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Butler, Illinois - Basic Facts

The Village of Butler had a population of 173 as of July 1, 2016. Butler ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Butler is located at latitude 39.1976 and longitude -89.5319 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Butler (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The Village of Butler (GNIS ID: 2397512) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Butler is located within Township of Butler Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Montgomery County.

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.

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


Total Population 173
Population in Households 173
Population in Familes 150
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 300
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 70
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 54
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 83 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 62 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 8 ( 9.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $142,188
Average Home Value $152,869


Median Household Income $56,867
Average Household Income $66,858
Per Capita Income $27,541
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.63% -0.58%
Households -0.45% -0.58%
Families -0.29% -0.75%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.32%
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, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Butler to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois 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 # 1241 10th
Population Density1 # 1199 12th
Diversity Index2 # 1088 20th
Median Household Income # 499 64th
Per Capita Income # 517 62nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.