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Butler County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2016: 186,847 (58% urban, 42% rural); it was 174,083 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 35,503
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 19,738
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 51,245
Renter-occupied apartments: 17,594 (it was 14,617 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

30%

Land area: 789 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 237 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Butler County: 93.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.3%), Educational, health and social services (14.2%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 4%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Butler County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (1.2%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.1%)
Median resident age:  43.3 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.6 years
Males: 92,823  (49.7%)
Females: 94,024  (50.3%)
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Butler County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Butler County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $66,426 ($42,308 in 1999)

This county:

$66,426
Pennsylvania:

$56,907

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $678 (lower quartile is $513, upper quartile is $960)
This county:

$678
State:

$732


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $195,900 (it was $105,300 in 2000)
Butler:

$195,900
Pennsylvania:

$174,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $129,400 - $314,100

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $243,306
Here:

$243,306
State:

$238,147

Townhouses or other attached units: $194,365
Here:

$194,365
State:

$174,860

In 2-unit structures: $370,217
Here:

$370,217
State:

$160,838

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $407,904
Here:

$407,904
State:

$215,517

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $387,335
Here:

$387,335
State:

$261,606

Mobile homes: $65,499
Here:

$65,499
State:

$63,841
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,476
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $460

Institutionalized population: 1,950
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 857 buildings, average cost: $137,100
  • 2001: 930 buildings, average cost: $134,000
  • 2002: 917 buildings, average cost: $136,000
  • 2003: 889 buildings, average cost: $148,500
  • 2004: 838 buildings, average cost: $156,200
  • 2005: 913 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2006: 699 buildings, average cost: $197,000
  • 2007: 681 buildings, average cost: $211,400
  • 2008: 487 buildings, average cost: $224,200
  • 2009: 352 buildings, average cost: $209,400
  • 2010: 463 buildings, average cost: $219,700
  • 2011: 429 buildings, average cost: $226,900
  • 2012: 395 buildings, average cost: $247,800
  • 2013: 542 buildings, average cost: $248,600
  • 2014: 564 buildings, average cost: $263,700

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 2016: $2,798 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,935 (1.2%)

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 2016: 6.2%
Butler County:

6.2%
Pennsylvania:

12.9%
(6.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.9% for Black residents, 17.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.5% for American Indian residents, 13.8% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 8.0% for other race residents, 23.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 43.3 years old
(Males: 41.7 years old, Females: 45.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.4 years old, Black residents: 25.6 years old, American Indian residents: 47.2 years old, Asian residents: 36.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.7 years old, Other race residents: 14.5 years old)

Area name: Pittsburgh, PA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Butler County is $601 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $894 a month.

Cities in this county include: Butler, Fernway, Homeacre-Lyndora, Shanor-Northvue, Zelienople, Meridian, Slippery Rock, Fox Run, Meadowood, Oak Hills.

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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Neighboring counties: Dukes County, Massachusetts , Eureka County, Nevada , Cheyenne County, Nebraska , Fulton County, Indiana , Weber County, Utah , Indiana County , Seward County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.2%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 10,254
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 95.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 36.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,750 (37.2% naturalized citizens)

Butler County:

2.5%
Whole state:

6.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 2010 or later: 699
  • 2000 to 2009: 1,220
  • 1990 to 1999: 594
  • 1980 to 1989: 575
  • 1970 to 1979: 332
  • Before 1970: 746
Note: State values scaled to Butler County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.6%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 56,027
  • One, attached: 6,347
  • Two: 1,803
  • 3 or 4: 1,867
  • 5 to 9: 1,927
  • 10 to 19: 3,112
  • 20 to 49: 1,510
  • 50 or more: 2,195
  • Mobile homes: 6,724
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 54

Housing units in Butler County with a mortgage: 34,921 (963 second mortgage, 5,497 home equity loan, 138 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,692

Here:

60.7% with mortgage
State:

60.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Butler County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic54,60025
Mainline Protestant28,83595
Evangelical Protestant21,10092
Other4,28811
Orthodox3104
None74,729-
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: 34
Butler County:

