel 20; SPRINGFIELD, IL; Owner: WICS LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WSEC (Channel 14; JACKSONVILLE, IL; Owner: WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Butler fatal accident list:

Aug 23, 1995 10:55 AM, 127, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 14.2mTotal length
  • 8,050Total average daily traffic
  • 589Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,797Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Lottie L Thompson, I/S Of Cr 675e And Cr 1600n (#90177) (Lat: 39.233694 Lon: -89.571250), Type: 107.6, Overall height: 106.4 m, Registrant: American Tower Through Telecom Towers, Inc., Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508
  • Lottie L Thompson, I/S Of Cr 675e And Cr 1600n (#90177) (Lat: 39.233694 Lon: -89.571250), Type: 107.6, Overall height: 106.4 m, Registrant: American Tower Through Telecom Towers, Inc., Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508
  • Lottie L Thompson, I/S Of Cr 675e And Cr 1600n (#90177) (Lat: 39.233694 Lon: -89.571250), Type: 107.6, Overall height: 106.4 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508
  • Bridget Carter, I/S Of Cr 675e And Cr 1600n (#90177) (Lat: 39.233694 Lon: -89.571250), Type: 107.6, Structure height: 17135 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Registrant: American Towers, Inc., Schau-mburg, Phone: (847) 240-1508
  • Rr 1 Box 17 (Lat: 39.232500 Lon: -89.520000), Type: 46.0, Overall height: 46 m, Registrant: 67 Trent-on, Phone: (618) 635-5400
  • Rr 1 Box 17 (Lat: 39.232500 Lon: -89.520000), Type: 46.0, Overall height: 46 m, Registrant: Towers Of Kll LLC, 67 Trent-on, Phone: (618) 224-7138

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Butler)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Butler, IL
  • 75.8%Utility gas
  • 9.9%Electricity
  • 8.8%Wood
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Butler, IL
  • 85.7%Utility gas
  • 14.3%Electricity


Butler compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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