Butte, Nebraska

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Population in 2017: 308 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -15.8%
 
Males: 137  (44.8%)
Females: 171  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

55.5 years
Nebraska median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 68722.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,907 (it was $20,417 in 2000)
Butte:

$52,907
NE:

$59,970

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $23,963 (it was $14,453 in 2000)

Butte village income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $57,003 (it was $21,800 in 2000)
Butte:

$57,003
NE:

$155,800

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $89,711; detached houses: $89,589

Median gross rent in 2017: $440.

March 2019 cost of living index in Butte: 72.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 9.9%
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  • Races in Butte, NE (2010)
    • 31295.7%White alone
    • 82.5%Asian alone
    • 30.9%Hispanic
    • 20.6%American Indian alone
    • 10.3%Two or more races

Races in Butte detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Nebraska and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Butte, Nebraska as of December 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Butte is 162 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (53.3%), Czech (9.5%), English (6.5%), Swedish (6.5%), American (5.9%), French (2.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1811 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 730 people per square mile   (low).

Butte, Nebraska map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $636 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $475 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (115.0 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lincoln, NE (183.4 miles , pop. 225,581).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (575.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Anoka, NE (1.6 miles),
Spencer, NE (2.8 miles ),
Fairfax, SD (2.9 miles),
Bonesteel, SD (3.5 miles ),
Naper, NE (3.6 miles),
Bristow, NE (3.8 miles),
Gross, NE (3.8 miles),
St. Charles, SD (4.2 miles)

Latitude: 42.91 N, Longitude: 98.85 W

Area code: 402

Distribution of median household income in Butte, NE in 2017
Distribution of house value in Butte, NE in 2017
Butte satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Nebraska:

3.2%
Most common industries in Butte, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.8%)
  • Educational services (12.7%)
  • Public administration (12.0%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (15.8%)
  • Public administration (11.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (7.9%)
  • Food (6.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.3%)
  • Educational services (21.2%)
  • Public administration (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Butte, NE (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.6%)
  • Food processing workers (4.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Food processing workers (9.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (7.9%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Top executives (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Construction laborers (6.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (15.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (12.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.6%)
  • Accountants and auditors (9.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.6%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)

Average climate in Butte, Nebraska

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Butte-area historical tornado activity is below Nebraska state average. It is 14% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/29/1962, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.8 miles away from the Butte village center .

On 5/8/1965, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.6 miles away from the village center injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Butte-area historical earthquake activity is near Nebraska state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 600.5 miles away from the city center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 10.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 94.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 343.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 63.9 miles away from Butte center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 235.9 miles away from Butte center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Boyd County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Butte topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Butte:

  • BUTTE HEALTHCARE CENTER, INC. (210 BROADWAY)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Butte:

  • Northeast Community College (about 95 miles; Norfolk, NE; Full-time enrollment: 3,334)
  • University of South Dakota (about 98 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Wayne State College (about 105 miles; Wayne, NE; FT enrollment: 3,121)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 114 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 131 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • Central Community College (about 142 miles; Grand Island, NE; FT enrollment: 4,159)
  • South Dakota State University (about 142 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

Public elementary/middle school in Butte:

  • WEST BOYD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 402 BUTTE ST, Grades: PK-4)

Library in Butte:

  • DAVIES MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $12,142; Location: 612 THAYER STREET; 5,461 books; 111 audio materials; 301 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Butte: Butte Golf Course (A), Boyd County Courthouse (B), Boyd County Sheriffs Office (C), Butte Fire Department (D), Boyd County Ambulance Service (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Butte include: Community Bible Church (A), Full Gospel Church (B), Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Butte: Butte City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Boyd Motel (610 Carl).

Birthplace of: George Wagner - Professional wrestler.

Boyd County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

  • BUTTE, VILLAGE OF (Population served: 366, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This village:

2.1 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:

57.6%
Whole state:

64.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:

2.1%
Whole state:

6.0%


No gay or lesbian households reported

27 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
46 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Butte (2011 data):

  • Butte State Bank: at Thayer And Park Streets, branch established on 1944/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $44.7 mil, Deposits: $39.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Butte State Company

For population 15 years and over in Butte:

Marital status in Butte, NE
  • Never married: 14.7%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 0.3%
  • Widowed: 14.0%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in Butte:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.7%
  • Unemployed: 0.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.6
Nebraska average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Butte
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Butte, NE (based on Boyd County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant73510
Catholic5431
Mainline Protestant4266
None395-
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: 3
Boyd County:

14.22 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

2.60 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

9.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Here:

14.22 / 10,000 pop.
Nebraska:

7.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Boyd County:

9.5%
State:

7.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Boyd County:

28.2%
Nebraska:

28.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Butte:

53.6%
Nebraska:

47.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Butte:

52.6%
Nebraska:

43.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.7
Nebraska:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Butte:

18.1%
Nebraska:

22.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

13.0%
Nebraska:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Butte:

7.0
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Butte:

40.6%
State:

33.0%

General health condition:
Butte:

57.3%
Nebraska:

54.0%

Average condition of hearing:
Butte:

78.1%
Nebraska:

77.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Butte, NE Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 1$1,492$17,9042$503
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$2,774
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 1$1,492$17,90410$3,277