1.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

0.55 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 60
Butler County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 118
This county:

6.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Butler County:

8.0%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Butler County:

25.1%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.4%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Butler County:

Average size of farms: 123 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,648
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $221.66
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.08%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.90%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $29,860
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 51.97%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.88%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,795
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.02%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.63
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.94%
Corn for grain: 14291 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2550 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 3282 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,326 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 153 acres

Earthquake activity:

Butler County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 49.3 miles away from Butler County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 81.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 86.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 282.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 207.8 miles away from Butler County center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 356.0 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:

  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3356: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3356, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1898: April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Pennsylvania Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3235: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 01, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1557: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Severe Storms and Flooding associated with Tropical Depression Frances, Incident Period: September 08, 2004 to September 09, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1555: September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: 1555, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Tropical Depression
  • Pennsylvania Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 01, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1093: January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: 1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Pennsylvania Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3105: March 16, 1993, FEMA Id: 3105, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Pennsylvania SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: August 19, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-629: August 19, 1980, FEMA Id: 629, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Pennsylvania Tropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: June 23, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-340: June 23, 1972, FEMA Id: 340, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm

The number of natural disasters in Butler County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • India (16%)
  • Canada (9%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Mexico (6%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (3%)
  • Korea (3%)

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

  • German (28%)
  • American (11%)
  • Italian (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Butler County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 77,967 (83.2%)
  • Carpooled: 6,927 (7.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 178 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 41 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 666 (0.7%)
  • Bicycle: 30 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 2,123 (2.3%)
  • Worked at home: 5,834 (6.2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 2,553 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 2,206 people in nursing homes
  • 635 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 296 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 151 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 151 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 132 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 96 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 94 people in other group homes
  • 89 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 39 people in religious group quarters
  • 35 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 30 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 21 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 16 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 14 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere

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

  • 2,865 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,299 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 280 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 231 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 207 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 205 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 142 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 94 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 72 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $66,931.

4.77% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,092 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.77%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.23% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($36,592 average AGI)
1.54% relocated from other states ($23,500 average AGI)
Butler County:

1.54%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Allegheny County, PA  1.61% ($60,465 average AGI)
from Beaver County, PA  0.33% ($64,058)
from Armstrong County, PA  0.19% ($36,007)
from Westmoreland County, PA  0.16% ($57,708)
from Lawrence County, PA  0.16% ($36,319)
from Mercer County, PA  0.15% ($36,798)
from Erie County, PA  0.07% ($51,137)


4.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($52,234 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.52%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($891 average AGI)
Butler County:

0.04%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

2.87% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($28,730 average AGI)
1.60% relocated to other states ($22,613 average AGI)
Butler County:

1.60%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Allegheny County, PA  1.34% ($49,311 average AGI)
to Beaver County, PA  0.35% ($50,628)
to Mercer County, PA  0.18% ($34,881)
to Armstrong County, PA  0.16% ($34,322)
to Lawrence County, PA  0.13% ($34,674)
to Westmoreland County, PA  0.13% ($44,032)
to Venango County, PA  0.07% ($34,547)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Births per 1000 population in Butler County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Butler County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Butler County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.5%
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: 30,405 (25,834 aged, 4,571 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,911 (4%)

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, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (2,698)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,672)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,591)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,259)
  • Unspecified dementia (1,169)
  • Congestive heart failure (969)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (953)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (895)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (648)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (497)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 6%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.11
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,063
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 240
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 28,001

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,118
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,061
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 47
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 76

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 103.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 69.0
  • Other - 34.5

Household type by relationship:

Households: 186,847
  • In family households: 148,432 (28,605 male householders, 21,609 female householders)
    42,159 spouses, 48,179 children (44,970 natural, 1,326 adopted, 1,883 stepchildren), 2,051 grandchildren, 1,013 brothers or sisters, 1,132 parents, 1,016 other relatives, 2,668 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 32,423 (11,133 male householders (8,375 living alone)), 14,125 female householders (12,517 living alone)), 7,165 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 5,992

Size of family households: 25,225 2-persons, 9,364 3-persons, 10,157 4-persons, 3,555 5-persons, 1,675 6-persons, 238 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 20,892 1-person, 3,430 2-persons, 99 3-persons, 667 4-persons, 170 7-or-more-persons.

