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Butler County, Kansas (KS)

County population in 2017: 66,878 (60% urban, 40% rural); it was 59,482 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,930
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 5,424
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,724
Renter-occupied apartments: 5,638 (it was 4,803 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

32%

Land area: 1428 sq. mi.

Water area: 18.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Butler County: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.5%), Educational, health and social services (14.6%), Construction (13.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 58%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 37%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Butler County, KS (2017)
    • 59,10499.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,0785.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1,4022.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,3352.2%Two or more races
    • 5821.0%Asian alone
    • 5330.9%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 200.03%Some other race alone
    • 180.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

39.1 years
Kansas median age:

36.7 years
Males: 34,563  (51.7%)
Females: 32,315  (48.3%)
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Average household size:
Butler County:

2.0 people
Kansas:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $64,149 ($45,474 in 1999)
This county:

$64,149
Kansas:

$56,422

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $578 (lower quartile is $467, upper quartile is $834)
This county:

$578
State:

$636


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $153,400 (it was $83,200 in 2000)
Butler:

$153,400
Kansas:

$150,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $94,300 - $219,700
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,348
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $484

Institutionalized population: 1,896

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 32
  • Burglaries: 128
  • Thefts: 298
  • Auto thefts: 18

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 14
  • Burglaries: 117
  • Thefts: 273
  • Auto thefts: 28
Butler County, KS map from a distance

Health of residents in Butler County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.5. This is about average.
73.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
47.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
98.3% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 206 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 467 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 1998: 480 buildings, average cost: $91,900
  • 1999: 557 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 2000: 379 buildings, average cost: $138,100
  • 2001: 318 buildings, average cost: $118,100
  • 2002: 346 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 2003: 373 buildings, average cost: $137,900
  • 2004: 376 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2005: 294 buildings, average cost: $169,600
  • 2006: 308 buildings, average cost: $160,200
  • 2007: 339 buildings, average cost: $251,600
  • 2008: 216 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2009: 130 buildings, average cost: $213,100
  • 2010: 127 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2011: 131 buildings, average cost: $212,100
  • 2012: 102 buildings, average cost: $207,100
  • 2013: 148 buildings, average cost: $231,700
  • 2014: 141 buildings, average cost: $248,500
  • 2015: 139 buildings, average cost: $218,100
  • 2016: 163 buildings, average cost: $248,900
  • 2017: 174 buildings, average cost: $235,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Butler, KS residents
Average permit cost in Butler, KS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,558 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,926 (1.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Butler, KS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Butler, KS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Butler, KS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 11.7%
Butler County:

11.7%
Kansas:

11.9%
(10.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.2% for Black residents, 9.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.1% for American Indian residents, 12.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 39.1 years old
(Males: 36.8 years old, Females: 40.6 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40.2 years old, Black residents: 34.2 years old, American Indian residents: 47.1 years old, Asian residents: 42.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.7 years old, Other race residents: 48.9 years old)

Area name: Wichita, KS HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Butler County is $457 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $600 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $767 a month.

Cities in this county include: El Dorado, Augusta, Andover, Rose Hill, Douglass, Towanda, Benton, Whitewater, Leon, Potwin.

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

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Neighboring counties: Washington County, Utah , Las Animas County, Colorado , San Francisco County, California , Perry County, Indiana , Martin County, Kentucky , Menifee County, Kentucky , Harrisonburg city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Kansas:

3.7%

Unemployment by year in Butler, KS
County total employment by year in Butler, KS
County average yearly wages by year in Butler, KS

Current college students: 3,044
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 30.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,708 (49.1% naturalized citizens)

Butler County:

2.6%
Whole state:

6.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2522010 or later
  • 2992000 to 2009
  • 4091990 to 1999
  • 1061980 to 1989
  • 1781970 to 1979
  • 159Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.9 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: 21,211
  • One, attached: 780
  • Two: 634
  • 3 or 4: 450
  • 5 to 9: 613
  • 10 to 19: 238
  • 20 to 49: 375
  • 50 or more: 437
  • Mobile homes: 2,107
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 67

Housing units in Butler County with a mortgage: 11,321 (267 second mortgage, 1,121 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,138

Here:

61.1% with mortgage
State:

59.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Butler County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,59855
Mainline Protestant8,86626
Catholic7,8003
Other5714
None38,045-
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: 7
Butler County:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

0.51 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Butler County:

