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Butler, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Butler had a population of 1,830 as of July 1, 2016. Butler ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Butler is located at latitude 43.1084 and longitude -88.0722 in Waukesha County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Butler (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Waukesha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 748 feet.

The Village of Butler (GNIS ID: 1582894) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Butler population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Butler: New Butler.

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Butler, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,830
Population in Households 1,830
Population in Familes 1,236
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,335
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 897
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 427
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 932 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 468 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 429 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 ( 3.8%)
Median Home Value $169,059
Average Home Value $178,365


Median Household Income $45,697
Average Household Income $57,136
Per Capita Income $28,006
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.1% 0.09%
Households 0.04% 0.18%
Families -0.11% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   1.86%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Butler, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butler to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 276 64th
Population Density1 # 39 95th
Diversity Index2 # 132 83rd
Median Household Income # 515 34th
Per Capita Income # 258 67th

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