For population 25 years and over in Butler:
For population 15 years and over in Butler city:
101 residents are foreign born (2.1% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.3% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $626 (0.8%)
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lee's Summit, MO (46.0 miles , pop. 70,700).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Kansas City, MO (57.8 miles , pop. 441,545).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (402.0 miles , pop. 1,188,580).
Nearest cities: Passaic, MO (2.1 miles) , Adrian, MO (3.1 miles ), Foster, MO (3.4 miles) , Rich Hill, MO (3.4 miles ), Amoret, MO (3.7 miles ), Amsterdam, MO (3.9 miles ), Archie, MO (3.9 miles ), Merwin, MO (4.1 miles) .
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 38.26 N, Longitude: 94.33 W
Area code: 660
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Butler detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 14 (9 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +30 (+0.7%).
Work and jobs in Butler: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Butler, Missouri
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Butler-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Missouri state average. It is 143% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/20/1957, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 50.0 miles away from the Butler city center killed 44 people and injured 207 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
On 5/4/1977, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 15 people.
Earthquake activity:Butler-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Missouri state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/18/2005 at 19:59:42, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/31/2005 at 07:07:07, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from Butler center
On 3/30/2001 at 17:13:55, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/13/1999 at 14:18:22, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1992 at 11:36:21, a magnitude 3.1 (2.3 LG, 3.1 MD, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 92.3 miles away from Butler center
On 3/23/2007 at 08:15:49, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Bates County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 5
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Robert Heinlein, Wesley Bolin - Politician, Stan Wall - Baseball player, Warren Dee Welliver - Judge.
Hospital/medical center in Butler:
Airports and heliports located in Butler:
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Local government website: WWW.CI.BUTLER.MO.US
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Butler:
Public high schools in Butler:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2006 was 0.245. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.417. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.39. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Butler and their reported violations in the past:BUTLER (Population served: 4100, Surface_water):
Past health violations:BATES CO PWSD #3 (Population served: 423, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Butler that have no violations reported:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 23.1%
(22.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 23.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
197 people in nursing homes in 2000
People in group quarters in Butler in 2010:
14 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
Butler compared to Missouri state average:
Banks with branches in Butler (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Butler, Missouri:
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Religion statistics for Butler (based on Bates County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.91%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
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Butler government finances in 2002(per resident):
7.27% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,268 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:
6.68% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,235 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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See more detailed statistics of Butler fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $375,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,924
Total average daily truck traffic: 491
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 6,646
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Butler)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 95 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Butler, MO)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Butler)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Butler)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2014.