Butler, New York

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Butler is a town in Wayne County, New York, United States. The population was 2,277 at the 2000 census.

The Town of Butler is on the east border of the county and is west of Syracuse, New York.



Settlement began in 1803. The Town of Butler was formed from the Town of Wolcott in 1826.

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.2 square miles (96.2 km²), of which, 37.1 square miles (96.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.16%) is water.

The east town line is the border of Cayuga County, New York.

New York State Route 89 is an important north-south highway in the town, intersecting New York State Route 104 in the northwest of the town. The west end of New York State Route 370 is in the northeast part of Butler.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,277 people, 743 households, and 540 families residing in the town. The population density was 61.4 people per square mile (23.7/km²). There were 782 housing units at an average density of 21.1/sq mi (8.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 89.46% White, 7.55% African American, 0.22% Native American, 1.71% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.48% of the population.

There were 743 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.2% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.07.

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