27,979 married couples with children.
7,121 single-parent households (3,627 men, 3,494 women).

96.4% of residents of Butler speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
1.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 6% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 24% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $1,230,934,000 ($6,813 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $36,515,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $449,856,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $250,101,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,428,000
Federal grants: $145,409,000
Federal procurement contracts: $300,206,000 ($19,143,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $82,934,000 ($5,322,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,574,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $48,956,000
Federal Government insurance: $70,429,000

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

Births: 10,892
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 9,154
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +457
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +6,125
Here +34 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Butler County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 9.32 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.4

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 2,136
  • 2010 to 2013: 1,940
  • 2000 to 2009: 11,992
  • 1990 to 1999: 15,007
  • 1980 to 1989: 9,247
  • 1970 to 1979: 11,367
  • 1960 to 1969: 7,733
  • 1950 to 1959: 6,882
  • 1940 to 1949: 3,250
  • 1939 or earlier: 12,012
Note: State values scaled to Butler population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Butler County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Butler County population
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 63
  • 3 rooms: 605
  • 4 rooms: 3,962
  • 5 rooms: 8,395
  • 6 rooms: 11,931
  • 7 rooms: 9,701
  • 8 rooms: 8,335
  • 9+ rooms: 14,611
  • 1 room: 1,212
  • 2 rooms: 749
  • 3 rooms: 3,341
  • 4 rooms: 4,023
  • 5 rooms: 3,900
  • 6 rooms: 2,472
  • 7 rooms: 801
  • 8 rooms: 450
  • 9+ rooms: 911
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Butler County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Butler County population
  • no bedroom: 73
  • 1 bedroom: 1,214
  • 2 bedrooms: 8,176
  • 3 bedrooms: 28,955
  • 4 bedrooms: 16,006
  • 5+ bedrooms: 3,189
  • no bedroom: 1,291
  • 1 bedroom: 4,526
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,726
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,759
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,263
  • 5+ bedrooms: 294
Cars and other vehicles available in Butler County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Butler County population
  • no vehicle: 1,200
  • 1 vehicle: 12,885
  • 2 vehicles: 27,592
  • 3 vehicles: 10,497
  • 4 vehicles: 3,494
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,945
  • no vehicle: 3,720
  • 1 vehicle: 8,742
  • 2 vehicles: 3,861
  • 3 vehicles: 964
  • 4 vehicles: 562
  • 5+ vehicles: 10

89% of Butler County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 343% lived in Pennsylvania.

Butler County:

88.6%
State average:

87.1%

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

  • This state: 151,083
  • Other state: 30,408
  • Northeast: 7,559
  • Midwest: 10,135
  • South: 9,142
  • West: 3,572

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Butler County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (70.8%)
  • Electricity (12.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.6%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (0.4%)
  • Coal or coke (0.3%)
  • Utility gas (58.4%)
  • Electricity (30.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (2.1%)
  • Wood (0.8%)
  • No fuel used (0.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 3,147
Here:

18.9%
Pennsylvania:

15.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 1,278
Here:

14.3%
Pennsylvania:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,185
Here:

11.2%
Pennsylvania:

37.6%

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)

Butler County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - General - Other: $7,310,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,120,000
    Regular Highways: $834,000
    Parks and Recreation: $363,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $23,104,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $18,786,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $16,348,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $15,348,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $10,520,000
    General - Other: $9,857,000
    Correctional Institutions: $8,358,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,872,000
    Financial Administration: $2,524,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $934,000
    General Public Buildings: $889,000
    Regular Highways: $449,000
    Parks and Recreation: $435,000
    Libraries: $342,000
    Solid Waste Management: $162,000
    Housing and Community Development: $151,000
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000
    Police Protection: $13,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $41,641,000
    Corporate Bonds: $14,580,000
    Benefit Payments: $3,355,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $3,328,000
    Withdrawals: $407,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,364,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Public Welfare Institutions: $376,000
    General - Other: $185,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,718,000

