Butler, Indiana

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Butler, Indiana

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High Points

Butler strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

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Top 11% Butler Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Butler, Indiana

Comparing Butler to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 7 7
Well-Paid Single Men 6 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Female Share of the Population 4 4
Racial Diversity 4 5
Senior Citizens 2 2
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 9
Portion of People Married 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
People Above Poverty 6 5
Median Family Income 6 5
College Educated Adults 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 10
Short Commute Times 8 8
Working at Home 5 6
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 5
People Living Alone 4 4
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Housing Recently Built 4 5
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 3

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Butler Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles NE of Fort Wayne, Indiana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles W of Toledo, Ohio
County De Kalb
Metro Area Fort Wayne
Standard Zip Codes 46721
Phone Area Codes 260
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.41
Longitude -84.88

Butler Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AUBURN 2 SSE
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 31 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Distance 22.7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 35.4 inches
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 34.4 inches
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Butler Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,725 100%
Male 1,327 48.7%
Female 1,398 51.3%
Under 18 838 30.8%
18+ 1,887 69.2%
65+ 277 10.2%
Median Age 30.9
Average Family Size 3.17
White 2,662 97.7%
African-American 4 0.1%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.2%
Other 34 1.2%
Mixed Race 17 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 61 2.2%

Estimated Butler Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,714
Growth -11
Growth % -0.4%

Butler Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 28.9%
US/American 20.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
Irish 10.5%
English 9%
Italian 3.5%
Scottish 2.3%
French (except Basque) 1.6%
Norwegian 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
French Canadian 1.1%
Hungarian 0.7%
Polish 0.6%
Dutch 0.6%
Austrian 0.6%
Welsh 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Butler, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Artic (46721)
Moore (46721)
Newville (46721)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Butler 2,725 $42,188
Ashley 1,010 $42,841
Auburn 12,074 $52,687
Hamilton 1,233 $47,917
Hudson 596 $44,792
St. Joe 478 $36,833
Waterloo 2,200 $45,625

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Butler High Schools (2004)

Serves 673 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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