Butte government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $58,000 ($188.31)
    Water Utilities: $54,000 ($175.32)
    Central Staff Services: $50,000 ($162.34)
    Financial Administration: $39,000 ($126.62)
    General - Other: $38,000 ($123.38)
    Sewerage: $29,000 ($94.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000 ($51.95)
    General Public Buildings: $8,000 ($25.97)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($19.48)
    Libraries: $5,000 ($16.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($12.99)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $38,000 ($123.38)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $144,000 ($467.53)

Butte government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $41,000 ($133.12)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($12.99)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,000 ($12.99)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $96,000 ($311.69)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($22.73)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $74,000 ($240.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $43,000 ($139.61)
    General Local Government Support: $28,000 ($90.91)
    Other: $5,000 ($16.23)
  • Tax - Other: $53,000 ($172.08)
    Property: $30,000 ($97.40)
    Motor Vehicle License: $6,000 ($19.48)

Butte government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,011,000 ($3282.47)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $961,000 ($3120.13)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $50,000 ($162.34)

Butte government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $357,000 ($1159.09)

Strongest AM radio stations in Butte:

  • KRVN (880 AM; 50 kW; LEXINGTON, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA RURAL RADIO ASSOCIATION)
  • WNAX (570 AM; 5 kW; YANKTON, SD; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KWYR (1260 AM; 5 kW; WINNER, SD; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO CORP.)
  • KXMR (710 AM; 50 kW; BISMARCK, ND; Owner: RADIO BISMARCK MANDAN, LLC)
  • KMMJ (750 AM; 11 kW; GRAND ISLAND, NE; Owner: JRK BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • KVSH (940 AM; 5 kW; VALENTINE, NE; Owner: HEART CITY RADIO COMPANY)
  • KBRX (1350 AM; 1 kW; O'NEILL, NE; Owner: RANCHLAND BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGFX (1060 AM; 10 kW; PIERRE, SD; Owner: JAMES RIVER BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Butte:

  • KVCX (101.5 FM; GREGORY, SD; Owner: VCY/AMERICA, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Butte:

  • KMNE-TV (Channel 7; BASSETT, NE; Owner: NEBRASKA EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMM.)
  • K25GM (Channel 25; NEWPORT, NE; Owner: KOLN/KGIN LICENSE, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 23ft / 6.6mTotal length
  • 90Total average daily traffic
  • 145Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Fire House (Lat: 42.910278 Lon: -96.841722), Call Sign: KAL231, Licensee ID: L00058346,
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.9000 MHz, Grant Date: 12/01/2011, Expiration Date: 01/28/2022, Registrant: County Of Boyd, Butte, NE 68722, Phone: (402) 775-2331
  • Jct Hwy 11 & 12 W 1/2 Mi (Lat: 42.933333 Lon: -98.848972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: WPLI436,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.175 MHz, Grant Date: 09/09/1997, Expiration Date: 09/09/2002, Cancellation Date: 01/12/2003, Certifier: Leonard Reiser, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Rd 134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Fax: (714) 348-8514
  • From Jct 11 N & 12 2 Blks S W Side Of Rd (Lat: 42.909444 Lon: -98.809250), Call Sign: KNEG681,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.960 MHz, Grant Date: 01/13/1998, Expiration Date: 12/16/2002, Cancellation Date: 03/23/2003, Registrant: Joseph F Schulte, Box 230, Butte, NE 68722
  • Lat: 42.914722 Lon: -98.762778, Call Sign: WPUW942,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.875 MHz, Grant Date: 05/09/2012, Expiration Date: 05/20/2022, Certifier: Alan Rowse, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • BUTTE DT, 731 Broadway (Lat: 42.915639 Lon: -98.850083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WQVS241,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHz, Grant Date: 04/27/2015, Expiration Date: 04/27/2025, Certifier: Thomas W Burnett, Registrant: Ne Colorado Cellular, Inc., 1220 West Platte Ave, Fort Morgan, CO 80701, Phone: (970) 867-6767, Fax: (970) 867-3589, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC0EHB, Licensee ID: L00640765, Grant Date: 02/02/2019, Expiration Date: 02/02/2029, Registrant: Kenneth R Bendixen, 331 Jim Street, Butte, NE 68722

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3256E , Serial Number: 11AC-1625, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 04/30/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 12/02/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Allen J Koskan, Po Box 115, Butte, NE 68722
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 01/17/2018

Most common first names in Butte, NE among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1578.0 years
William1580.4 years
Clara888.5 years
Mary887.7 years
James774.1 years
Emma688.5 years
Edward573.0 years
Joseph583.2 years
Marie586.7 years
Martha586.6 years
Most common last names in Butte, NE among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Reiser979.4 years
Liewer881.8 years
Zeisler881.5 years
Fernau687.8 years
Lewis678.8 years
Fuhrer683.2 years
Ellwanger581.0 years
Davis576.0 years
Anderson583.0 years
Hansen582.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Butte, NE
  • 41.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.6%Electricity
  • 13.1%Wood
  • 4.1%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Other fuel
  • 3.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Butte, NE
  • 76.9%Electricity
  • 19.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.8%Wood


Butte compared to Nebraska state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are no pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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