3.34 / 10,000 pop.
Kansas:

3.84 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Butler County:

8.8%
Kansas:

8.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

28.5%
State:

27.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

13.4%

Agriculture in Butler County:

Average size of farms: 536 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $88,939
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $94.48
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.52%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $80,401
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 36.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $73,989
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.33
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.24%
Corn for grain: 25911 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 56623 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 766 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 36587 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 14 acres

Earthquake activity:

Butler County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Kansas state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/15/1995 at 00:31:33, a magnitude 4.1 (3.8 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 114.7 miles away from Butler County center
On 2/15/1974 at 13:33:49, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 225.1 miles away from the county center
On 9/6/1997 at 23:38:00, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 215.6 miles away from the county center
On 6/16/1978 at 11:46:54, a magnitude 5.3 (4.4 MB, 4.6 UK, 5.3 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 391.8 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1995 at 15:51:39, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 LG, 4.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 209.4 miles away from Butler County center
On 10/30/1998 at 17:41:22, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, 3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 75.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kansas Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2015 to June 21, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4230: July 20, 2015, FEMA Id: 4230, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 22, 2013 to August 16, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4150: October 22, 2013, FEMA Id: 4150, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 07, 2010 to July 21, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1932: August 10, 2010, FEMA Id: 1932, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 22, 2009 to January 08, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1885: March 09, 2010, FEMA Id: 1885, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 25, 2009 to May 16, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1849: June 25, 2009, FEMA Id: 1849, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storm and Record and Near Record Snow, Incident Period: March 26, 2009 to March 29, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1848: June 24, 2009, FEMA Id: 1848, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snow
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: September 11, 2008 to September 17, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1808: October 31, 2008, FEMA Id: 1808, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 22, 2008 to June 16, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1776: July 09, 2008, FEMA Id: 1776, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1741: February 01, 2008, FEMA Id: 1741, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kansas Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: December 06, 2007 to December 19, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3282: December 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3282, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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: 19
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 8, Winter Storms: 5, Winds: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Butler

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 17,284 (81.3%)
  • Carpooled: 1,728 (8.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 305 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 45 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 501 (2.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,452 (6.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (21%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Vietnam (8%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (7%)
  • Bangladesh (4%)
  • Portugal (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Butler County


  • American (30%)
  • German (17%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Butler County, Kansas in 2000:

  • 1,029 people in state prisons
  • 695 people in nursing homes
  • 205 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 32 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Butler County, Kansas in 2010:

  • 1,379 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 516 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 368 people in college/university student housing
  • 44 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $73,676.

7.15% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($62,804 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.15%
Kansas average:

6.44%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.12% relocated from other counties in Kansas ($41,699 average AGI)
2.02% relocated from other states ($21,105 average AGI)
Butler County:

2.02%
Kansas average:

3.30%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sedgwick County, KS  3.60% ($62,716 average AGI)
from Cowley County, KS  0.16% ($50,921)
from Harvey County, KS  0.15% ($51,139)
from Sumner County, KS  0.09% ($49,818)
from Greenwood County, KS  0.09% ($42,227)


7.35% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($57,555 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.35%
Kansas average:

7.12%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.12% relocated to other counties in Kansas ($35,490 average AGI)
2.23% relocated to other states ($22,065 average AGI)
Butler County:

2.23%
Kansas average:

3.97%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sedgwick County, KS  3.80% ($53,410 average AGI)
to Harvey County, KS  0.18% ($46,023)
to Cowley County, KS  0.10% ($31,696)
to Johnson County, KS  0.10% ($65,870)
to Sumner County, KS  0.08% ($60,100)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Butler County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Butler County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Butler County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Butler County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Butler County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Butler County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Butler County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Butler County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Butler County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 8,882 (7,589 aged, 1,293 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,194 (7%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (669)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (614)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (539)
  • Congestive heart failure (472)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (410)
  • Unspecified dementia (361)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (355)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (237)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (173)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (163)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.62
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,251
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 133
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 17,801

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,212
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 940
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 96.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 54.1
  • Other - 42.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 66,878
  • In family households: 55,523 (9,093 male householders, 8,577 female householders)
    14,296 spouses, 19,585 children (17,498 natural, 1,300 adopted, 787 stepchildren), 1,201 grandchildren, 328 brothers or sisters, 558 parents, 708 other relatives, 1,177 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8,513 (3,237 male householders (2,566 living alone)), 3,478 female householders (3,150 living alone)), 1,798 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,842

Size of family households: 7,806 2-persons, 4,312 3-persons, 3,483 4-persons, 1,456 5-persons, 269 6-persons, 344 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,716 1-person, 702 2-persons, 49 3-persons, 118 4-persons, 130 5-persons.

