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Butler County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 15,006 (all rural); it was 15,305 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,870
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,124
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,966
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,126 (it was 1,209 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

28%

Land area: 580 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Butler County: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (41.0%), Educational, health and social services (17.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 28%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 63%
  • Unpaid family work: 5%
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Races in Butler County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 7,405  (49.4%)
Females: 7,601  (50.6%)
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Butler County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Butler County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $53,888 ($35,883 in 1999)

This county:

$53,888
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $446 (lower quartile is $319, upper quartile is $557)
This county:

$446
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $113,136 (it was $66,500 in 2000)
Butler:

$113,136
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,745 - $179,168

Mean price in 2015:

Detached houses: $178,905
Here:

$178,905
State:

$171,636

Townhouses or other attached units: $97,342
Here:

$97,342
State:

$165,333

In 2-unit structures: $1,185,887
Here:

$1,185,887
State:

$154,532

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $91,567
Here:

$91,567
State:

$106,475

Mobile homes: $24,841
Here:

$24,841
State:

$47,660
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $987
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $404

Institutionalized population: 242

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 8
  • Burglaries: 20
  • Thefts: 29
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 18
  • Thefts: 34
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 33 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2008: 215 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2009: 55 buildings, average cost: $171,900
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $157,300
  • 2012: 30 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $198,000
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $185,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $1,605 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,657 (1.5%)

Butler County household income distribution in 2009 Butler County home values distribution Butler County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 9.0%
(8.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 6.1% for Black residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 27.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 8.8%
Butler County:

8.8%
Iowa:

12.2%
(8.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.8% for Black residents, 18.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 18.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 18 years old, American Indian residents: 17 years old, Asian residents: 25 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Butler County is $388 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $645 a month.

Cities in this county include: Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington, Allison, Dumont, New Hartford, Bristow, Aredale.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Butler County: Maple Hills Country Club (A), Maynard Co-op Company Elevator (B), Fredericksburg Farmers Co-op Elevator (C), Willow Run Country Club (D), Pony (E), Wilsons Grove (F), Spring Lake (G), Key (H), Camp Heyata (I), Camp Ingawanis (J), Camp Sacajawea (K), Camp Wahpaton (L), Bremer (M), Grove Hill (N), Fredericksburg Farmers Co-op Elevator (O), Wapsie Ridge Golf Course (P), Waverly Junction (Q), Bremer County Home (R), Frederika Town Hall (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Butler County include: Warren Church (A), West Douglas Church (B), Horton Baptist Church (C), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (D), Immanuel Lutheran Church (E), Saint Johns Lutheran Church (F), Frederika Methodist Church (G), Saint Johannes Church (H), Saint John Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Alcock Cemetery (1), Andrews Cemetery (2), Saint Johns Lutheran Cemetery (3), County Farm Cemetery (4), Oakland Cemetery (5), Pilot Mound Cemetery (6), Saint John Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Baskins Run (A), Klock Creek (B), Dry Run (C), Quarter Section Run (D), Horton Creek (E), East Fork Wapsipinicon River (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Butler County include: Alcock County Park (1), Seven Bridges County Park (2), Cedar River Wildlife Area (3), North Cedar Park (4), Cedar Bend County Park (5), Cedar River Green Belt (6), Shell Rock Access Area (7), Shell Rock Wildlife Area (8), Plum Creek Wildlife Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Buchanan County , Chickasaw County , Genesee County, Michigan , Humboldt County , Union County, South Dakota , Webster County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 420
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 131 (56% naturalized citizens)

Butler County:

0.9%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 3
  • 1985 to 1989: 27
  • 1980 to 1984: 13
  • 1975 to 1979: 3
  • 1970 to 1974: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 58
Note: State values scaled to Butler County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.4%

Butler County marital status for males Butler County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 5,930
  • One, attached: 51
  • Two: 94
  • 3 or 4: 202
  • 5 to 9: 60
  • 10 to 19: 14
  • 20 or more: 19
  • Mobile homes: 204
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 4

Housing units in Butler County with a mortgage: 1,911 (149 second mortgage, 157 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,846

Here:

50.9% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Butler County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant7,56527
Evangelical Protestant2,19119
Catholic5701
Black Protestant1831
Other-1
None4,358-
Butler County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
Butler County:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Butler County:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Butler County:

8.5%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

26.7%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Butler County:

Average size of farms: 305 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $125,040
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $268.83
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.60%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $107,791
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 84.60%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $82,455
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 87.27%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.83
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.46%
Corn for grain: 141955 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 125782 harvested acres
Vegetables: 7 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 3 acres

Tornado activity:

Butler County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1799869.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 7 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 9/1/1961, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Butler County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 84% smaller 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, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 392.1 miles away from Butler County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 259.4 miles away from the county 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 372.8 miles away from the county center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 217.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 347.9 miles away from Butler County center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 267.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 21, 2016 to October 03, 2016, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4289: October 31, 2016, FEMA Id: 4289, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 20, 2015 to June 25, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4234: July 31, 2015, FEMA Id: 4234, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 26, 2014 to July 08, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4187: August 05, 2014, FEMA Id: 4187, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 21, 2013 to June 28, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4135: July 31, 2013, FEMA Id: 4135, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2013 to June 15, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4126: July 02, 2013, FEMA Id: 4126, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 23, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1688: March 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1688, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Butler County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 19, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 10, Winds: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (22%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Germany (40%)
  • Mexico (17%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Netherlands (6%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • El Salvador (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Butler County (%):

  • German (65%)
  • United States or American (8%)
  • English (5%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • Norwegian (4%)
  • Dutch (3%)
  • Danish (2%)

Butler County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,594 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 665 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 10 (0%)
  • Walked: 291 (4%)
  • Other means: 53 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 655 (9%)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

279 people in nursing homes
9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
236 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
6 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,162.

