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Overview

Introduction to Butler, Pennsylvania

Butler, Pennsylvania, in Butler county, is 29 miles N of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The city is in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.

Butler History

The city was named in honor of Major General Richard Butler, who was killed during the Battle of Wabash in 1791. The first settlers were of Scottish or Irish descent, and in 1802, German immigrants arrived. Following George Rapp's arrival in 1805 and the establishment of Harmony, large groups of settlers moved to the city. Butler was incorporated as a borough in 1816 and became a city in 1918.

Butler and Nearby Attractions

  • Butler County Heritage Center
  • Moraine State Park
  • National Aviary
  • McConnells Mill State Park
  • Lowrie/Shaw House
  • Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium

Things To Do In Butler

In Butler, there are many interesting places to visit. The Marindon Museum focuses on Japanese and Chinese art and culture. Sen. Walter Lowrie House, which is in the city, is the headquarters of the Butler County Historical Society and also serves as a museum. Recreational opportunities are available at parks including Raccoon Creek State Park, McConnells Mill State Park, and Hillman State Park. Fall Festival and Big Butler Fair are several major events in which people participate.

Butler Transportation

Flights are available from Pittsburgh International Airport.

Butler Higher Education

Butler County Community College is located in the city. Other colleges nearby include Geneva College, Grove City College, and Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,399
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens14.4%
Employed Population 16+5,559
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married32.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.3%
Median Earnings25+$26,402
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$9,688
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,522

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,447
% Above Poverty Level72.6%
% Below Poverty Level27.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work9%
% Using Public Transportation2.6%

Housing

People Living Alone42.5%
Median Gross Rent$635
Median House Value$92,100

Ancestry

Irish21%
Italian16.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.5%
Polish8.5%
English7.8%
Scottish2.7%
French Except Basque2.3%
Hungarian1.7%
Swedish1.5%
Dutch1.1%
Greek1.1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Russian0.9%
Slovak0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Czech0.5%
Austrian0.3%
African0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Arab0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Slovene0.2%
Swiss0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
German0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Butler Almanac

CategoryValue
County Butler County
Standard Zip Codes16002, 16001
P.O. Box Zip Codes16003
Phone Area Codes724,412
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.82
Approximate Longitude-79.86

Butler Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBUTLER 2 SW
Distance1.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 59 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationBAKERSTOWN 3 WNW
Distance15.3 miles
Jan Temp17 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 61 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 64 F
Annual Precip39 inches
StationSALINA 3 W
Distance29.9 miles
Jan Temp15 to 37 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chicora991$65,455
Connoquenessing527$88,958
East Butler813$53,250
Prospect1,245$55,938
Saxonburg1,512$67,639

Butler Public Libraries

Butler Area Public Library
218 NORTH MCKEAN ST
Butler, Pennsylvania
(724) 287-1715
Butler Sys Admin Unit
1553 WEST SUNBURY ROAD
Butler, Pennsylvania
(724) 283-1880

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Butler Hospitals

Va Butler Healthcare
(Government - Federal)
325 New Castle Rd
Butler Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
One Hospital Way
(412) 283-6666

Butler Public Schools

Broad St Sch
200 Broad Street
ZIP: 16001
(724) 287-8721
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Butler Area Ihs
551 Fairground Hill Road
ZIP: 16001
(724) 287-8721
Other
Total Enrollment 1218
Butler Area Jhs
225 East North Street
ZIP: 16001
(724) 287-8721
Middle
Total Enrollment 1080
Butler Area Shs
120 Campus Lane
ZIP: 16001
(724) 287-8721
High
Total Enrollment 1112
Butler County Avts
210 Campus Lane
ZIP: 16001
(724) 282-0735
High
Center Avenue Sch
102 Center Avenue
ZIP: 16001
(724) 287-8721
Primary
Total Enrollment 165
Center Twp Sch
950 Mercer Road
ZIP: 16001
(724) 287-8721
Primary
Total Enrollment 627
Emily Brittain El Sch
338 North Washington Street
ZIP: 16001
(724) 287-8721
Primary
Total Enrollment 396
Mcquistion El Sch
210 Mechling Drive
ZIP: 16001
(724) 287-8721
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Meridian Sch
135 Sparks Avenue
ZIP: 16001
(724) 287-8721
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Northwest Sch
124 Staley Avenue
ZIP: 16001
(724) 287-8721
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Oakland Twp Sch
545 Chicora Road
ZIP: 16001
(724) 287-8721
Primary
Total Enrollment 271
Summit El Sch
351 Brinker Road
ZIP: 16002
(724) 287-8721
Primary
Total Enrollment 194

Butler Private Schools

Butler Catholic School
515 E Locust St
ZIP: 16001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 221
Butler County Childrens Center
131 Homewood Dr
ZIP: 16001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Butler County Childrens Cir
139 Rieger Rd
ZIP: 16001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Butler Montessori School
230 E Jefferson St
ZIP: 16001
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
First Baptist Christian School
221 New Castle St
ZIP: 16001
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 125
Homeacre Christian Academy
340 Whitestown Rd
ZIP: 16001
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 15
Butler Wesleyan Academy
590 Protzman Rd
ZIP: 16002
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 21
His Kids Christian School
650 Saxonburg Rd
ZIP: 16002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 23
Holy Sepulcher Elementary School
6515 Old Route 8 N
ZIP: 16002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 144
Penn Christian Academy
199 Airport Rd
ZIP: 16002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 240
St Wendelin Catholic School
211 Saint Wendelin Rd
ZIP: 16002
Elementary
Total Enrollment 58
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