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Butler, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Butler had a population of 1,838 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Butler: New Butler.

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Butler, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,838
Daytime Population: Workers 3,194
Daytime Population: Residents 889
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,083
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.22
Population in Households 1,838
Population in Familes 1,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,345
Diversity Index3 28


Median Household Income $48,719
Average Household Income $59,838
Per Capita Income $29,268


Total Housing Units 933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 458 (49.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 441 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $172,637
Average Home Value $185,917


Total Households 899
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 426
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.02% 0.1%
Households 0.06% 0.2%
Families -0.13% 0.09%
Median Household Income   2.46%
Per Capita Income   3.09%

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, 2017 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 # 275 65th
Population Density # 42 95th
Diversity Index # 133 83rd
Median Household Income # 517 33rd
Per Capita Income # 273 65th

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