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,484 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.62% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($28,158 average AGI)
1.07% relocated from other states ($5,325 average AGI)
Butler County:

1.07%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Black Hawk County, IA  1.48% ($35,149 average AGI)
from Bremer County, IA  1.09% ($32,688)
from Grundy County, IA  0.29% ($56,235)
from Franklin County, IA  0.26% ($32,733)


5.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.20%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.20% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($26,924 average AGI)
0.99% relocated to other states ($3,194 average AGI)
Butler County:

0.99%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Black Hawk County, IA  1.50% ($28,784 average AGI)
to Bremer County, IA  0.72% ($43,262)
to Grundy County, IA  0.24% ($26,714)
to Floyd County, IA  0.22% ($52,769)
to Franklin County, IA  0.21% ($29,667)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9

Births per 1000 population in Butler County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Butler County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Butler County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Butler County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Butler County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,170 (2,867 aged, 303 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 192 (6%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Butler County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (497)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (149)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (145)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (145)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (117)
  • Unspecified dementia (88)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (76)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (73)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (64)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (54)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,181
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,354

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 13
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 33

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,625
  • In family households: 12,553 (3,561 male householders, 762 female householders)
    3,689 spouses, 3,992 children (3,675 natural, 90 adopted, 227 stepchildren), 124 grandchildren, 69 brothers or sisters, 40 parents, 56 other relatives, 231 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,072 (858 male householders (713 living alone)), 939 female householders (867 living alone)), 275 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 242 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 2,327 2-persons, 807 3-persons, 701 4-persons, 328 5-persons, 112 6-persons, 48 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,580 1-person, 178 2-persons, 26 3-persons, 10 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,971 married couples with children.
618 single-parent households (182 men, 436 women).

96.2% of residents of Butler County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (68% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
2.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $97,636,000 ($6,478 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $711,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $42,134,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $21,606,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $16,142,000
Federal grants: $14,289,000
Federal procurement contracts: $679,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,786,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,293,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,780,000
Federal Government insurance: $66,720,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 821
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,032
Here:

68 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -4
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Butler County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.93 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 0
  • 2010 to 2013: 102
  • 2000 to 2009: 567
  • 1990 to 1999: 316
  • 1980 to 1989: 327
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,028
  • 1960 to 1969: 546
  • 1950 to 1959: 582
  • 1940 to 1949: 420
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,820
Note: State values scaled to Butler population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Butler County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Butler County population
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 57
  • 4 rooms: 423
  • 5 rooms: 1,017
  • 6 rooms: 1,165
  • 7 rooms: 937
  • 8 rooms: 740
  • 9+ rooms: 614
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 26
  • 3 rooms: 159
  • 4 rooms: 231
  • 5 rooms: 214
  • 6 rooms: 195
  • 7 rooms: 197
  • 8 rooms: 96
  • 9+ rooms: 84
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Butler County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Butler County population
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 104
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,117
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,425
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,076
  • 5+ bedrooms: 242
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 210
  • 2 bedrooms: 407
  • 3 bedrooms: 330
  • 4 bedrooms: 213
  • 5+ bedrooms: 42
Cars and other vehicles available in Butler County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Butler County population
  • no vehicle: 165
  • 1 vehicle: 1,104
  • 2 vehicles: 2,008
  • 3 vehicles: 1,123
  • 4 vehicles: 413
  • 5+ vehicles: 153
  • no vehicle: 98
  • 1 vehicle: 446
  • 2 vehicles: 387
  • 3 vehicles: 196
  • 4 vehicles: 68
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

69% of Butler County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 52% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 79% lived in Iowa.

Butler County:

69.1%
State average:

57.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13,642
  • Northeast: 65
  • Midwest: 948
  • South: 210
  • West: 263

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $28,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Butler County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.9%)
  • Electricity (8.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.2%)
  • Wood (2.0%)
  • Utility gas (40.6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28.2%)
  • Electricity (25.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.0%)
  • Wood (1.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 61
Here:

3.5%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 16
Here:

1.6%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 72
Here:

19.3%
Iowa:

25.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 153
  • Number of aged recipients: 8
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 145
  • Number of recipients under 18: 26
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 106
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 21
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 68
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 59
Butler County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Butler County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Butler County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19179.1 years
Henry13381.1 years
George10980.3 years
William10879.6 years
Anna9384.0 years
Mary7479.6 years
Grace7282.3 years
Fred6380.7 years
Minnie6086.9 years
Harold5774.3 years
Most common last names in Butler County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8378.5 years
Miller8380.6 years
Smith5274.7 years
Kramer4181.5 years
Meyer4180.1 years
Dralle2981.4 years
Uhlenhopp2982.4 years
Schipper2672.1 years
Wedeking2682.5 years
Reints2681.1 years
Businesses in Butler County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ford1Super 81
Jimmy John's1True Value1
La-Z-Boy1U.S. Cellular2
Lane Furniture1