Butler County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $11,651,000
    Solid Waste Management: $191,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $107,000
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $4,240,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $3,330,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $2,597,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,285,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,626,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,845,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $983,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $39,010,000
    Health and Hospitals: $21,648,000
    All Other: $8,960,000
    Highways: $1,215,000
  • Tax - Property: $30,282,000
    Other Selective Sales: $686,000

Butler County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $66,825,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $64,639,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,186,000

Butler County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,611,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $15,025,000
    Total Federal Securities: $10,531,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,054,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,143
  • Number of aged recipients: 225
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,918
  • Number of recipients under 18: 513
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,181
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 449
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,119
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,498
Butler County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 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 ORIGINATED593$155,1791,262$176,4584,349$170,898542$50,5462$1,766,000128$123,242124$64,089
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED20$166,25099$190,182361$176,47437$68,5412$290,00015$129,46729$58,379
APPLICATIONS DENIED72$136,139161$120,3291,211$155,086273$43,5092$45,00054$72,148145$59,690
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN68$146,382106$188,642791$171,00580$51,5381$142,00020$70,95021$79,476
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$136,88921$143,571191$164,86413$78,3082$364,0003$74,3339$84,667
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 38 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED241$190,282144$209,8061$101,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED59$160,18652$213,9621$62,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$174,82415$199,7332$129,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN10$210,4005$237,8000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$186,5000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Butler County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1,48775.3 years
Mary1,42281.5 years
William1,24774.4 years
Robert85470.6 years
James84373.0 years
Charles76075.6 years
Margaret75180.4 years
Helen72180.7 years
George67976.4 years
Joseph64875.3 years
Most common last names in Butler County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller46677.2 years
Smith34776.2 years
Thompson18177.4 years
Campbell17178.4 years
Brown16576.6 years
Graham13777.4 years
Young13575.9 years
Snyder13476.3 years
Wilson12578.8 years
Davis12577.7 years
Businesses in Butler County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven9LensCrafters1
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza2
AT&T4Long John Silver's2
Advance Auto Parts4Lowe's2
Aeropostale1Marriott4
American Eagle Outfitters2Marshalls1
Ann Taylor1MasterBrand Cabinets10
Applebee's2Mazda1
Arby's4McDonald's9
AutoZone1Motel 62
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works1New Balance7
Bed Bath & Beyond1New York & Co1
Blockbuster1Nike12
Buffalo Wild Wings1Nissan1
Burger King5OfficeMax1
CVS1Old Country Buffet1
Carson Pirie Scott1Old Navy1
Chevrolet2Olive Garden1
Chick-Fil-A1On The Border1
Chico's1Panera Bread2
Chipotle1Papa John's Pizza1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Payless2
Coldwater Creek1Penske2
Comfort Inn3PetSmart1
Costco1Pier 1 Imports1
Cricket Wireless2Pizza Hut5
Curves4Plato's Closet1
DHL1Quiznos1
Dairy Queen8RadioShack3
Days Inn1Red Lobster1
Deb1Red Robin1
Dennys1Red Roof Inn1
Domino's Pizza2Rite Aid9
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dunkin Donuts2SAS Shoes1
Famous Footwear2Sam's Club1
FedEx26Sears3
Finish Line1Shoe Carnival1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Spencer Gifts1
Ford1Sprint Nextel2
GNC6Staples2
GameStop4Starbucks3
Goodwill1Subaru1
Gymboree1Subway17
H&R Block6Super 82
Hilton1T-Mobile7
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx2
Home Depot2Taco Bell1
Honda1Talbots1
Hot Topic1Target2
Houlihan's1The Room Place1
Hyatt1Toyota2
Hyundai1Toys"R"Us3
JCPenney1True Value2
JoS. A. Bank1U-Haul9
Jones New York6UPS31
Justice2Verizon Wireless4
KFC1Volkswagen1
Kmart1Walgreens4
Kohl's2Walmart2
La-Z-Boy3Wendy's3
Lane Bryant1YMCA3
Lane Furniture4

Butler County on our top lists:

  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"