10,957 married couples with children.
4,160 single-parent households (1,479 men, 2,681 women).

95.8% of residents of Butler speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $237,153,000 ($3,836 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,062,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $132,481,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $55,210,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $4,677,000
Federal grants: $30,504,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,954,000 ($2,462,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $9,326,000 ($1,270,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,467,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $29,262,000
Federal Government insurance: $56,875,000

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

Births: 3,779
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

75 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,806
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +224
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,747
Here +28 per 1000 residents
State -21 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Butler County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 10.21 millions of gallons per day (1% from ground, 99% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Butler County, Kansas
  • Year house built in Butler County, Kansas
  • 7102014 or later
  • 6252010 to 2013
  • 3,6742000 to 2009
  • 4,6651990 to 1999
  • 3,8151980 to 1989
  • 4,3121970 to 1979
  • 1,4781960 to 1969
  • 3,9001950 to 1959
  • 1,5811940 to 1949
  • 2,1521939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Butler County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Butler County, Kansas
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Butler County, Kansas
  • 241 room
  • 672 rooms
  • 3793 rooms
  • 7714 rooms
  • 2,9115 rooms
  • 3,8646 rooms
  • 3,2877 rooms
  • 2,5698 rooms
  • 4,5879+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Butler County, Kansas
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Butler County, Kansas
  • 1021 room
  • 4612 rooms
  • 7573 rooms
  • 1,3534 rooms
  • 1,1965 rooms
  • 7736 rooms
  • 3817 rooms
  • 4198 rooms
  • 4849+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Butler County, Kansas
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Butler County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Butler County, Kansas
  • 91no bedroom
  • 3441 bedroom
  • 3,0492 bedrooms
  • 8,1813 bedrooms
  • 4,3224 bedrooms
  • 2,4725+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Butler County, Kansas
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Butler County, Kansas
  • 102no bedroom
  • 1,4091 bedroom
  • 1,8102 bedrooms
  • 1,6353 bedrooms
  • 7184 bedrooms
  • 2525+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Butler County, Kansas in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Butler County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Butler County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 462no vehicle
  • 2,3221 vehicle
  • 7,7482 vehicles
  • 4,7943 vehicles
  • 1,8724 vehicles
  • 1,2615+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Butler County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Butler County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 624no vehicle
  • 2,9041 vehicle
  • 9632 vehicles
  • 9043 vehicles
  • 3554 vehicles
  • 1765+ vehicles

85.4% 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, 69% lived in Kansas.

Butler County:

85.4%
State average:

83.9%

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

  • This state: 46,300
  • Other state: 18,381
  • Northeast: 1,334
  • Midwest: 5,896
  • South: 6,720
  • West: 4,431
Year householders moved into unit in Butler County, KS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Butler County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.3%Utility gas
  • 23.2%Electricity
  • 14.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 60.1%Utility gas
  • 29.7%Electricity
  • 8.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 338
Here:

4.2%
Kansas:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Kansas:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 353
Here:

10.8%
Kansas:

14.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Butler County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,763,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,842,000
    Regular Highways: $109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,136,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,144,000
    Regular Highways: $6,380,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,219,000
    Health - Other: $3,866,000
    Police Protection: $3,339,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,908,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,585,000
    Financial Administration: $1,324,000
    Solid Waste Management: $995,000
    General Public Buildings: $558,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $488,000
    Sewerage: $121,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $99,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,976,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,881,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,701,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,673,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,309,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $711,000
    Interest Earnings: $633,000
    Rents: $169,000
    Special Assessments: $148,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,324,000
    General - Other: $937,000
    Police Protection: $275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $108,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,480,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,503,000
    Highways: $1,844,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,790,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,338,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $771,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $602,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $267,000
    Other License: $261,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,919,000

