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Butler township, MI map Land area: 35.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 1,362 (all rural)
Males: 700  (51.4%)
Females: 662  (48.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 1,362 (1,192 owner occupied, 170 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

26%


Races in Butler township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 96.8%
  • Black: 0.6%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.1%
  • Asian: 0.3%
  • Two or more races: 2.0%

Median age of males: 31.6
Median age of females: 33.4

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Average household size: 3.16

Butler township:

3.2 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.56

Estimated median household income in 2009: $54,162 ($53,459 in 1999)
This township:

$54,162
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $625 (lower quartile is $538, upper quartile is $760)
Here:

$625
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $155,626 (it was $128,000 in 2000)
Butler township:

$155,626
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $105,395 - $215,550

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $201,786
Here:

$201,786
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $241,793
Here:

$241,793
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $97,452
Here:

$97,452
State:

$101,322

Mobile homes: $130,923
Here:

$130,923
State:

$39,606
Population density: 38 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.8%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

3.3%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Notable location: Butler Speedway (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Butler township include: Dayburg Church (A), Saint Joseph Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Shooks Prairie Cemetery (1), Whig Center Cemetery (2), Mount Hope Cemetery (3), Butler Cemetery (4), Boot Hill Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Quaker Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Bagley Creek (A), Bowen Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 116 (83% naturalized citizens)

Butler township:  8.5%
State:  5.3%

68% of Butler township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 78% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 67% lived in Michigan.

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

  • This state: 5832
  • Northeast: 378
  • Midwest: 187
  • South: 669
  • West: 78

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $126,600

Butler township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 2,644
  • One, attached: 50
  • Two: 39
  • 3 or 4: 43
  • 5 to 9: 19
  • 10 to 19: 5
  • 20 to 49: 29
  • Mobile homes: 13

Median worth of mobile homes: $126,800


Housing units in Butler township with a mortgage: 1,477 (234 second mortgage, 362 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 719

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 38
  • 1995 to 1998: 112
  • 1990 to 1994: 102
  • 1980 to 1989: 170
  • 1970 to 1979: 367
  • 1960 to 1969: 379
  • 1950 to 1959: 899
  • 1940 to 1949: 319
  • 1939 or earlier: 456

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Butler township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 6
  • 3 rooms: 28
  • 4 rooms: 89
  • 5 rooms: 430
  • 6 rooms: 705
  • 7 rooms: 549
  • 8 rooms: 307
  • 9 or more rooms: 297

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Butler township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 5
  • 2 rooms: 11
  • 3 rooms: 49
  • 4 rooms: 51
  • 5 rooms: 94
  • 6 rooms: 72
  • 7 rooms: 58
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9 or more rooms: 0

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Butler township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 26
  • 2 bedrooms: 290
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,444
  • 4 bedrooms: 538
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 113

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Butler township:

  • no bedroom: 5
  • 1 bedroom: 56
  • 2 bedrooms: 145
  • 3 bedrooms: 114
  • 4 bedrooms: 25
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Butler township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 48
  • 1 vehicle: 428
  • 2 vehicles: 1,149
  • 3 vehicles: 536
  • 4 vehicles: 196
  • 5 or more vehicles: 54

Cars and other vehicles available in Butler township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 29
  • 1 vehicle: 109
  • 2 vehicles: 176
  • 3 vehicles: 22
  • 4 vehicles: 9
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (9%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (15%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Butler township:

  • German (32.3%)
  • English (10.5%)
  • United States or American (10.4%)
  • Irish (10.2%)
  • Hungarian (6.2%)
  • Polish (4.5%)
  • Italian (4.0%)

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

  • Germany (34%)
  • United Kingdom (24%)
  • Ethiopia (12%)
  • Philippines (11%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Czechoslovakia (includes Czech Republic and Slovakia) (6%)
  • Ukraine (5%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,222 (88%)
  • Carpooled: 314 (9%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 22 (1%)
  • Other means: 8 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 75 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (76%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

96.9% of residents of Butler township speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (55% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 7,267
  • In family households: 6,645 (1,828 male householders, 342 female householders)
    1,871 spouses, 2,229 children (2,009 natural, 79 adopted, 141 stepchildren), 133 grandchildren, 25 brothers or sisters, 22 parents, 55 other relatives, 140 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 622 (219 male householders (193 living alone)), 365 female householders (353 living alone)), 38 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 8 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 946 2-persons, 515 3-persons, 446 4-persons, 169 5-persons, 65 6-persons, 29 7-or-more-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 546 1-person, 38 2-persons,

375 married couples with children.
56 single-parent households (18 men, 38 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 215
Here:

23.7%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 35
Here:

8.2%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 33
Here:

17.3%
Michigan:

16.5%

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 (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Butler township:

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