County population in 2016: 15,068 (all rural); it was 15,305 in 2000County 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:
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)
Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (38.8%), Educational, health and social services (21.0%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (11.6%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,685 (1.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,784 (1.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 8.4%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 15.4% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 30.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2016: 43.7 years old
(Males: 42.2 years old, Females: 45.3 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.2 years old, Black residents: 19.1 years old, American Indian residents: 55.8 years old, Asian residents: 25.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 35.4 years old, Other race residents: 25.4 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.
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
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
Current college students: 420 People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 91.2% People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.4%
Number of foreign born residents: 120 (34.4% naturalized citizens)
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
2010 or later: 65
2000 to 2009: 28
1990 to 1999: 8
1980 to 1989: 40
1970 to 1979: 12
Before 1970: 65
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%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 6,043
One, attached: 30
3 or 4: 218
5 to 9: 143
10 to 19: 122
20 to 49: 46
50 or more: 3
Mobile homes: 145
Housing units in Butler County with a mortgage: 2,593 (97 second mortgage, 259 home equity loan, 14 both second mortgage and home equity loan) Houses without a mortgage: 2,402
50.0% with mortgage
60.6% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Butler County
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
3.41 / 10,000 pop.
2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
0.68 / 10,000 pop.
0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
6.82 / 10,000 pop.
5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 10
6.82 / 10,000 pop.
8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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
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.
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).
Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
Sales and related occupations (7%)
Material moving occupations (5%)
Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
Sales and related occupations (9%)
Healthcare support occupations (8%)
Management occupations (7%)
Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
Personal care and service occupations (7%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Other Australian and New Zealand Subregion (4%)
United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Butler County (%):
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 3,452 (77.7%)
Carpooled: 343 (7.7%)
Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 25 (0.6%)
Bicycle: 23 (0.5%)
Walked: 228 (5.1%)
Worked at home: 379 (8.5%)
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 facilitiesAverage 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)
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)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
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)
2,702 married couples with children.
538 single-parent households (191 men, 347 women).
98.4% of residents of Butler speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very 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:
54 per 1000 residents
66 per 1000 residents
68 per 1000 residents
48 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: -3
-0 per 1000 residents
+10 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -4
-0 per 1000 residents
-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)
Note: State values scaled to Butler County population
no vehicle: 69
1 vehicle: 854
2 vehicles: 1,817
3 vehicles: 1,355
4 vehicles: 568
5+ vehicles: 352
no vehicle: 147
1 vehicle: 526
2 vehicles: 337
3 vehicles: 239
4 vehicles: 50
5+ vehicles: 24
94% of Butler County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 88% lived in Iowa.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 13,095
Other state: 1,721
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Butler County