Butler County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,763,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,842,000
    Regular Highways: $109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,136,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,144,000
    Regular Highways: $6,380,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,219,000
    Health - Other: $3,866,000
    Police Protection: $3,339,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,908,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,585,000
    Financial Administration: $1,324,000
    Solid Waste Management: $995,000
    General Public Buildings: $558,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $488,000
    Sewerage: $121,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $99,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,976,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,881,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,701,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,673,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,309,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $711,000
    Interest Earnings: $633,000
    Rents: $169,000
    Special Assessments: $148,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,324,000
    General - Other: $937,000
    Police Protection: $275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $108,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,480,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,503,000
    Highways: $1,844,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,790,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,338,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $771,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $602,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $267,000
    Other License: $261,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,919,000

Butler County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,763,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,842,000
    Regular Highways: $109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,136,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,144,000
    Regular Highways: $6,380,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,219,000
    Health - Other: $3,866,000
    Police Protection: $3,339,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,908,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,585,000
    Financial Administration: $1,324,000
    Solid Waste Management: $995,000
    General Public Buildings: $558,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $488,000
    Sewerage: $121,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $99,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,976,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,881,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,701,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,673,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,309,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $711,000
    Interest Earnings: $633,000
    Rents: $169,000
    Special Assessments: $148,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,324,000
    General - Other: $937,000
    Police Protection: $275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $108,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,480,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,503,000
    Highways: $1,844,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,790,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,338,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $771,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $602,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $267,000
    Other License: $261,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,919,000

Butler County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Charges - Other: $4,763,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,842,000
    Regular Highways: $109,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,136,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $9,144,000
    Regular Highways: $6,380,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,219,000
    Health - Other: $3,866,000
    Police Protection: $3,339,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,908,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,585,000
    Financial Administration: $1,324,000
    Solid Waste Management: $995,000
    General Public Buildings: $558,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $488,000
    Sewerage: $121,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $99,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,976,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $21,881,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $19,374,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $14,701,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $4,673,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,309,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $711,000
    Interest Earnings: $633,000
    Rents: $169,000
    Special Assessments: $148,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $1,324,000
    General - Other: $937,000
    Police Protection: $275,000
    Solid Waste Management: $108,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $13,480,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,725,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,503,000
    Highways: $1,844,000
    Health and Hospitals: $25,000
  • Tax - Property: $25,790,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $2,338,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $771,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $602,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $267,000
    Other License: $261,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,919,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 621
  • Number of aged recipients: 35
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 586
  • Number of recipients under 18: 132
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 413
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 76
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 207
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 273
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 13 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED404$122,802365$150,1511,388$138,096230$35,9782$101,000144$89,81977$65,844
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$85,30040$119,800115$128,08729$28,8280$08$171,25019$63,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED94$102,11783$90,578445$142,23694$37,1380$025$76,04055$81,891
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN49$98,85743$110,558272$130,23522$38,2270$010$62,60020$93,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$108,7278$267,50052$155,8850$00$01$117,0002$49,500
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED81$183,34670$172,700
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED36$203,44423$160,087
APPLICATIONS DENIED18$205,55617$186,765
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$326,0002$155,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$169,5002$255,500
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Butler, KS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Butler, KS - Value
Most common first names in Butler County, KS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John28076.7 years
Mary26580.7 years
William24776.1 years
James24473.4 years
Robert22771.1 years
Charles21278.3 years
George15978.1 years
Helen12279.8 years
Dorothy12278.7 years
Ruth12182.0 years
Most common last names in Butler County, KS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16178.9 years
Jones9178.0 years
Wilson9077.3 years
Johnson8679.5 years
Davis7776.2 years
Miller7675.0 years
Brown7578.1 years
Williams6676.1 years
Thompson6377.3 years
Martin5478.2 years
Businesses in Butler County, KS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC3
Ace Hardware3Kroger8
Applebee's2La-Z-Boy1
Arby's3Lane Furniture2
AutoZone1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western2Long John Silver's2
Blockbuster2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Burger King2McDonald's6
Chevrolet2Nike4
Comfort Inn1Papa John's Pizza2
Cricket Wireless2Penske1
Curves2Pizza Hut7
Dairy Queen4RadioShack2
Days Inn1Rue211
DressBarn1SONIC Drive-In6
Dressbarn1Sears2
Econo Lodge1Subway7
Famous Footwear1Super 81
FedEx5T-Mobile4
Ford2Taco Bell4
GameStop2U-Haul9
Goodwill1UPS11
H&R Block4Walgreens3
Holiday Inn2Walmart3
Jimmy John's2Wendy's2
Jones New York1YMCA2

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